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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 9A,; Joshua Sebold , districts, when he found the property taxes until Proposi- Staff Writer statement, "The Californiation 13 limited the ability of ] Constitution requires the the state to raise those taxes. state to reimburse local His interpretation of the Quincy Community Set- agencies and schooldistricts constitution was that the vice District's attorney, Jan for certain costs mandatedstate changed the rules on Klement, convinced his by the state," in the bill's funding and couldn't force board at a Thursday, Feb. 11, summary, local government entities to meeting to allow him and He dug into the state increase the cost of services manager Larry Sullivan to constitution, looking for the without supplying more senda bill to state regulators section this interpretation funds. for improvements being was drawn from, and ex- Klement said that was to made at the sewer plant to plained what he discovered: prevent the state from pass- meet new wastewater dis- "Whenever the Legislature or ing a law limiting its funding charge requirements, any state agency mandates a options and pushing the Klement told the board he new program or higher level responsibility on to local was researching Proposition of service on any local governments, which face the 218, which forces local government, the state shM1same restrictions on their governments to put any in- provide the subvention of ability to increase funding. creases in taxes or property- funds, which means cash, to The attorney continued, "I based fees to a vote of district reimburse the local govern- wasn't satisfied with that, be- customers, ment for the cost of such a cause I thought in those cases The attorney said he was program or increased level of I'd rather have a Supreme reading the Kehoe Bill, Sen- service except certain areas, "Court decision. Something ate Bill 135, passed in 2005, and they don't apply to us." you can really kind of hang which changed rules regard- Klement indicated districts your hat on and say 'well, ing community service used to get a larger cut of you know you can't overrule Sierra Health Foundation "We're pleased to continueby noon, March 22. Informa- will continue its Responsive. the Responsive Grants tional teleconferences willbe Grants Program in 2010, with Program, which since 2008 offered Feb. 26 and March 2, $1 million committed for non- has provided $2.2 million for and in-person conferences profit organizations and pub- 73 programs and projects will be held in French Camp lic agencies in its 26-county throughout our funding (San Joaquin County) on funding region. Grants up to region," said Sierra Health March 1 and in Willows $25,000 each will support pro- Foundation President and (Glenn County) on March 3. jects that improve health and CEO Chet Hewitt. Grant applications for the quality of life in Northern "Through this grant pro- second funding round will California. gram, we look to nonprofitbe due to Sierra Health Foun- Of the $1 million available organizations and agencies to dation Aug. 9, and informa- in 2010, a least 30 percent will tell us what the health needs tional conferences will be be available exclusively for and concerns are in their announced later thisyear. projects serving rural areas communities, and how a Application materials, a of Sierra Health Foundation's grant from Sierra Health funding region map and funding region. There will be Foundation can help address online registration for the two funding rounds this year, them." proposers' conferences are with $500,000 awarded in Grant applications for theavailable on Sierra Health May and $500,000 awarded in first funding round are due to Foundation's website at October. Sierra Health Foundation the Supreme Court.' .... I think at one point or He said the state would He voiced his opinion thatother there's going to be contend it was following the a couple of cases agreed with a court case that's gonna intent of federal law and his interpretation, with one decideyes orno." not making an independent of them interpreting Califor- The attorney also told thedecision to regulate local nia's Constitution as intend- board that a few school dis- government. ing to stop the state fromtricts had filed lawsuits in Klement said either way` "shifting to local agencies the this area and won, but no it was worth trying and financial responsibility for water or sewer districts had could draw attention to the providing public service in tried, district's plight. '- view of the restriction im-. He alsoadvisedthissection He told the board he posed on taxing and spending only applied to rules thatthought it should just send i power of the local entities, specifically targeted local the bill and wait for a reac-; "The Supreme Court cases governments, not blanket tion before proceeding. go through that pretty well regulations that affected all Board member Jim: one by one and make that citizens and entities. Bequette responded, "I think: statement." Klement went on to say he it would be just an exercise Klement said that area of wanted to invite the district's in paperwork, but I'm all for' the constitution was "a very assemblyman to a meeting to it." short section, but it's very see where he stood on this"At least show that we're- clear." type of issue, trying," fellow director Dick" Addressing projects associ- He said if nothing else Castaldiniconcurred. ated with meeting new waste- the district might get a "The more people who:" water discharge regulations, grant for constructing a new scream at them the more he requested the board allow treatment plant by bringing they might pay attention," him to "ask Larry to collect attention to its issues, director Ruth Jackson all the cost of that and we'll "We did that in the '80s agreed. send a bill to water quality and we got it and it was aThe board directed Kle-" control." big fight, but we got it; ment to work with Sullivan: Several board members and I think we can do thaton the matter. chuckled at the idea and again." The attorney remarked, Klement responded, "No Board member Denny "When you make a few waves really, I'm dead serious about Churchill said he thought the and it comes to building a' it." state would argue it was plant, then maybe that will He added Plumas District simply implementing federal help in getting some sort of Hospital should make that law and that each state was grant, you see? But if you argument about earthquake given the option to increase don't say anything, nothing' regulations, the federal regulations, happens." Legal a i availa le eld rly Legal Services of Northern low-income requirements mation, advice, assistance California is primarily a le- to be eligible for our set-completing legal forms and gal aid organization focusing vices. However, case service documents, and certain li- on legal needs of persons priorities are to serve those mited types of legal represen- with very low income and people with the greatest tation. It also provides elders. Basi~c ti~eds:incltid~ need. community education work- shelter,: medical care, public Those With questions about shops on various topics benefits and civil rights, assistance with legal ques-including landlord/tenant Services are available to any tions may call toll free (800) issues, loss of public benefits, resident of Sierra County 60 660-6107. recognizing and avoiding years of age or better. Legal Services of Northern financial scams, and dealing Seniors do not have to meet California offers legal infor- with debt and debt collectors. HALF-PRICE Lunch Mon-Tue-Wed Dinner Tues-Sat 5-8pm Available 7 days a week for parties of 10 or more. CAFE RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED . ~-~ ......... ~'~;" ...... ~-'" ""~'"- 7~- Enjoy an afternoon o] ,2.: Culinary Instruction :2 ( with Che Patrick LeCoq ( Prepare and enjoy beautiful food! Call for certificates. 189 Main St., Quincy ~ - . .~. with the purchase of any extra large pizza *cheese only i , Pizza Factory Quincy f 490 West Main-St. , - WE DELIVER - Physicians Family Practice & Obstetrics leffrey Kepple, M.D. Ross Morgan, M.D. Rachel HurIburt, D.O. For appointments 283-5640 Family Practice Dana Hays, D.O. For appointments 283-0650 Emergency Room Director Mark Satterfield, M.D. For information 283-7110 Family Practice & Internal Lawrence Price, M.D. For appointments 283-0650 Medicine General Surgery Steen Jensen, M.D., F.A.C.S. Vincent Frantz, M.D., F.A.C.S. For appointments 283-1506 Services Cardio-Pulmonary Services For appointments 283-7108 Counseling Services Kathleen Hughes, LCSW For appointments 283-0650 Doppler/Echocardiography Thursdays March 4, 11, 18, 25 For appointments 283-7108 Emergency Room Services For information 283-7110 Hospice Services For information 394--7228 Medical Nutrition Therapy For appointments 283-5640 MRI Services March 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 For appoinffnents 283-7155 Laboratory For information 283-7132 Radiology & Mammography For appointments 283-7155 Telemedicine In partnership with UC Davis For appointments 283-7133 Ultrasound For appointments 283-7155 DISTRICT HOSPITAL Sc Mid-Level Providers Edie O'Connor, P.A.C Stephen Johnson, F.N.P., P.A.-C For appointments 283-0650 Elizabeth McGee, A.G.N.P. Janet Thompson, R.N.P. For appointments 283-5640 Oral Health Care General Dentistry David Reed, D.D.S. Pooja Patel, D.D,S. For appointments 283-3915 Dental Hygienist Cynthia Warner, R.D.H.A.P. For appointments 283-3915 Providers Specialty Clinics Cardiology Thursdays March 4, 18 Milind Dhond, M.D. For appointments 283-5640 Gynecology & Gynecologic Urology Saturdays. March 13 Norman C, Nasise, M.D. For nppointments 283-7951 Ophthalmology Wednesdays No March Dates Thomas R. Conklin, M.D. 68 Central Ave., Quincy For appointments 283-2206 Orthopedics Tuesdays March 2, 9, 16, 23 John V. Foley, M.D. For appointments 283-7988 Podiatry Fridays. March 5, 19 Kennon J. Martin, D.P.M. For appointments 283-3904 Mondays. March 1, 8, 15, 22 Kathleen Halat, D.P.M, For appointments 283-5640 Urology Thursdays. March 4~ ~~ Angelo Kanellos, M.D. ~ John Freeman, M.D. ~: For appointments 283-7990