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Citizens' Oversight Projects (COPs)

This web site is dedicated to enabling citizens to provide needed oversight to our democracy.

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Engage officials in public meetings
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Record public meetings
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Hold feet to the fire
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Sixth grader speaks to School Board.
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Rallies and Protests
We must, as citizens, provide oversight of our local governmental bodies. They can't be trusted to oversee themselves. You can help! Read how here: COPs Program

Active Projects:

Issue Oversight
Govt Oversight:
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Find out about COPS: Click here for a printable copy of our brochure (PDF FILE). Read this page to catch up on our projects for last year: Citizens Oversight Status Update 2016

HOT HOT HOT

Stop Nuke Dump project -- We just received notice that the utility has agreed to attempt to start settlement negotiations to find another place for the waste.

Events

Election Oversight

Citizens' Oversight is expanding our election oversight scope to the entire US! However, we will be focused primarily on the TOP 175 counties in the nation, comprising more than 50% of registered voters, and then secondly turning our attention to the TOP 20% of the the top 20% of the states (i.e. the top ten states).

CPUC and San Onofre

Federal Lawsuit Filed

With the help of the law firm of Aguirre & Severson LLP, Citizens Oversight has filed a federal lawsuit on the UNCONSTITUTIONAL "taking" of ratepayer funds without delivering power.

Rampant Corruption

We have obtained more than 7,200 pages of emails and other correspondence as a result of the CPRA (California Public Records Act) request by the City of San Bruno regarding the PG&E Gas Line Explosion in San Bruno in 2010, which killed 8, injured scores, and demolished city blocks in San Bruno. These emails show a pattern of close coordination between the CPUC -- the California Public Utilities Commission -- and the utilities they are supposed to regulate, including PG&E. We are still digesting these but an initial reading shows a pattern of collusion to manipulate stock prices, coordinate press releases, shop for judges and rig the proceedings to benefit the utilities. We believe this culture of corruption goes beyond isolated incidents and is a systemic in extent.

COPs acts as umbrella organization for Coalition to Decommission San Onofre as a party to the investigation by the California Public Utilities Commission, which is still an ongoing concern despite the recent announcement of a shutdown at San Onofre!
  • WE WIN! Southern California Edison has announced a permanent shutdown at San Onofre! Read more: Shut San Onofre
  • Stop The Unfair Settlement-- Please help us stop the unfair San Onofre settlement. See this page for ideas on how you can help!
  • Community Engagement Panel (CEP) -- CDSO pushed for this group to be set up and they set it up!
    • Just completed this meeting: May 22, 6-9pm at The Hills Hotel, 25205 La Paz Rd, Laguna Hills
    • Will be a workshop sometime in June, and then another big meeting in August. These will be processing the PSDAR (Post Shutdown Activities Report) and the DCE (Detailed Cost Estimate).

  • Water Fluoridation -- We need help to get the word out that water fluoridation does not help improve dental health, and puts our children (and us!) at risk.
    • Want a free copy of the DVD Fluoridegate? Please contact us and we will send you a copy!

LATEST NEWS from Citizens Oversight

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Cops Updates

We will be producing email updates and also archive them here: Cops Updates

HOT PROJECTS

StopNukeDump

ElectionIntegrity

StopTheUnfairSettlement

ShutSanOnofre

SaveECPAC

ShutdownDiablo

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  • Sunrise Powerlink - Latest News * 2016: Alpine is now concerned about high energy emissions from buried 500kv line through the middle of town. * EMI Safe levels: https://www ...
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  • Ballot Access Lawsuit - Latest News Lawsuit officially filed on July 14, 2017. * Complaint_to_be_filed_with_exhibits.pdf: Ballot Access Lawsuit Complaint with exhibits (Case Number: 37 ...
  • Donate To Citizens Oversight - * Thanks for your support! (Return to main page) DonateToCitizensOversight We are a 501c3, tax exempt organization. You can deduct any contributions you make from ...

Projects

See COPs Program for a list of all projects and an overview of our project concept.

Collaboration Areas

References and Resources

  • Nine Eleven - A starting place for investigating the truth and missing pieces behind the events of 9/11
  • Relevant Links - Links to other web sites that are important resources or cooperative organizations.
  • Meeting Places - Venues where meetings are sometimes held, directions, maps.
  • All Contacts - People and groups that have been defined.

Other Stuff

  • Basic Instructions - When you first start using this wiki to report on a strange event, I will refer you to this topic to get you started!
  • Wiki Usage Tips - Some secrets about using this wiki
  • How To Upload Using FTP - If you have large files to upload (videos, presentations), these instructions will walk you through it!

Common Web Utilities

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