The Civil Liberties Monitoring Project (CLMP) was founded 1983 in Miranda, Humboldt County, California. We have preserved here an archive of the website.

CLMP covers only issues specific to our local area on California’s North Coast.


UPCOMING RADIO SHOWS posted: April 20, 2010
April 28th at 8:30pm (Wed) Humboldt Co assessor candidates, Jon Brooks and Mari Wilson.
May 5 at 7pm (Wed) DA candidate Kathleen Bryson.
May 12 at 8:30pm (Wed) DA candidate Allison Jackson.


** RADIO SCHEDULE CHANGES posted: March 30, 2010
Tuesday March 30th – Michael Richardson, Senior planner to talk about Housing Element and General Plan, current events.

Humboldt County DA candidate Allison Jackson is unable to be on April 7th program, so have scheduled another guest and working on another time for Allison. Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman will be the special guest on the First Wednesday Civil Liberties Hour, here on KMUD radio at 7pm on April 7th. One of the topics will be Sheriff Allman’s concerns related to the KMUD radio broadcasts of reports called in to the Civil Liberties Monitoring Project and the radio station about movement/location of law enforcement when they come into the community.


Civil Liberties Monitoring Project Radio programs and Candidate Debates for June 2010 election posted: March 23, 2010
KMUD radio programs with Humboldt County Sheriff, District Attorney and Tax Assessor Candidates. Past programs are available KMUD archives, go to and click on date of program.

March 3 : 7-8pm Civil Liberties Hour – Sheriff candidate, Mike Hislop

March 10 : 8:30 to 9:30 – Sheriff candidate, Mike Downey

March 24 : 8:30 to 9:30 – District Attorney candidate, Paul Gallegos

March 30 : 7-8pm – District Attorney candidate, Kathleen Bryson (changed!)

March 31: 7-8pm – District Attorney candidate. Paul Hagen

April 7: 7-8pm Civil Liberties Hour – District Attorney candidate, Allison Jackson (waiting for confirmation)

May 12: 8:30pm Civil Liberties Hour – Tax Assessor candidates (just got date, now working on contacting candidates.)

Dates for Candidate Nights at Veterans Hall in Garberville, start 7pm, moderated by League of Women Voters. Doors open 6:30pm.

Wednesday April 14th – Sheriff candidates

Tuesday April 27th – District Attorney candidates

2008 and 2009 Annual reports for the Humboldt County Code Enforcement Unit posted: March 23, 2010
If you have input or comments that you want included with the report there is a 30 day period starting March 16th. The purpose of the comment letters is to help to inform and improve the form and content of future reports.
2008 report
2009 report
Please send copies to the Civil Liberties Monitoring Project at: or PO Box 544 Redway, CA 95560.


Removal of documents and processes for public participation in the planning process in Humboldt County (from Dan Taranto) posted: March 23, 2010
Letter to Housing and Community Development
Public Education and Participation Policy Chart
Review Bibliography


The Humboldt County 2008 Code Enforcement Task Force Report’s 17 UNANIMOUS RECOMMENDATIONS. posted: Dec. 2, 2010
Go to document.


Government Code 54950. Declaration of Intent; sovereignty. posted: Nov. 14, 2010
“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 actiions 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 pubic servants the right ot 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.”

– 1994 Ralph M. Brown Act


CLMP Sponsored debates with DA Candidates and Health Care Board Candidates, Sept. 29th posted: Oct. 6, 2010
To hear the audio of the debates you can go to KMUD. There is a link on their home page. Thanks again to KMUD for their wonderful community service.


Section 1500 Citizen Participation in Humboldt General Plan posted: August 1, 2010
Read transcript.


California Governers Office Citizen Guide to Planning posted: August 1, 2010
Read transcript.


Code Enforcement Unit Task Force Report from September, 2008 posted: August 1, 2010
Read transcript. (large file: not for dial-up internet users)


CLMP in the News posted: June 11, 2010
THE CIVIL LIBERTIES MONITORING PROJECT has been in the news recently. Here is the article on the front page of the Eureka Times Standard today, which featured a marijuana leaf in the printed edition. CLMP was also in the national news on NPR a few days ago. Here is the text from that report


CLMP Annual Forum posted: June 8, 2010
Read the press release.
Read the program guide.