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news & announcements:

RELEASE: Jackson Council Ignores Recommendation on Prop 218
RELEASE: Grand Jury Blasts Amador Water Agency
STATEMENT: The California Budget Project on the 2012-13 State Budget
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Amador Library Is Being Strangled
COMMENTARY: Outside the Ivory Tower: Design Review Based On False Premise
Mother Lode Tea Party: No Casino in Plymouth
Via Citizen Report: Urgent threat to historic preservation in Transportation Reauthorization Conference - Let Senator Boxer know Californians care about preservation!
RELEASE: Jackson Resident Sues City Over Garbage Rates
NEWSLETTERS: Amador Democrats Motherlode Tea Party
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AMADOR COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE meets the 3rd Thurs of each month at 6:30 p.m. located in Martell Plaza on Hwy 88, 12275 Martell Road Suite #11, Martell, CA 95642, www.amadorGOP.com


AMADOR COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE - Meets on the 4th Thurs of the month at 7PM at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson.  www.amadordemocrats.org
Steve Christensen, christensen668@sbcglobal.net
ADOPT A HIGHWAY
Litter Collection Date:  Saturday - July 14, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM till about 11:00 AM
Meeting Place:  Sunset Professional Building (Across from Sunset View Cemetery on Highway 88)
It is that time again.  Thank you all for working on this very import project.
Recommendation:  Wear light colored comfortable clothes, long pants and long sleeve shirts, leather shoes or boots with ankle supports, sunglasses or prescription glasses, sunscreen, bug repellent, and water to carry (carrying pouch).  Please bring your cell phone.
You will be provided with a colorful vest, hard hat, metal trash picker upper, gloves and trash bags.  When finished for the day, please return all supplies.
PLEASE RSVP BY WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2012.  It is import that we know if you will be working or not.  Please send RSVP to Toni Bach at jsbach1@earthlink.net.
Thank you for your participation and hope to see you on July 14, 2012
Toni Bach and Steve Christensen


MOTHERLODE TEA PARTY - http://motherlodeteaparty.com/
Drop by our headquarters Wednesday thur Saturday 11:00am—3:00pm
Just look for Jose’s and Thomi’s Restaurants & our RED Banner
P. O. Box 604  /  611B S. Highway 49  /  Jackson, CA 95642  /  (209) 223-1318


PROGRESSIVE WOMEN'S COMMITTEE - Meets the 1st Thurs of the month at Thomi's Banquet Room in Jackson.
The buffet luncheon is $15.00 which includes  entree, salad, vegetarian offering, various drinks, coffee, tea, dessert, tax and tip. Pay at the door -  cash (exact amount is appreciated) or personal check only. Please respond to Sally at trestrail@gotsky.com Note and this is REALLY Important: If you make a reservation and cannot attend please call Sally at 267-0177, to cancel, by Wednesday at noon. You may be billed for the luncheon if you do not show up and have not cancelled.
The Special Speaker this month will be our retiring Assemblywoman Alyson Huber.
This is an open meeting and all those interested are welcome to attend.
Note:  Assemblywoman Huber plans to be here on this date. This is contingent on the Assembly finishing their budget in a timely manner!
Reservations are required. Please respond to Sally at trestrail@gotsky.com
no later than Monday, July 2nd (sooner if possible)
Note:   If you make a reservation and cannot attend.
PLEASE call me at 267-0177 to cancel by Wednesday at noon.


RATEPAYER PROTECTION ALLIANCE: The Ratepayer Protection Alliance was formed to support the rights of Amador citizens against unfair rate increases. RPA is committed to ensuring that local water, wastewater and garbage rates are justified, and do not unfairly burden local residents. Join us in our effort to ensure that elected officials are serving the public's best interest, not special interests. Our website www.amadorwatchdog.org is designed to inform the public about issues related to water, wastewater and garbage rates in Amador County. We will give you the information you will not get from our elected officials or from most other local media outlets.


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