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Solano County staff to Board of Supervisors: Progress made in 2012

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Vallejo, CA

#1 Jan 9, 2013
Solano County staff to Board of Supervisors: Progress made in 2012

Solano County leaders must continue to make changes while facing an uneasy economy that attacked sources of revenue for county government throughout much of 2012.

Supervisor Linda Seifert and County Administrator Birgitta Corsello believe 2012 ended on a positive note and both are optimistic for what's coming in 2013, they said Tuesday as the Board of Supervisors heard a presentation of Solano's 2012 Annual Report by county staff.

"2012 is one of those years that I felt we were recovering," Seifert said as the report was detailed.

It was a year of change as the county "continued the journey to become a more nimble organization, improving our capacity to react to challenges and the opportunities that came our way," the report noted.

The downhill trend seems to be over and the local economy is growing, staff added.

For years, the county has been forced to "chip away" at an operational deficit by reducing programs and services that were not affordable. In 2012, however, the county was able to concentrate on how services can be provided more efficiently and how to begin rebuilding some programs and services.

"Going forward, we anticipate more change," the report noted.

Last year, the county took an innovative approach by investing in changing how it does business in the long term, including upgrading online payment systems for making park reservations, acquiring building permits and paying tax bills.

The annual report also looked at how the county was effective in 2012. This included being named among the 100 Best Communities for Young People for the sixth time, opening of the William J. Carroll Government Center in Vacaville, breaking ground on the Claybank Adult Detention Facility in Fairfield and moving forward with the Nut Tree Airport Master Plan.

Additionally, the county's crime laboratory is now fully accredited, more veterans are being served, the Suisun Marsh Protection Plan was updated and zoning regulations were modernized.

Despite changes in the economy, Solano County remains fiscally responsible, the report concluded, reiterating that the adopted budget for fiscal year 2012-13 is balanced.

San Mateo, CA

#2 Jan 15, 2013
solano county supervisors are aidding/abetting TERRORISM POLICY by HSUS!

Rice and beans anyone

According to a new report published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the livestock sector generates more greenhouse gas emissions as measured in CO2 equivalent --18 percent--than transport. It is also a major source of land and water degradation."

That statement got a tremendous amount of traction until Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D., from the University of California, Davis said, "These statements are not accurate, yet their wide distribution through news media have put us on the wrong path toward solutions."

He looked the model created by the United Nations and clearly demonstrated that their researchers presented false information. Within hours of Mitloehner's announcement, Pierre Gerber, a policy officer with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization and one of the primary investigators, told the BBC that he accepted Mitloehner's criticism.

"I must say honestly that he has a point--we factored in everything for meat emissions, and we didn't do the same thing with transport."

So I clearly see now that we not only have a plethora of individuals stacked all throughout the Obama administration with ties to HSUS but it goes much farther than that. The UN's environmental initiatives, led by Maurice Strong and Jan Hartke, are guiding the ship for HSUS and have been attempting to move people away from the consumption of milk, meat and eggs.

Incidentally, Strong resigned from the UN and moved to China while under scrutiny for a suspicious $1 million payment that appeared to be tied to UN's corrupt "oil for food" program.

Strong now serves as chairman of the China Carbon Corporation and vice-chairman of the Chicago Climate Exchange. He states that his colleague, the president of China Carbon Corporation, "pioneered the development of emissions trading by the United Nations."

So back to my original statement that HSUS is a bunch of "human haters." Think of it this way: If you always target food and energy production in the name of animal welfare or preserving endangered species or protecting the environment, who is it that will suffer if this group wins globally? Yes, it is mankind because HSUS is working to make it harder and more expensive than ever for human beings to be able to secure the essentials of life--food, fiber, fuel and pharmaceuticals.

Or perhaps HSUS is simply in cahoots with the Chinese government to finally cripple the United States at the core and return to their position as the world power! Rice and beans anyone?

Editor's note: Trent Loos is a sixth generation United States farmer, host of the daily radio show, Loos Tales, and founder of Faces of Agriculture, a non-profit organization putting the human element back into the production of food. Get more information at , or email Trent at [email protected]

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