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

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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

Section 1500 Citizen Participation in Humboldt General Planposted: August 1, 2010
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California Governers Office Citizen Guide to Planningposted: August 1, 2010
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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

Humboldt County General Plan – ATTACHMENT A – PUBLIC PARTICIPATIONposted: Dec 7, 2009
From the document:
Humboldt County considers public participation fundamental to the planning process. County policies on public participation are embodied in the Humboldt County General Plan – Volume I, Section 1500 “Planning and Coordination” and provide for “Broadened public participation at all levels of the decision-making process; including study, workshops, hearings, and plan revision”. Read more.