Change Council-Manager Form of Government Election of New City Council
Please come to the northeast corner of 12th & South Peabody Street were we are having the “Our Water- Our Choice”, petition available for you to sign. By signing this petition, you are expressing the support for holding an election so the registered voters of the City of Port Angeles can decide whether to change from the current council-manager form of government under RCW 35A to council-manager form of government RCW 35.
There is an information container fastened to top right corner of sign that holds blank petition forms with stickers attached asking that registered voters within the city take and sign a petition and drop it in mail slot at front door of 1117 South Peabody or mail it to addresses shown at bottom of petition form.
Just added another location for petition boxes, one for full petitions and one for empty petitions. I will also keep a bunch of signs here for anyone wanting.
Location: it's the ally of first street. This ally runs from the Port of Port Angeles and Country Aire . Big yellow building with greenhouses. If you need more, google, This is Odd an Urban Farm. That should help you with directions.
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE CAMPAIGN
JOIN THE CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE CAMPAIGN
BY WITHHOLDING PART OF YOUR UTILITY BILL PAYMENT EACH MONTH UNTIL THE CITY AGREES TO STOP PUTTING FLUORIDE IN YOUR DRINKING WATER.
Subject: NO PAY FLUORIDE – Withholding payment for City water until fluoridation stops
Clerk – Please deliver this Notice to City Clerk for delivery to Council Members, City Manager, and Utility Department.
Please take notice that I am withholding payment for City water until the City stops adding fluoride to my water. I have not consented, and do not consent, to being medicated by the City’s addition of fluoride to my drinking water. In my view, it has been adequately established that fluoride is neurotoxic and damages the brain (see http://fluoridealert.org/studies/brain01/ ).
I RESPECTFULLY DEMAND THAT THE CITY DISCONTINUE FLUORIDATION.
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Program Sponsor is Clallam County Citizens for Safe Drinking Water (CCCSDW)
If you wish make a non-taxable donation, please send to:
316 Power Plant Road
Port Angeles, WA 98363
Or you can donate on line: http://www.yes4cleanwater.org/help_us_with_your_donation_today.php
(Sorry-not tax deductible.)
CLICK HERE to print a copy
Fluoride in Port Angeles Washington
Four Big Reasons to Say NO! to Fluoridating Our Drinking Water
1. Fluoridating Drinking Water Does NOT Reduce Tooth Decay!
2. Fluoride is a Cumulative Poison !
3. Fluoride Ingestion is a Hidden TIME BOMB!
4. Fluoridating Water is A WASTE of Money!
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Professional Perspectives on Water Fluoridation (Part 1 of 2)
Professional Perspectives on Water Fluoridation (Part 2 of 2)
Dr. Osmunson | Professional Perspectives | Fluoride in Tap Water
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The purpose of this site is to:
- Keep the public informed about what Clallam County Citizens for Safe Drinking Water is doing to stop fluoridation.
- Present research findings concerning the lack of safety and effectiveness of fluoridation.
- Keep people abreast of what other communities are doing in the fight against fluoridation.
- Present news related to the fight against fluoride.
- Present legal issues and lawsuits.
Our Current Situation in a Nutshell
UPDATE ON PORT ANGELES/FORKS WATER FLUORIDATION
In June, 2011 Protect the Peninsula's Future and Clallam County Citizens for Safe Drinking Water (PPF/Citizens) brought to the Superior Court of Judge Verser their lawsuit alleging that addition of fluoride compounds to public drinking water in Port Angeles and Forks constituted the dispensation of unapproved drugs.
The definition of a drug for both State and Federal statutes is "any substance used with intent to treat or prevent disease." Tooth decay is considered a disease. In Forks the substance is sodium fluoride and in Port Angeles it is fluorosilicic acid. Both are industrial waste products; neither is pharmaceutical grade.
Judge Verser dismissed our lawsuit because of language in a 1954 decision of the Washington State Supreme Court mentioning that fluoridation was not medication.
PPF and Citizens appealed Judge Verser's action, and asked for direct review by the state Supreme Court. Many months later the Supreme Court refused direct review. The case is now scheduled for a hearing on Monday morning, January 7 at 10:AM before the Court of Appeals, Division 2 in Tacoma.
PPF/Citizens is now joined by two allies who are petitioning the Appeals Court to be heard as Friends of the Court. The political action committee, Our Water Our Choice! which sponsored the initiative, the Medical Independence Act, offers a local perspective to the court. Washington Action for Safe Water, represented by dentist Dr. Bill Osmunson offers a state wide perspective.
Across the nation the attitude towards water fluoridation is changing. An increasing number of cities are abandoning the practice. A nationwide epidemic of dental fluorosis, the hallmark of over dosage with fluoride, has been documented as affecting 41% of adolescents aged 12 to 15. There is great concern for increases in bone fractures in later life as fluoride bio accumulates to high levels in the skeleton and makes bones brittle.
These and many other concerns led to recommendations from the Department of Health and Human Services that levels of fluoride in water be lowered. We assume it was politically impossible for them to stop the practice entirely, given its emotional and financial promotion over the past 60 years.
While the medication of the entire populous continues, we continue education of the public and City Council re: fluoridation problems. We are finding encouragement from two recent developments:
- EPA / Dept of Health declarations - maximum levels of fluoridation should be reduced from 1.2 ppm to 0.7
- Research findings that 41% of 12-15 year olds had fluorosis
We are also working to avoid a $433K contract payment due the American Dental Foundation (per Art V, Sec. 5.9 of the contract) if Port Angeles ceases fluoridation.
Another lawsuit is being considered. More forthcoming.
How We Got Where We Are Today
What tests have been done and are they credible? Does everyone fluoridate their water? What is the difference between fluorine and fluoride and why so many different terms? Who tests our water to ensure a safe level of fluoride?
- More historical perspectives: History page
In March, 2006, the National Research Council broke important ground by dedicating an entire chapter of its report to the growing body of evidence indicating that fluoride can damage the brain. According to the NRC, “it is apparent that fluorides have the ability to interfere with the functions of the brain and the body by direct and indirect means.”~~NRC Report
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