WELCOME TO LIGHT ON THE DESERT...
While most of us are working, taking care of our families, sharing times with friends and neighbors, and generally going about our daily lives, you will not believe what our local government is up to...
$53 Million Dollars to Start and Another $50 or More Million After That for a Golf Cart Trail!
John Benoit, Tom Kirk and the City Councils in Coachella Valley are off on another boondoogle -- with taxpayer money, of course. With all of the needs here in the valley, these folks are going to spend money on a 40 plus mile golf cart pathway under the pretense of relieving congestion on Highway 111 and helping to reduce polution. Are they serious? Click here for more.....
Sustainable Development -- How it Affects You &
Why You Should Care
The Public Forum in Palm Desert Feb 29th was a great success. If you missed it you can watch the forum on YouTube -- click here
There are several videos posted ... see the top of the screen and click on it to view the other videos.
Check out the program and the brochure -- click to download file
Check here to see who is winning across the United States -- click to download file
Check here to see the facts -- click to download file
AGENDA 21 -- Coming to your neighborhood NOW!
Have your heard of Agenda 21? Do you know what it is? Did you know that our cities in Coachella Valley have "bought into" to the United Nations's Agenda 21?
Citizens it is time to find out what Agenda 21 is and how it is slowly and surely erroding our individual rights. Click here to get started
1/18/12 -- The Republican National Committee adopted a resolution exposing the UN's Agenda 21:
"WHEREAS, the United Nations Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of extreme environmentalism, social engineering, and global political control that was initiated at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992; and,..." read more here
Here is an introduction to UN Agenda 21 .....click here
Get out of Jail Free!
1/18/12 Just last weekend, about 57 prisoners were released in Riverside County as the jails ran out of beds. This is a result of the state's Prison Realignment program which is diverting certain "low level" offenders back to the counties to serve their sentences. Is this prison realignment or prisoner release?
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How Smart are SMART METERS? (and do you really want one?)
Technology can be a good thing -- depending on who is using it and how they are using it. Southern California Edison (SCE) is in the process of replacing existing analog electric meters with digital faced meters that are named Smart Meters in their service area. Smart Meters will collect a home's power use data and homeowners are asking many questions that SCE has not adequately addressed. Concerns include: Safety issues - Who can access the data? - How the data will be used (Privacy)? - Who is to pay for the costly upgrades that are involved?. Click here for further details as to stalling the replacement of your meter or petitioning for the removal of an already installed Smart Meter.
Update 12/16/11... See here for update with information on replacing your smart meter with an analog meter.