The General Assembly of the Community Rights Coalition of Jefferson county will meet August 10th, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Quimper UnitarianUniversalist Fellowship in PortTownsend, Washington … 2333 San Juan Avenue. We meet every two weeks. All Friends are welcomed to attend.
AGENDA ITEMS INCLUDE:
Update on the Community Bill of Rights process from the Community Bill of Rights taskforce.
Update on the Home Rule Charter progress including a report back on a well attended Freeholder and Home Rule information meeting held on Wednesday, August 7th at the Tri-Area Center in Chimacum.
Next steps for the finding qualified Freeholders who will create a charter that will bring the right to Initiative and referendum to the people of this county, include a bare-bones Bill of Rights into the initial charter, and create an initial charter that will be easily pass by the voters in future. Strategy for helping the charter and freeholder process to pass this November 5th.
The Home Rule Charter taskforce will be at the Jefferson County Fair this next weekend.
Other agenda items may be added
Other CRC working group meetings you might want to attend:
Study Group – Every Tuesday 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the QUUF
Community Bill of Rights taskforce – Thursdays – 5:30 to 7:00 PM at the Port Townsend Community Center.
Charter Taskforce – Contact Val Phimister Meetings are held at irregular times depending on the projects in motion. – Looking for boots on the ground members – this is not a study group.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING COMMUNITY MEETINGS:
Charter information meeting to be presented by the County for potential Freeholders: MONDAY AUGUST 12th at 6:00PM in the Superior Court at the County court house. If this changes, we will let you know.
From the Community Environmental Legal defense Fund (CELDF) website
“Communities across the country, trying to stop a wide range of threats – such as fracking, spraying, mining, factory farming, sewage sludging, water privatization, coal shipments, unsustainable energy development, and genetically modified seeds – all run into the same problem: they don’t have the legal authority to say “no” to them. The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund organizes in communities facing such threats. We’ve created this short video to share with you how a structure of law has developed that stands in the way of us saying “no” to harmful activities such as fracking, and prevents us from building sustainable food, energy, water, and other systems. It walks step-by-step through the barriers we face in our communities and what communities are doing – and what you can do – about it.”
Watch a 20 minute video on what a citizen can do to stop the insanity.
The next General Assembly Meeting of the Community Rights Coalition of Jefferson County will be held Saturday July 13th at 9:30 A.M.
Special speaker will be Phil Johnson, Jefferson County Commissioner. He will be giving an update on the Salmon Net Pens issue. He will speak at the beginning of the meeting. The regular meeting of the GA will occur after his talk.
Regular business: We will have an update on the Chartering or “Home Rule” signature gathering progress and update on the first meeting of the creation of a Community Bill of Rights. More information will be given about the upcoming (July 20th) CRC first annual summer picnic.
Also to be discussed is a back on the July 4th parade action to support I- 522 – The GMO labeling initiative to be voted on this fall in the state of Washington. Members of the CRC attended this action in Port Angeles.
The General Assembly of the Community Rights Coalition of Jefferson County Washington is open to all friends. Please Join us. Saturday, July 13th – 9:30 AM held at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Port Townsend, Washington – 2333 San Juan Avenue.
The next Community Rights Coalition General Assembly will be held On Saturday, June 29th at 9:30 AM.
We will have an update on the Chartering or “Home Rule” signature gathering progress and information about the weekly visits to the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners meeting 9:00 AM every monday morning at the court-house. The CRC chartering workgroup is trying to persuade the Board of commissioners to call for freeholders to help the county to move toward chartering. The CRC chartering workgroup members have collected over 700 signatures of Jefferson County registered voters to further the process.
Also to be discussed will be
the creation of a Community Rights Ordinance
update from the study group
and involvement with I-522 GMO labeling initiative, and other projects.
The General Assembly of the Community Rights Coalition of Jefferson County Washington is open to all friends. Please Join us. Saturday, June 29th 9:30 AM held at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Port Townsend, Washington – 2333 San Juan Avenue.