Gail Katherine Lightfoot 
Member since Feb 11, 2018

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Re: “Erik Howell criticized for comments about the Oceano Dunes

AirportINOceano: Your comment begins with "Anyone that disagrees with this fact". What fact? When writing/replying to a thread you need to be specific. Is the fact something in the article or in a comment about the article? Readers need to know exactly what you are writing about so they can learn from you.

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Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 11/02/2019 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Dear 'sensitive receptors'

Will Reefer Madness never stop being the guiding light of all discussions of Cannabis/Hemp?

How can individuals younger than I not know the truth about cannabis?

In fact, why are they so sure we need bans making possession a crime?

It is the individual's responsibility to act wisely, not yours or mine or the gov't at any level.

We The People formed our gov't to protect our Right to Life, Liberty, gainfully acquired Property and the personal pursuit of Happiness, not protect any and all from unwise decisions.

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Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 11/02/2019 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Anti-corporatism

Is the writer aware of the PUC - Public Utilities Commission?

When I suggested utilities are very heavily regulated, I was told the PUC is controlled by industry insiders therefore the regulations are biased in favor of the utilities.

If so, voters need to rise up and demand change.

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Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 11/02/2019 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Erik Howell criticized for comments about the Oceano Dunes

It is the individual's own responsibility to know the conditions that exist when deciding where to live and work.

There is a cost to removing existing uses property by either other individuals, a business or a public use agency such as state or local parks, etc. Who pays that cost? Like any cost, it eventually falls to the individual earning an income, not those making the decisions by serving on a board or other official controlling entity.

If the area near the dunes does not benefit from dune users, it is time for that area to step up and offer services dune users need or want. Or, alternatively, the cities providing access to the dunes could share taxes collected from dune users with Oceano to improve that county area for it's residents.

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Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 11/02/2019 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Arroyo Grande bends to the threat of litigation over its at-large election system

Michael Latner, political science professor at Cal Poly and expert in voting rights, - sad to watch cities give up the fight against these lawsuits.
If a city can prove that its at-large system isn't causing racially polarized voting, or even just that it doesn't have a geographic concentration of a targeted demographic, which would make transitioning to a district election essentially pointless, . . . a city could win its case and keep its at-large election system or move to a better alternative.
But most aren't even trying, he said, out of fear.
. . . cities like Arroyo Grande, where . . . there doesn't appear to be any real evidence of racially polarized voting or an area with a particularly high percentage of minority demographics, a district plan could actually lead to the opposite effect of its intent by further diluting the minority vote.
That's what's happening . . . fewer than half of the cities that have adopted district elections have actually improved racial representation. . . . powerful legislation, but . . . the goal is . . . to improve racial representation in positions of power,
"not to line the pockets of attorneys."

Arroyo Grande should fight this, not bow to some attorney who will be paid regardless of the merit of this action.

Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 11/02/2019 at 11:28 AM

Re: “The smell of hogs in the morning

I have been assured that the Hemp plant regardless of it's THC or CBD content is the same plant with the same odors. Much like that we encounter on our roads from auto exhaust buffeted by the prevailing winds.

However, in my experience as a chemically sensitive individual, most odors are quickly dissipated, avoided or the symptoms treated just as I treat my reactions to pollens or Santa Ana winds. I do not hear any suggestions that car exhaust or perfumes be banned for my sake. I am not convinced that sensitivity to hemp is a common problem. What I did learn is the reactions, if any, to Hemp is about as severe as my reaction to airborne pollution which often lasts the entire year.

Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 10/30/2019 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Dear 'sensitive receptors'

Thank you!

Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 10/30/2019 at 9:34 AM

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