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Saturday, March 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m
The Agriculture Update Study Consensus Meeting at the University Community Library, 4155 Governor Drive in University City (just east of Genesee on the south side of Governor between Chase Bank and Carl's Jr.).Click here for study materials In the morning session, Committee members will be set up around the room to present their materials visually and in print to members who will be circulating among these "information posts". After a catered sandwich lunch from 11:30 - 12:30, Consensus will be taken.
- Saturday, March 22 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m
"From Restoring Respect to Shared Governance: Making Democracy Work Through Deliberative Dialogue" is a special workshop arranged by the LWV of North San Diego County for all Leagues and the public in the region. It is being held on Saturday, March 22 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Mesa College, 7250 Mesa College Drive, Room G 101, San Diego, CA 92101. Park in the metered parking lot off Mesa College Drive which is off Linda Vista Road. However, you do NOT need to feed the meter. See http://www.lwvncsd.org/ for more detailed directions and public transit options.
The speakers will be:
Dr. Carl Luna, Professor of Political Science at Mesa College and Co-founder of Restoring Respect
Dr. Martin Carcasson, Professor of Communications at Colorado State University and Director of the Center for Public Deliberation
Dr. Lisa Shaffer, Encinitis City Council Member and retired lecturer at UCSD's Rady School of Management in the area of ethics and corporate social responsibility
To register: Send a check to LWVNCSD, Attention: Regional Workshop, P.O. Box 131272, Carlsbad, CA 92013. It is $30 including chicken or veggie lunch or $15 if you bring your own lunch. The price goes up by $5 if you register after March 14. You can also register online at http://www.lwvncsd.org/ and pay by credit card.
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Friday, March 28 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
Miramar Landfill Tour Meet outside the LWVSD office, Balboa Office Building, 7710 Balboa Avenue between 9:00-9:10 am and consolidate into 3 vans leaving no later than 9:15. After the tour, there will be a discussion on zero waste led by the Deputy Director of Environmental Services. Space is limited and cost is $10 for van rental, reserve by March 24th. Wear comfortable closed toed shoes.
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League of Women Voters-San Diego current issues of interest:
« City Budget:
The League is working with the Community Budget Alliance to increase citizens' knowledge and involvement in the San Diego City Budget. The LWVSD developed a Powerpoint presentation to share our involvement with the other League members and encourage their participation
Water at local, county and state levels; where is comes from how it is used and what is in the future. The League's Powerpoint presentation shared statistics and visuals to help understand the issue better.
« Health Care:
The law contains a number of provisions that are changing the rules of health care for consumers LWVUS on the decision
« Redevelopment: Where do we now get funds for affordable housing?
« Embarcadero: Keeping the Embarcadero a place for citizens and tourists to enjoy our harbor views
« Human Trafficking: Do our students know how to keep safe from the predators who are seducing our young women into a nightmare life?
« Privatization of City services: What oversight is being built into the proposals to privatize our city services? What services will we be giving up in exchange for possible savings? What proof is there that there will be savings? Will the contracts be competitive and is there a way to go back to public control if these contracts are a "bad deal" for our citizens?
« Early Childhood Education: A coalition of agencies serving preschoolers is headed by the LWVSD and working to improve services and funding for quality education at the preschool level.
« Quail Brush Genco: An electric generating peaker plant with eleven 100 feet high stacks is being proposed to be built near Sycamore Landfill and on the edge of Mission Trails Regional Park. Rezoning of land is being discussed again at the Planning Commission; the League was there to testify against it. The City Council did not approve this proposal which goes onto state review.
On March 22, 2013, the PUC unanimously rejected the construction of a power plant near Mission Trails Regional Park after listening for two hours to many environmental groups in opposition, including the League of Women Voters of San Diego County. They said that San Diego needs to develop more renewable energy locally. It also would have been very costly to the ratepayers.
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