Written by Matt Rexroad on December 4th, 2011. Posted in General

E-mails have been coming today from residents in North Davis objecting to a radio tower that may be placed at the Yolo County Landfill.  This one is my favorite. This person lives more than two miles from the proposed site and has the entire Wildhorse development between them and the landfill.  I have removed the name and address of the person and bolded my favorite part.
Amazing.  You don’t see stuff like this in Woodland.



I oppose the huge radio tower proposed at the Yolo County Landfill. It will flash high-lumen lights all night that are likely to reach my neighborhood, disturbing my sleep and melatonin cycle, and making the outdoor night sky lose beauty and appeal. Local wildlife will be even more bothered in their sleep and feeding cycles. Has any study shown it won’t further endanger burrowing owls, for example?
Furthermore, the tower violates U.S. Fish and Wildlife policies forbidding tower citing “in or near wetlands, other known bird concentration areas,…, in known migratory or daily movement flyways, or in habitat areas with high incidence of fog, mist and low ceilings” ”

Thank you,

New LAFCO Executive Director

Written by Matt Rexroad on November 18th, 2011. Posted in General

Yolo County LAFCO has a new Executive Director.  She is Christine Crawford.

Look for LAFCO to be a new force in Yolo County.  See article here.

Kind of a strange letter – most letters invite me to things, not the other way around

Written by Matt Rexroad on November 16th, 2011. Posted in General

Dear Supervisors Rexroad (edited line),

This the same message as the letter you should have received in the mail with the addition of Physicians for Social Responsibility as a signatory. We are writing as your constituents, as U.S. taxpayers, and as members of groups that advocate strongly for human rights. As such, we urge you not to attend the December 4, 2011, Annual AIPAC Sacramento Membership Event, (AIPAC is the American Israel Public Affairs Committee).

Our government’s continued political, military and financial support of Israel is politically and morally untenable: it promotes war and oppression, not peace and justice. As Americans, we are deeply concerned that the United States continues to isolate itself from world opinion with regard to basic human rights, respect for international law and equal treatment for Palestinians. We are outraged that the Obama administration has cut off U.S. support for UNESCO after this important humanitarian agency recently voted to admit Palestine as a member state. While AIPAC lobbies Congress to persist in supporting Israel’s bankrupt policies by giving it more than $3 billion a year (mostly military aid), the Israeli government continues to: steal Palestinian land and water for its illegal settlements (including another 60,000 illegal units in occupied east Jerusalem) and the “separation” wall; destroy Palestinian homes, farms and orchards; and maintain its military checkpoints in the West Bank that wreak havoc on Palestinians’ daily lives and prevent their freedom of movement.

Israel also continues to deny equal rights to Palestinian citizens of Israel, who face discrimination on a daily basis, without equal access to housing, education or transportation. The Israeli military systematically arrests, tortures and imprisons Palestinian activists, including children, who attempt to organize non-violent resistance to their oppression. While people all over the Middle East are demanding freedom and democracy, AIPAC supports denying these basic rights to Palestinians under the guise of security for Israel, which disingenuously claims to be “the only democracy” in the Middle East.

Your attendance at the AIPAC event indicates that you support its efforts and demonstrates a lack of concern for the suffering of Palestinians as they struggle for self-determination. AIPAC does not represent the interests or views of most American Jews, Israelis or Americans. The policies that AIPAC supports through its massive lobbying efforts benefit corporations such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and other weapons manufacturers. We ask that you take a stand for a just and peaceful end to the conflict in the region, which means opposing AIPAC and its support of Israel’s policies of aggression and repression. We also ask that you meet with representatives of our organizations to discuss a human rights-based U.S. policy toward Palestine/Israel. To set up a meeting, please call 916-448-7157.



American Muslims for Palestine,

Sacramento Davis Committee Palestinian Rights

Grandmothers for Peace

Israel Divestment Campaign,

Sacramento Jewish Voice for Peace,

Sacramento Chapter Palestine American Congress,

Sacramento Peace in the Precincts,

Sacramento Physicians for Social Responsibility,

Sacramento Sacramento Area Peace Action

Veterans for Peace,

Sacramento Chapter Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Sacramento

The Rexroad’s New Cat

Written by Matt Rexroad on November 7th, 2011. Posted in General

Adam decided to check out the digs for our new cat. Earl Grey arrives later today.

Father Daughter Dinner Dance

Written by Matt Rexroad on November 6th, 2011. Posted in General

This is the set up for the Father Daughter Dinner Dance. This is the 5th year in a row that Abbie and I have gone.

Thank you to the Parks and Rec staff for doing such a great job.

This is confusing

Written by Matt Rexroad on November 4th, 2011. Posted in General

Fight On Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®

Wind Energy in California

Written by Matt Rexroad on November 2nd, 2011. Posted in General

This article in the Daily Democrat is interesting.  As soon as we actually start trying to put alternate energy any place people start saying — “oh yes, that is a great idea — just not right here.”

Well then where?



Corrections and Moneyball

Written by Matt Rexroad on October 23rd, 2011. Posted in General

I thought this recent article might be interesting to some of you that are following AB 109.

Read here.