Environmental Commons, April 17, 2006


[Rachel's introduction: This note from Environmental Commons offers some background on the Mendocino County, California, precautionary principle ordinance, and urges citizens to attend the June 27 meeting in Ukiah, California to support a "Yes" vote on precaution by the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors.]

On June 27, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors will hear and vote on whether to adopt a Precautionary Principle Policy for the County. The final draft is available here: MendoPrecaution.org/2 006-04MendocinoPrecautionary.pdf

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 Time: 1:30 PM Location: Supervisors Chambers, 501 Low Gap Rd., Ukiah, CA

The Precautionary Principle has been 'in study' since October 2005. The study process has been enlightening for all involved and many department heads, staff, and members of the public are in favor of the Precautionary Principle's adoption. The hearing on June 27 presents an opportunity to voice your support for Mendocino County's first environmental policy -- and one that states the value of public input, transparency, full-cost accounting, and guidance towards an alternative with the least potential impact on human health and the environment.

What You Can Do

1. Please plan on attending the Board of Supervisors hearing on this issue. If you cannot attend the hearing, please consider faxing or emailing a letter of support to the Board of Supervisors, Cc:ing your district Supervisor.

Board of Supervisors Fax: (707) 463-4245 Email: bos@co.mendocino.ca.us

2. If you can attend the hearing on June 27th, plan on speaking in support of the Precautionary Principle. You will be be provided 2-3 minutes or you can simply state your support for the Precautionary Principle.

3. Endorse the Precautionary Principle in Mendocino County decision- making!

Who Supports the Precautionary Principle?

For a list of those who have endorsed the Precautionary Principle, please see our website, http://MendoPrecaution.org (click on list of endorsers in left margin).

For more information: See MendoPrecaution.org or contact: info@EnvironmentalCommons.org, (707) 884-5002.

-- Britt Bailey, Director Environmental Commons PO Box 1135 Gualala, CA 95445 (707) 884-5002 environmentalcommons.org