Welcome to the California Section of the ADC Website.  There are Many Issues Facing California which Need Immediate Attention & This Section Will Address Some of Those Issues in the Coming Months.


GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54950-54963 – Section 54950.  “…In enacting this chapter, the Legislature finds and declares that the public commissions, boards and councils and the other public agencies in this State exist to aid in the conduct of the people's business. It is the intent of the law that their actions be taken openly and that their deliberations be conducted openly.  The people of this State do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies which serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may retain control over the instruments they have created...”

There are several additional California Sections on this Website that are important dealing with critical issues facing California:

California Air Quality

 CalCC   California Agriculture & Backyard Burning - Air Quality & Negative Public Health Impacts: 

California Agriculture - Honey Bees & Other Pollinators:

California Agriculture: 

 California Drinking Water - California State Department of Health - Drinking Water Division Sacramento, CA

 CaCalifornia Public Education is Being Privatized Without Your Full Knowledge & Consent - It is time to learn more about this issue & to Stop the Privatization of our Public School System: 

California Public Utilities Commission - Smart Meters - Smart Grid - Cell Towers - Electromagnetic & Other Issues: 

Weather Modification Experiments + Program Impacts on Agriculture & Weather:


 NotNote:  The California EPA Website is one of the Best in the United States - If you need information on Toxic Air & Water Contaminants, Information About Herbicides, Pesticides, Insecticides, Toxicology Studies, Drinking & Bottled Water Rules & Regulations, Chemicals, Particles, Human Health & Other Information this is the Website to Visit:


California passed two important laws which give the people of California important Rights: 

                          The California Brown Act & The California Public Records Act


Please note that several California Counties have special unique issues which are addressed in separate sections in this website:

Contra Costa County, CA   (Two Sections) 

Humboldt County, CA 

Lake County, CA                 

Marin County, CA      

Mendocino County, CA      (Three Sections)

 FiFirst in the United States  to Pass a GMO Prohibition Law:  Title 10A AGRICULTURE - CHAPTER 10A.15 PROHIBITION ON THE PROPAGATION, CULTIVATION, RAISING AND GROWING OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS IN MENDOCINO COUNTY Section. 10A.15.010 Finding: The people of Mendocino County wish to protect the County’s agriculture, environment, economy, and private property from genetic pollution by genetically modified organisms.  (Measure H-2004, passed March 2, 2004.) Section 10A.15.020 Prohibition:   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to propagate, cultivate, raise, or grow genetically modified organisms in Mendocino County. (Measure H-2004, passed March 2, 2004.


Placer County, CA      

Plumas County, CA    

Sacramento, CA                   (Two Sections) 

San Diego, CA             

Shasta County, CA     

Solano County, CA    

Sonoma County, CA           (Two Sections) 


"U.S. Forest Service - February 20, 2012 - Using Forest & Other Trees in Cap & Trade Carbon Credit Program.  This program allows trees in California and across the United States to be sold on the Stock Market as Pollution Offsets
(credits), so that these polluting corporations can continue to pollute at current or ever-increasing rates.  These tree
credits can be purchased by the public to "offset" their aviation travel and other polluting activities.  The increase in pollution from this "Ponzi-Type Scheme" will result in more pollution that will kill our trees and plants from acid rains and other types of pollution."

UEP Tree Carbon Calculator

Sarah Hines: Forest Carbon for the Private Landowner. Basics of carbon offsets, markets, and trading.

Maria Janowiak: An Introduction to Forest Carbon Management

Climate Change Resource Center: Forest and Grassland Carbon in North America

California State of the State Address
Jan 18, 2012

State Capitol
Governor Jerry Brown gave the annual state of the state address to legislators. He focused on setting broader goals for transportation and education, and asked the legislature to support his tax policy proposals. (C-SPAN)


Truly California - Monument - April 16, 2012 PBS Broadcast - "...From the moment David Brower first witnessed the extraordinary beauty of the Yosemite Valley, his life was tied to the fight to preserve the American wilds for future generations. Not since John Muir had an American fought with such tenacity, or been more successful, in protecting our natural heritage. His fiery dedication and skillful activism transformed the Sierra Club and brought the environmental movement into the public conscious.

Monumental explores the dramatic and inspiring story of Brower's campaigns to protect and establish some of our most treasured national parks. At the center of the film are the themes that absorbed Brower throughout his life and work with the Sierra Club: the threatened beauty of the American landscape, the spiritual connection between humans and the great outdoors, and the moral obligation to preserve what is left of the world's natural wonders from the encroachment of progress.

Monumental weaves together Brower's vivid 16-mm archival wilderness footage, photographic images from well-recognized artists, and interviews with leading conservationists, photographers, historians, curators, politicians, as well as Brower's family, friends, and colleagues. Monumental tells the story of a true American legend, an artist, a publisher, a filmmaker, and a zealous crusader for the cause of environmentalism...."