Resolutions

September, 2015 | Republican Party Central Committee Resolution

RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF PHILLIPS 66 RAIL EXTENSION PROJECT

WHEREAS, Oil is a vital natural resource upon which 30 million Californians depend for transportation, electrical generation and sustainment of the California economy; and

WHEREAS, Current energy policy in the State of California under the leadership of Governor Jerry Brown and the Democrat Party is artificially increasing the price of energy to working families, businesses of every size, harming the economy of California and increasing the ratio of “energy poverty” among working families and the most economically vulnerable population of the State; and

WHEREAS, Phillips 66 Petroleum Company is seeking to expand its storage capacity and capability to refine crude oil by importation of additional supplies of crude oil via existing rail lines by construction of additional rail off-loading facilities at its Nipomo facility; and

WHEREAS, Opponents to the Phillips 66 project are engaging in a false, misleading campaign designed to promote fear among the general public; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that the SLO County Republican Central Committee rejects the use of “scare tactics” engaged by the Democrat Party and opponents of the Phillips 66 project and fully supports the expansion of the Phillips 66 Nipomo refinery to accommodate additional rail oil tank cars to keep the Nipomo refinery operating efficiently while protecting jobs and benefiting the economy of SLO County.

 


 

September 2015 | Republican Party Central Committee Resolution

STATEMENT OF OPPOSITION TO THE PROPOSED
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY WATER DISTRICT FORMATION
FOR THE PASO ROBLES GROUNDWATER BASIN

WHEREAS, The Paso Robles Groundwater basin has been named a “probationary basin” by the California Department of Water Resources, and therefore is subject to mandates required by the Pavley Dickinson bill that became effective January 1, 2015, also called the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), and requiring a local agency or collection of local agencies elect to be a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) by June 30, 2017 in order to adopt a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) for the entire basin by January 31, 2022; and

WHEREAS, The Paso Robles Groundwater basin management will involve several agencies including the City of Paso Robles, the County of San Luis Obispo Flood Control and Water Conservation District, the County of Monterey, and others; and

WHEREAS, Two stakeholder groups, the Paso Robles Agricultural Alliance for Groundwater Solutions (PRAAGS), and PRO Water Equity proposed and supported the formation of a modified California Water District in order to manage the unincorporated area of the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin, then supported the Proposed San Luis Obispo County Water District to give the proposed water district extra powers to tax and regulate property owners within the district; and

WHEREAS, The Proposed San Luis Obispo County Water District became effective January 1, 2015 and authorizes the use of several groundwater management powers, subject to approval by LAFCO, and also authorized the San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District to be the applicant to LAFCO to create the new water district, costing the county taxpayers approximately $350,000 to process the application; and

WHEREAS, If formed, the Proposed San Luis Obispo Water District will created an unnecessary additional layer of government with the power to tax and regulate landowners within it’s boundaries as evidenced by the following passages of the proposal, “37902. The creation of the district is not intended to and shall not modify the powers of the County of San Luis Obispo and the San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, carried out consistent with applicable law, to manage and protect groundwater resources within the County of San Luis Obispo, including the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin. ” and “37921. The board may adopt ordinances for the purpose of regulating, conserving, managing, and controlling the use and extraction of groundwater within the territory of the district. ” and “37960. The district may, by ordinance, levy groundwater extraction charges, including volumetric charges intended to provide an incentive for reduced water use, on the extraction of groundwater from all water extraction facilities within the territory of the district for the purposes of paying the costs of initiating, carrying on, and completing any of the powers, purposes, and groundwater management activities described in this act. ”; and

WHEREAS, The San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District is the current agency responsible for basin management and will retain such powers and the platform of the Republican Party opposes the creation of unnecessary government and taxation as evidenced by the following statement taken from the Republican platform, “Taxes, by their very nature, reduce a citizen’s freedom. Their proper role in a free society should be to fund services that are essential and authorized by the Constitution, such as national security, and the care of those who cannot care for themselves. We reject the use of taxation to redistribute income, fund unnecessary or ineffective programs, or foster the crony capitalism that corrupts both politicians and corporations.”; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that the San Luis Obispo Republican Party oppose the formation of the Proposed San Luis Obispo County Water District for the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin.

 


 

August, 2015 | Republican Party Central Committee Resolution

STATEMENT OF OPPOSITION TO CREATION OF A NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY
IN THE SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY COASTAL AREA

WHEREAS, the Republican Party of San Luis Obispo County stands for personal freedom, safe communities, healthy families, a robust local economy, smaller government and individual liberty; and

WHEREAS, the Republican Party of San Luis Obispo County recognizes that the Central Coast is a unique community – geographically, culturally, and socially; and

WHEREAS, the Republican Party of San Luis Obispo County supports the outstanding stewardship of the commercial fishing industry, commercial fishing facilities and the infrastructure needed for both the communities of Morro Bay Harbor District and the Port San Luis Harbor District; and

WHEREAS, the Republican Party of San Luis Obispo County supports the current federal and state regulations in place that protect the abundant natural resources of the San Luis Obispo coastal zone and inland waterways; and

WHEREAS, the Republican Party of San Luis Obispo County supports the existing partnerships between government agencies, universities and research institutions currently operating in coordination with local fishermen, recreational water users, agriculture operators, businesses and tourism ventures; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED by the Resolutions Committee of the Republican Party of San Luis Obispo County that because a sanctuary status invites additional federal regulations leading to further diminished local control therefore leaving important decisions about the Central Coast to non-residents and furthermore, additional regulations on the fishing industry would negatively impact multi-generational fishermen and women and their ability to provide a living for their families due to the redundant and costly regulations placed upon their industry, therefore the Republican Party of San Luis Obispo County opposes the formation of a National Marine Sanctuary in the waters along the San Luis Obispo County coast.


 

August, 2015 | Republican Party Central Committee Resolution

URGING DEFUNDING OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD

WHEREAS, the California Republican Party is the party that protects innocent life because we believe life begins at conception and ends at natural death; and

WHEREAS, the California Republican Party supports laws that protect unborn children from partial birth, sex selection and tax-payer funded abortions, and abortions performed as a form of birth control or on minor girls without their parents notification and consent; and

WHEREAS, science now proves that human life begins at conception; all that a person will be is there at conception; nothing changes or is added; and

WHEREAS, it has been revealed that Planned Parenthood has systematically engaged in unethical and possibly illegal sale of fetal tissue and body parts; and

WHEREAS, the selling of fetal organs and tissue for profit is illegal federal law; abortionists and medical researchers should be stopped in the trafficking of organs and tissue obtained from abortion; and

WHEREAS, the federal government provided an estimated $4.3 billion over the past ten years to Planned Parenthood and although it has been argued that Planned Parenthood uses the public funds for other medical procedures and the private funds for abortions, however, the money is fungible; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of San Luis Obispo County, on behalf of its members, strongly urges the Congress of the United States to call for investigations into the full extent of Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby body parts, and to continue its efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.