President’s Message - As the President of JAC, I realize a great foundation is already in place, thanks to a number of people, beginning with the handful of local visionaries who started this organization in 1988 leading all the way up to dynamic individuals who have served over the years and those continuing to lead our Board today.
Our reputation for adapting to the needs of the community we serve is well known. I believe we can go beyond the efforts of fighting those things we find objectionable or detrimental to our community’s well being.
I believe we can and should support those things that serve to enhance our lives and the lives of those who share this community’s values.
Our efforts should enhance the experiences of all who live, work and recreate in Jamul. I am certain we can find solutions and fund interventions when necessary. My goal is to have us identify the challenges before us and alter what we can long before they become critical issues.
Jamul is a caring and diverse community, a group of people dedicated to improving lives and in that attitude there is strength and power. Collectively we can make the difference between struggle and success for our community. There are many ways to get involved in giving, advocating or volunteering. I hope you’ll be inspired to make a donation of time, money or both to continue supporting the important efforts underway.
Together, we can accomplish more than any one of us could alone. Please get involved!
More good news! The County of San Diego continues to enforce its stop work order on JIV property.
As we reported on January 30, 2015, the county permitting department issued a stop work order to CW Driver for failing to have obtained the necessary permits for work conducted on all JIV property exclusively subject to state and local control. JIV was given until February 27, 2015 to correct its code violations. They have been informed that all work performed without the required permits, inspections and building code compliance will have to comply with the state and local building codes, and further the necessary permits, inspections and code compliance must be obtained before work will be allowed to continue on the subject property.
This continues the steps that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Kagan calls “the panoply of tools a state can use to enforce its law on its own lands–no less than the suit it could bring on Indian lands under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act–that can shutter, quickly and permanently, an illegal casino.” Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, 134 S. Ct. 2024, 2035 (2014).
JAC continues to salute our County government, and particularly Dianne Jacob, in their efforts to enforce the law equally on all contractors and developers in our County.
Meanwhile, JAC and Jamul Community Church’s motion for a preliminary injunction to stop construction on the federal property remains pending before Judge Mueller in U.S. District Court in Sacramento.
Please support JAC with your donation to our legal fund. Please send your donations to:
P.O. Box 1317
Jamul, CA 91935
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