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Agenda 1/13/2009 8:59 AM

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1. Jump to 00:32:02 (1922 seconds)
Riverside County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff Stone calls speaker 1 to address Ordinance 884.
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(from the official webcast site) SUPERVISOR STONE: ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 884, an Ordinance of the County of Riverside Regulating Targeted Residential Picketing. (3.28 of 1/6/09) (9:31:52 AM)
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Lirra Bishop
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Stone calls speaker 2
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Julie Waltz
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End. Stone lectures about religious freedom.
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Speaker 2 explains first amendment.
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Stone implies speaker doesn't understand ordinance.
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Speaker 2 suggests Stone might want to rewrite the constitution.
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Stone objects to applause for speaker 2 and calls speaker 3.
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Susan Elliot
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Stone calls speaker 3.
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Graham Berry
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Stone warns time for speaker 3.
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Stone ends time for speaker 3.
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Stone calls speaker 4.
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Donald Myers
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Stone warns time for speaker 4.
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End. Stone calls speaker 5.
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Garry Scarff
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Stone warns time for speaker 5.
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Stone ends time for speaker 5.
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Speaker 5 finishes.
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Stone asks County Counsel to address ordinance.
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Stone tells AO he can't speak because he gave up his time1.
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Stone gets back on religious freedom bandwagon, asks County Counsel to show map of Gold Base.
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County Counsel Pamela J. Walls.
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Walls identifies residential areas on photo, says picketers cannot target a residence while proceeding "in front of that residence."
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Supervisor Wilson asks where the entrance is.
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Walls responds.
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Wilson asks if ordinance was a factor in incident with LA Times reporter.
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Walls responds, mentioning firearms for some reason.
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Supervisor Buster asks if ordinance even applies to Gold Base dispute.
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Walls responds, saying it does not apply "to a general protest that doesn't target a residence."
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Buster asks why is this ordinance needed.
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Walls responds that they understood picketers were targeting residences.
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Buster asks if ordinance applies to entire property if it includes a residence, or if ordinance only applies to individual residences on the property.
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Walls responds that it apples to individual residences.
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Buster objects that picketers have no way of knowing which buildings are residences.
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Walls responds, saying it is defined that protesters "have to be proceeding in front of or around a residence and that it has to be targeted at that residence". She then talks about other jurisdictions and courts that recognize this limitation, and she thinks it's clear.
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Buster asks what is the need for the ordinance if it doesn't apply to Gold Base.
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Stone says "this ordinance is not in response to just the Church of Scientology."
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Buster asks for an instance where the current laws were not sufficient to handle safety and other problems.
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Buster asks where is the specific spot that he was assured Gold Base protesters could use, but can't get an answer, nor can he get a clear answer whether the ordinance does or does not apply at Gold Base.
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Stone says he doesn't "want to wait for an incident of somebody getting maimed or killed... before we write an ordinance ot protect the public..." then punts to Walls.
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Walls says much of Gilman Springs Road is not affected by the ordinance.
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Buster asks if the ordinance allows protesters to cintinue to use the spot they currently use.
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Walls responds that picketing in the area she understands they use is permissable under the ordinace.
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Stone states there are additional speakers and calls speaker 6.
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Sam Alhadeff says he clearly understood the directions the Supervisors had given at the last meeting, says he proposed a "collaborative meeting with the Sheriff, with County Counsel to do exactly what the Board asked us to do and then to report back". Alhadeff continues that none of the objections raised at this meeting were responses to the directions given at the last meeting.
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Alhadeff ends (without a time warning from Stone)
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Buster tells the Chair the way he reads the ordinance, it prohibits picketing within 50 feet of the property line of the entire Gold Base property.
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Alhadeff starts talking about the long walk from the "residence, which is an apartment, to the dining hall" and picketers misbehave during that walk.
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Buster asks Alhadeff if the ordinance allows demonstrators to continue what they were doing before the ordinance was introduced.
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Alhadeff doesn't answer.
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Buster "I'll take that as a 'yes'?"
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Alhadeff agrees but insists the ordinance is needed to protect people who "go from their residence to a dining hall."
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Buster wants to give clear direction to those enforcing the ordinance, complains about complexity of ordinance with respect to Gold Base.
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Alhadeff "Mr. Buster, I couldn't agree more. And if you would allow us to do exactly what you ordered us to do, that's exactly what we're going to do. We're going to meet with the Sheriff's department. We're going to meet with the County Counsel, we're going to work through this. That's what we were supposed to do. We were back here today because, quite frankly, five or ten people wanted to come and have..
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Buster "it becomes a County Ordinance so that we don't have any one particular interest directing our Sheriff, or directing our different departments as to how it's interpreted and that's one of my concerns here too. Miss Walls, it seems to me this doesn't meet the particular problem out of which it arose, and unless I can get a clear sense that it's really needed in this county because of other instances, I can't really support it at this point.... I don't see a use for this ordinance at this point."
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Alhadeff Unsolicited response to comment directed to County Counsel, defending ordinance.
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Buster responds, concluding "We don't want to pass ordinances that are used in an incorrect way to intimidate people from, in this case, exercising what are their rights."
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Alhadeff argues "There's 500 people who live there who also have rights."
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Buster comments that the ordinance does not even apply to those 500 people.
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Alhadeff says ordinance does apply, and claims the ordinance has moved protesters from the residential area, and "we are trying to do exactly what you wanted us to do, which is to meet and confer and work through this and come back and give you a report."
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Stone calls speaker 7.
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Catharine Fraser: "we too have rights and I think we can work with the Sheriffs and the County Counsel to work this out so that we too have our first amendment rights and they have their first amentment rights and I am sure that we can work that out. Thank you very much". Turns and walks from podium.
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Wilson calls Fraser back to the podium and asks if she was involved in the event when the Sheriff showed up.
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Fraser confirms she was there.
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Wilson asks if the ordinance prompted Fraser to call to the sheriff.
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Fraser says it did not, and says the ordinance was not in effect because "we had to work out the details, and they did do the protest and the police did come and they were allowed to protest."
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Wilson asks why the police were called.
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Fraser said the police were called because of safety concerns, and that she had been personally threatend by the protesters at a different location.
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Wilson asks Fraser if she understands that the ordinance does not apply to the Gold Base entrance or any other areas except in front of the residences.
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Fraser says she is not "totally clear on that yet", and says she wants to "go over it with the sheriffs because where we have the dining hall is exactly at that point next to the entrance and that's part of the biggest issue..."
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Wilson says the ordinance "doesn't mention dining rooms, it mentions reisidences."
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Fraser says she will get together with the County Counsel and the Sheriff to work that out.
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Walls says they have had discussions about whether or not the dining hall is a residence, and continues that the residential areas she identified earlier would have to be targetted, "not necessarily a dining hall."
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Fraser says she is "totally aware of that and I know that's something we need to work out."
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Stone calls AO.
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Stone calls Graham Berry.
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Berry raises several concerns, including concerns about the role of Fraser and her associates in working out the details related to the ordinance and its application.
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Stone calls Assistant Sheriff Pete Labahn with several questions.
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Labahn makes clear the Sheriff's Office will not be working with Alhadeff when giving input to County Counsel. He gives some history of pickets at Gold Base, and says the Sheriff's Office attempts to resolve issues at pickets without enforcing ordinances.
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Supervisor Tavaglione asks if the Sheriff's department prefers to be involved in discussion before ordinances such as this are passed, and suggests a continuance.
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Labahn thinks this is a good idea and describes some of the challenges at Gold Base. He says the Sheriffs' department was not, to his knowledge, involved in prior discussion about this ordinance.
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Buster reminds people that the Sheriff's department has to be able to work with the ordinance and asks for the department's involvement.
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Labahn comments that his department seems to be finding some balance in mediating disputes between the picketers and the Scientologists.
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Wilson moves a continuance, which passes unanimously.