CLARIFICATION of the January 5, 07 Tribune Viewpoint, (previous post)
Prohibition Zone Legal Defense Fund (PZLDF) was organized to support those faced with enforcement in Los Osos. Membership cuts across the “political factions” and represents ALL 5000 faced with eventual enforcement actions. The issue IS property rights and regulatory abuse, and has NOTHING to do with which version of a project is favored, or how one votes. NO, the abuse of civil rights is not appropriate even if you think Los Osos, or the individual deserves it. Supporting civil rights is NOT about agreeing with the particular issue, but not allowing anyones rights to be violated.
PZLDF supported those faced with hearings and also worked to broker a settlement for others. PZLDF did NOT take a stand against enforcement in general, but the misapplied and misrepresented enforcement orders that are designed for industry and government agencies. The use of the water boards own progressive enforcement guidelines indicates a community-wide work plan is a better tool. The greatest concern is the trampling of citizens rights, and unintended consequences the enforcement puts in motion. The enforcement undermines the Blakeslee Bill, and the County’s ability to succeed in delivering a new project, and the mission of the water board. It further divides the community, and that should be a huge concern to everyone who favors a project in the foreseeable future, and an end to the madness in Los Osos.
Prohibition Zone Legal Defense Fund