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This is becoming ridiculous!

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:23 pm
by Marv K
With friends and relatives in that area, when does the revolt begin?
https://www.powernationtv.com/post/sacr ... own-garage

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:57 pm
by ironhorse
Sounds like a business opportunity to me, buy some land zoned for light industrial and build a fully enclosed 10 stall furnished with tools and start advertising to DIY'ers. Work on your car in air conditioned comfort for a small stall rental and disposal fee...... Naw Sacramento would probably tax it out of existence :evil: !

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Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:06 pm
by Ruxstel24
Seems to me, the reasons to stay in CA are fewer than the reasons for LEAVING... :roll:

Most Model T tools are noiseless, FWIW !! ;)

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Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:23 pm
by Dallas Landers
Who they gonna call? The garage police? They cant enforce all the laws now. Glad I live in a fly over state with a bunch of other corn cobs.

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Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:30 pm
by Scottio
It is obvious how this is T related. Most of us work on our own cars as do I. I can't seem to find a way of describing how the government of Ca. actually thinks they are some great example for the whole world to admire as was said in an interview recently in the news, and keep it T related,,,,,,,,, so I wont. I really want my beautiful state back......... So I can have the freedom to drive and tinker with my T all I want. :)

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Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:31 pm
by John bevardos
And why do I want to move outta here???!! West Palm Beach , here I come!!

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Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:31 pm
by babychadwick
So I guess you are busted if you go to work on your brakes and don't have everything you absolutely need before taking things apart because as we know most parts stores don't stock parts like they used to.

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:34 pm
by Marv K
From the article: "And a user in the forum, nimblemotorsports, mentioned that he’d already received a $430 fine for working on his car in his garage."
California elected them...

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Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:04 pm
by RustyFords
So very, very sad.

The gorgeious state of California used to be teaming with tinkerers, repairmen, hotrodders, etc.

There's been some talk of the rural parts splitting off and forming a freer, more liberty-loving state. I have a good friend who has a farm outside of Modesto and he's all for it. If I want to wind him up, all I have to do is mention nanny-state, do-gooders and he'll rant and rave for as long as you care to listen.

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Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:13 pm
by Norman Kling
We keep electing those people! Wake up before it's too late.

I think they are thinking about modern cars. They can be made to run fine, but won't pass the smog test, so they want all work done by professionals. However, most of the prof. don't know a thing about Model T's.

These are the same people who want to put meters on our wells and also want to charge people for having a vacant house!

Norm

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:17 pm
by Susanne
This in a city that holds what was once called the "Towe Ford Museum"... :lol: (... and please don't get me started on that... those who have seen me on here for a while know that particular sad story...)

This started to prevent people from running auto repair shops out of their family homes in residential neighborhoods (which was kinda rampant for a while in certain neighborhoods in Sacramento)... but it's now become a way to stretch it to rake in revenue for the county by fining people who are working on their own cars in their own garages.

Thing is... it's all in definitions. Most people where I live have older vehicles, use air tools for their vehicle maintenance (like changing tires, etc.), do minor repair procedures on their old cars (like taking up rod or main bearings, replacing wear items such as clutches and brakes, tightening bands, etc.), especially on older vehicles that most "mechanics" have no clue whatsoever how to fix or repair. The politicos expect us to do as they would do - have our T's towed to a shop and have some high priced mechanic (who hasn't a clue) work on them.

Then again... At various times they tried to BAN all vehicles over a certain age, regardless of whether it was a rat trap rustmobile or a historical vehicle or even a rare collectable (like a deusenberg or lincoln or a model K) - force you to sell it to a scrapper at a price the state determined (IIRC it was to be like $50 or $100) and have the vehicle destroyed - because they determined ALL pre-current smog controlled motors were "gross pollution generators" and destroying the place.

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Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:24 pm
by Scott_Conger
I am glad I live in America

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Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:12 pm
by TRDxB2
I think the spirit of the law is to protect property values and zoned areas - its really about keeping property taxes high. Having said that, its just another reason why I would never live in CA (Berkley, Quacks and Quakes, Mud Slides, Brush Fires, State & Local Taxes, Traffic Jams, Drug Abuse, Cost of Living, and Hippies if there are any left :-)

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Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:03 pm
by kmatt
I saw this story on line this morning and thought about posting it on this Forum, but then decided to let it pass, what difference does it make to the Ca. politicians. Here in the PRC,= Peoples Republic of California = in our Ca. government = same as PRK= Peoples Republic of Korea= North Korea. Shooting off air burst fireworks by individuals is illegal in Ca., but the Ca. Sanctuary State Laws protect certain groups, so when my new neighbors across the street fired off 30 or so aerial shells over my house last night the cops said they couldn't do anything. In Ca. it just depends on what group you are in. By the way Norman don't forget the Ca. State new amo back ground check law to buy amo, and if you are a Ca resident and get caught bringing just one round back into Ca. from out of state you can be charged with a felony. No wonder so many long time Ca. residents are seeking freedom in Nevada, Idaho, Texas, etc !

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:10 pm
by BuddyTheRoadster
Reading the article, it seems that standard DIY maintenance things are fine. The crack down is on 1) using tools not normally found in a residence, 2) working on cars registered to someone who doesn't live there, and 3) a project done outside of an enclosed garage that makes a car nonoperative for more than 24 yours.

The only one I worry about is, "using tools not normally found in a residence." My residence has a sandblaster and a milling machine. (I've also got a church organ upstairs, but I don't own a TV.) I think what they're trying to do is legislate against guys running late model, independent car garages from their houses in violation of zoning laws, not carrying insurance, and not paying business taxes. I don't think this will be a problem for us unless someone who lives in the city likes to keep non-running projects on the driveway.

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Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:41 pm
by wayne sheldon
I could write for hours! I rant often, and I am sure some of my neighbors, people that work in stores and businesses I must trade at, are convinced I am some sort of loony that should be institutionalized.
A few random comments.
Chris R says "I think what they're trying to do is legislate against guys running late model, independent car garages from their houses in violation of zoning laws, not carrying insurance, and not paying business taxes." This state has a LO-ONG history incrementalism. Adding regulations to "reign in" abuses avoiding "legitimate" licenses, fees, or taxes (Hey people gotta pay their fair share!). Then following it up by creeping further into controlling people's lives and taking their property without just cause. We cannot buy a decent used car for a fair price because the state has used taxpayer's dollars to buy and crush perfectly good used cars (to save the environment!). Good cars are destroyed because millions of people would rather take the "state's" $1500 to $2000 than to deal with trying to sell it to someone they don't know and don't trust (probably don't trust for very good reasons considering the state does NOT enforce laws against fraud, scamming, or scoping potential robbery sites, many major urban areas do NOT even investigate burglaries anymore, been there, on the losing side of that). The result of the state spending OUR money to buy and destroy all those good used cars is that there are so few of them left on the market that anything decent is selling for thousands of dollars. Many cars are offered for sale for much less, and having needed to buy a couple over the past fifteen years, I can tell you from experience that most of those cars that are being offered for under a few thousand are junkers that should be destroyed. Many of them will not pass smog, many have cloudy titles, many of them need way too much work to have a car capable of driving daily or getting more than a few hundred miles out of it. The last past time I had to get a car, I saw several nice looking cars offered for a thousand or more with blown transmissions that would cost additional thousands or more to repair (a few have had estimates of about $5000 to replace the transmission!).

I do NEED to get out of this state! I can't stand living in fear of the politically driven insurance issues and a hundred other things. I would have been out of here already if certain family members would stop interfering and get out of my way. Truly crazy people SHOULD NOT have the right to make demands regardless of their gender! (No offense intended toward non-crazy people of either gender).

I do blame the brainless dummies in this state for electing the same narcissistic hypocrites over and over again. The "education" in this state teaches people to NOT think, don't remember, and do respect all those that hate you. About eighty percent of all people born are born to be sheep. They will behave as they are taught to behave. When the liars are in charge, they teach the youth to be faithful followers instead of independent thinkers. The young teachers I had in school (oh so many years ago) were trying to teach me to be that way.

The land of Washington and Lincoln is DEAD in Califunny!

I have to go under my blanket and suck my thumb for awhile now.

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:53 pm
by Autie
How many "common/average" households have air impacts, milling machines, floor jacks, hoists, or even a grease gun? Think everyone owns or even knows what a grease gun is? Better think again. Not too many. In violation of just one of these things, and the "garage police" will come a knockin'. I am sure this will apply down in the ghettos of Cali and will be strictly enforced there too. Yup, typical Liberals.... vote Liberals into positions of authority to create their "Utopia". Then they find out they do not like it when it directly affects them, Then they flee to a different city/county/state and promote the same Liberal "Utopia" they just fled from. Rinse-repeat. Nope, you created it, you live with it. Stay right where you are.

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:01 pm
by Marv K
Again, repeating from the article: "And a user in the forum, nimblemotorsports, mentioned that he’d already received a $430 fine for working on his car in his garage."
THAT's a guy with his OWN car in his OWN garage. And California keeps electing them...

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:33 pm
by Marv K
Finishing my rant, (at least this part of it), isn't there a saying that says "Evil exists when GOOD PEOPLE do nothing!"?????

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:49 pm
by Ruxstel24
The next thing on the chopping block is fossil fuels...
Banned or taxed beyond affordable, no gas = Model T yard art. Oh yeah, that's not allowed either.
I don't think most will be wrenching on their all electric Prius. :roll:

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:00 pm
by Charlie B in N.J.
Norm K said it all in one sentence: "Stop electing these people". I amazes me. Especially after an elected moron established a pattern of stupidity how the chimps that talk re-elect them. It won't stop until they stop.

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Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:10 pm
by Roz
They’re gonna put the retail parts stores out of business. That’s a loss of a few jobs.

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:49 pm
by HalSched
Chicago, Detroit and a few other decaying areas are all run by the same system as California. Tax on gas went up almost $.20 a gallon since our new Governer took over. My blood pressure wants to be a problem so I won't go on. I drove my Model T on better dirt roads in the 30's than I drive on in Sacramento now. There were lots of road improvement going on when they were campaining to increase gas tax but when the "sheep" voted o.k. to the tax increase I have seen very little road maintenance....Sure is a lot spent on other things though.

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Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:53 pm
by Henry K. Lee
Everyone has forgot history, The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire. Taxation, corrupt politicians, fees, and liberalism. Lets sit back and watch....,it will fall very hard in due time.

Sad considering the majority of speed came from Cali-fruity and the gear heads it produced.

Hank Lee, Proud fifth generation Californian prior to statehood!

Now a Professional Transplanted Tin-A-See-N

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:05 pm
by hpetrino
Hal,

Things are no better 75 miles south of you. We too pay ridiculously high gas taxes, then to add insult to injury the dummies, er I mean electorate, passed "Measure L" a while back. It's a county wide (Stanislaus County) sales tax passed specifically to improve our roads. So far, no noticeable improvements and it's been about 2 years.

I'd sure like to see a FACTUAL accounting of were all the billions of gas tax dollars and "road tax" dollars we've paid over the past 25 years have actually gone. The politicians promise one thing, then do something else consistently. It's a pattern that is repeated frequently. As George Bernard Show said, "History teaches us that we don't learn from history."

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:04 pm
by perry kete
Well I just saw an article that stated they were going to out law frying bacon at home because when it sizzles it makes too much noise and that may bother the neighbors! :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:11 pm
by critterpainter
I'll bet developments like this will become more popular!

https://www.garagecondos.com/

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Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:15 pm
by Kingsford-Smith
Makes NZ look pretty good even though we have greenies.
Can still restore a car at home with no interference

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Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:26 pm
by babychadwick
You aren't alone hank. My family goes way back in CA and it won't be long until I join you in TN.

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Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:35 pm
by kmatt
Wayne Sheldon: You make many good points but you said, " No offense intended toward non-crazy people of either gender ", you forgot that in Ca. the politicians say there about 26 different genders, and that you better not address someone by the wrong one of the 26 from the one they identify with. If you use the wrong one they can charge you for a hate crime. Proof that it is the Ca. politicians that are crazy.

Autie: (Keith): I have a MIG Wellder, I am guessing that won't be considered a "common/average tool'. It's a fine for me by this CRAP.

Marv: A $430.00 fine for working on his own car in his own garage, first offense. So much for the 8th Amendment, "no excessive fines".

Henry: Drive south to Fresno and Hanford, see all those tax $$ at work on Ca HSR. There crazy train overpasses to nowhere in Fresno. In Hanford there are farms that had there property cut and taken by Order Of Possession, but not paid for, leaving the farmer's irrigation lines cut off. The farmer had to spend $75,000.00 of his own money plus the cost of drilling a new well on the cut off side to save his farm. It may be 3 or 4 years if he gets paid, unless Ca. State finds a way to stiff him for some of the $$. It is just like how China built their HSR.

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Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:48 am
by BuddyTheRoadster
Now is the time for people in Sacramento County to get involved in local government and overturn this.

Here is a link to the actual county zoning: http://www.code-enforcement.saccounty.n ... epair.aspx I find Section 4 prohibiting the painting of car parts troubling. There's a lot of anger on different forums over this as well as people saying that other cities and counties have similar statutes. This will be an interesting development.

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:00 am
by TRDxB2
The silent majority has two choices: Make changes where you live or Change where you live. When you live in a "Blue State" all you're going to get is the blues. I live in one and the next Tax under consideration is an "Exit Tax" that is they are going to Tax people if they move out of the State. It is likely to apply when one dies regardless of where one is buried.

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Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:01 am
by babychadwick
Repair of flat tires is permitted although work is not permitted with tools not normally found at a residence. I wonder how many politicians could identify a tire iron or how many residences might actually have one?

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Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:21 am
by fliverfan
kmatt wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:35 pm
... in Ca. the politicians say there about 26 different genders...
Just add Motorhead to the list. Problem solved.

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Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:35 am
by Ruxstel24
Mother Nature may have the final word here...
I hope the recent earthquakes have not effected any of are T friends. And prayers for those that they have.
Imagine if the 7.1 was centered closer to a major city !! :shock:

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Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:27 am
by Steve Jelf
Born and raised in California, I go out and visit every few years and each time I'm reminded how glad I am I got the heck out. When L. A. was a small town like Wichita or Omaha, it wasn't a bad place to live. But cram eight million people into a place and the quality of life declines. Most are good people, but the sheer numbers of them exacerbate negative trends and make daily life increasingly unpleasant. I don't see this as political. Yes, California is largely a liberal and Democratic state. But I see politicians in other places, politicians who call themselves Conservatives, working hard to make things worse. Worse in other ways, perhaps, but worse nonetheless. It seems to me that officeholders of any stripe at any level of government tend to intrude in our lives in negative ways, often with good intentions but unintended consequences. Very smart people can believe the most preposterous notions and do the most foolish things. Based on my perspective that the quality of life is inversely proportional to population, I consider myself blessed to live in a flyover state, and a relatively low-population jurisdiction within that state. Parkerfield (426 in the 2010 census) was incorporated as a city fifteen years ago with the express purpose of avoiding annexation into Arkansas City (12,415 people in 2010). Even at that small scale, in the reddest part of a very red state, we had to become a city in order to remain resolutely rural and escape the intrusive meddling that tends to emanate from all levels of government. I have no fear of anything as silly as the Sacramento nonsense afflicting me here.

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Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:44 pm
by Marv K
-Hey, Steve-
Like you, I appreciate residing in an area referred to as the 'Frozen Tundra'... Everyone needs to think for themselves, too. Am I concerned about California's regs showing up here? Not today or tomorrow, but the bubonic plague of idiots always seems to pop up and spread. Lets hope that rational logic and common sense can make a comeback.

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Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:20 pm
by Marv K
Wanted to re-iterate: "For EVIL to exist, GOOD PEOPLE have to do NOTHING!"

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Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:30 pm
by Ruxstel24
Sort of related...home owner associations have been doing things like this for years.
One fellow I worked with said ONE dandelion and the HOA would send you a fine.
A pickup truck had to be kept in the garage.
Absolutely no vehicle repairs.
A shed had to be sided and match the house.
On and on, I don't know how one could live like that.
I prefer my little 2 acres and nobody bothers me at all. A lot around here do there own car repairs and/or have classics they restore.
I did go to the city and got approved for a "home occupancy permit", before I started my auto repairs business here. Lots of farmers and tractors go up and down the road daily.
No HOA for me !!
The city north of me, about 5 miles away, we shoot trap regularly in my friend's backyard !!
Not allowed to shoot here, but the occasional ground hog comes down with lead poisoning sometimes... ;)
Basically 10-15 miles away from the "big city", yet close to any type store you could need.

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Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:47 pm
by AndyClary
This ordinance is pretty specific but probably wouldn't hold up to a good lawyer. You'd probably find an ordinance just about anywhere that cites "nonconforming use" that they can use to address complaints. I'd imagine you would have to pass off a neighbor for this to be enforced. After my walk through the redwoods this morning I think I'll stay in California.

Andy

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Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:50 pm
by Steve Jelf
After my walk through the redwoods this morning I think I'll stay in California.

Yes, the natural beauty to be found in the state is wonderful. Even magical. I hope to do some Model T touring in my favorite rural areas there.

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Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:23 pm
by BuddyTheRoadster
Andyclary wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:47 pm
I'd imagine you would have to pass off a neighbor for this to be enforced.
Andy
This is paramount! My family enjoy good relationships with our neighbors, and my Dad was the surrogate grandfather to all the kids, so no one complains about the trailer in the driveway or the black hole that is the garage.

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Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:52 pm
by Susanne
Our closest "big city" has a population of 3000 spread out over 30 miles, and the real "big city" is 85K and 40 miles distant. I can't see either neighbor's house from our porches, and our "small" trees are 50' tall (and the big ones 4-5x that).

And while we're technically in California, a lot of people (some well meaning, some sorta out there, some just angry contrarians) want to make us the 51st state... because of the antics of Sacramento. And the deeper Sac drags us down the rathole, the more I agree with the Jeffersonians...

I have no plan on leaving, but if we had to, we still have property, um, "elsewhere"... Just need a container big enough for tools, a couple disassembled T's, a few other vehicles... and shipping. Maybe (if there's space) minor incidentals like furniture, clothes, etc... :lol:

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Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:11 pm
by John Codman
RustyFords commented that some parts of California are considering splitting off and forming another state. Although this is legal under the US constitution, it is not under the California constitution. To allow a split there would have to be a constitutional convention where the California legislature would have to remove the provision. Constitutional changes require a super-majority of the legislators in order to pass. It is doubtful that this would happen. Assuming that the forgoing actually occurred, there would have to be additional legislation to set boundaries and numerous other details such as setting up governments in the new states. After all that, the federal government (congress) would have to approve it. Don't hold your breath. As an interesting aside, Texas is the only state that can split without federal approval. That was a condition that Texas demanded when it was admitted to the union. One of the new states would still be named Texas, and as many as four other new states could be created. I doubt that this would ever happen though.

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Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:34 pm
by hpetrino
From Wikipedia:
The constitution of California distinguishes between constitutional amendments and revisions, the latter of which is considered to be a "substantial change to the entire constitution, rather than ... a less extensive change in one or more of its provisions".[21] Both require passage of a California ballot proposition by voters, but they differ in how they may be proposed. An amendment may be placed on the ballot by either a two-thirds vote in the California State Legislature or signatures equal to 8% of the votes cast in the last gubernatorial election, among the lowest thresholds for similar measures of any U.S. state.[22]
As of 2018, this was 997,139 signatures[23] compared to an estimated 2018 population of 39,557,045.[24] Revisions originally required a constitutional convention but today may be passed with the approval of both two-thirds of the legislature and a majority of voters; while simplified since its beginnings, the revision process is considered more politically charged and difficult to successfully pass than an amendment.[25]

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:38 pm
by hpetrino
We do it all the time:

The current (and second) California Constitution was adopted in 1879.[5]
The current constitution has been amended over 514 times.[5]
The most recent amendments to the California Constitution, of which there were three, were approved by voters in 2018.
California has a process for initiated constitutional amendments, which means constitutional amendments can happen through citizen initiatives, legislatively referred constitutional amendments, or constitutional conventions.

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:41 pm
by hpetrino
The problem:

The majority of California voters reside south of the Tehachapi's. The majority of California water is north of the Tehachapi's. I suspect we'd mutually like to part company, but the water war stands squarely in the way.

TEXAS TWIST

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:54 pm
by Novice
If that law was proposed in Texas. They would be heating up the tar and plucking the chicken.

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Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:04 pm
by fschrope
hpetrino wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:41 pm
The problem:

The majority of California voters reside south of the Tehachapi's. The majority of California water is north of the Tehachapi's. I suspect we'd mutually like to part company, but the water war stands squarely in the way.
This is pretty much the case everywhere. The big cities hold the rest of the state hostage. Chicago/Illinois comes to mind.

The basic reason is that the first grade is now in charge of running the school. Think about that........the stupid things that are proposed in government now with no possible way of paying for them or the consequences there of.

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Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:49 pm
by SurfCityGene
So Marv, Don't you think there are many that would even like it if our old cars were not even Visible from the street no matter how nice they are? Some things are pretty sad..

Re: This is becoming ridiculous!

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:53 am
by Marv K
-Hi, Gene-
When I started at E.F. Hutton, (on 'Black Monday' yet), there was another Registered Rep cohort who worked there too. He had an egotistical 'nose problem', flaunting and bragging about his shiny super car. With his strut in tow, he offered me a ride.... "You've probably never ridden in something like this before!" (I hadn't revealed that I had drag-raced at the strips with my Gran Sport Buick's or a Ford Fairlane before them...) My thoughtful response??? "Tell ya what.... After the bell, you take your car, and I'll take the Model T. You can even go first! Let's drive a loop together down through around Green Bay and back here to the office. Tolerable traffic, but not hectic. Who do you think will get the most attention? The most thumbs up? The most appreciative smiles with horn honks????"

(Even he knew what that subtle truth would be!) My enjoyment comes from being able to share history with others, while I remain the 'distant second'..... (And, then what's the 'cost' of those simpler times?)

We're all entitled to be different, but sometimes there's a nose that's just waiting to deservedly get poked! Your California politicians probably won't see it coming.