Thursday, April 9, 2009

Letter to the Editor

April 9, 2009

In response to taxing the middle class some more... It seems that the middle class has been on the defense for the last 5 years. Now we have State Representative Alma (Wheeler) Smith trying to trim the middle even thinner now. Auto plants closing through the state. Small and large entities have been disappearing through out the state, yet Ms. Smith say, "The proposal would cost a household earning $50,000 a year more than $500 in additional annual income taxes before deductions." Why didn't Ms. Smith try to stop the retirement packages for state representative during June of 1997 like what happen to any other state workers who hired in after this date? Ask Ms. Smith what type of medical package her and her family gets when she retires. Yet teachers, civil service workers, auto workers, nurses and etc. will take a loss if this happens. Alma’s sister likes to ignore the law; maybe Alma has joined the bandwagon to destroy families in Michigan because no one is trying to challenge them? Do they think the public is dumb enough to support their ill will plans of actions? We are the taxpayers who voted them in but they do not have to worry about a retirement like the rest of the State of Michigan Workers, now they really show what how they feel about honest hard working Michigan Families. Do these two sisters know what can happen if the middle class collapses? Or maybe they do not care because they have already padded their pockets? Where is the money going now which the State of Michigan was giving aid to the colleges? Maybe it is time for the both of them to step down?



Charles Wright
PO Box 970725
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734-717-4442

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

SB 179

Good Morning

Coming live from Big Grandpaws Rocking Chair Ranch. As a activist inspired by a higher power than money. I offer a plethria of information and knowledge. I want to say that you people truly have the spirit and I offer my support 1,000 % on a array of issues and topics. I am hear today to bring light to the issue of what I deem no more than "Human Abortions"
Tha attack on the family is so well illistrated in the following information.

This was agenda item#3 at the San Brenardino County Board od Supervisors meeting today.

Ratify the action by the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors signing a letter of support for SB 179 introduced by Senator George Runner (R-Lancaster) , which would streamline the appeal process for termination of parental rights in child welfare services cases.

REPORT/RECOMMENDATI ON TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
AND RECORD OF ACTION

April 7, 2009

FROM: LANCE LARSON, Director of Legislative Affairs
Board of Supervisors

SUBJECT: SUPPORT SB 179; JUVENILE LAW: REFEREES

RECOMMENDATION( S)
Ratify the action by the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors signing a letter of support for SB
179 introduced by Senator George Runner (R-Lancaster) , which would streamline the appeal
process for termination of parental rights in child welfare services cases.
(Affected Districts: All)
(Presenter: Lance Larson, Director, 387-4821)

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Under existing law, counties are required to intervene with families of children who may be
endangered due to abuse or neglect. In cases where the court has determined that it is in the
best interests to return the child to the parents, an alternative form of permanence is issued.
When the court has identified adoption as the most suitable alternative, the court issues a
termination of parental rights (TPR).

Currently, when a TPR order is issued, an appeal period of 60 days is provided to birth parents.
The order cannot be personally served but is required to be mailed with the appeal period upon
receipt of the TPR.. SB 179 would make modifications to the appeal process by streamlining the
adoption procedure in order to reduce stress for families and improve permanency outcomes for
children. SB 179 delicately balances parental rights and minimizes the delay of the adoption
process.

If enacted, SB 179 will reduce the time period for the birth parents to appeal from 60 to 30 days.
SB 179 would also give the court the discretion to serve the termination order to the parent or
guardian who is present at the termination of rights hearing, and provide an explanation of the
right to appeal, as opposed to mailing a copy of the order. In the event the court clerk indivertibly
delays or fails to mail the order, the timeline for the birth parents to file the notice of appeal is
extended or never begins. Lastly, SB 179 allows any TPR after 180 days to automatically finalize,
avoiding indefinite appeal timeframes, therefore reducing anxiety among prospective adoptive
parents.

Support for this item was needed in short order as SB 179 was scheduled for a hearing in
committee the week of March 30, 2009.


BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SUPPORT SB 179; JUVENILE LAW; REFEREES
APRIL 7, 2009
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FINANCIAL IMPACT
None at this time.

REVIEW BY OTHERS
This item has been reviewed by County Counsel (Jean-Rene Basle, Chief Assistant County
Counsel, 387-5477) on March 25, 2009 and the County Administrative Office (Kelly Welty,
Administrative Analyst, 387-5426) on March 25, 2009.

ET Snell
Clown Community Activist
www.recallscaliforn ia.com