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"Now those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth, and let me remind you they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyranny." -- Barry Goldwater

"As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air - however slight - lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness."
-- Justice William O. Douglas

"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." -- Daniel Webster

"An elective despotism was not the government we fought for, but one which should not only be founded on true free principles, but in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among general bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked and restrained by the others." -- James Madison

"The privacy and dignity of our citizens [are] being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little consequence. But when viewed as a whole, there begins to emerge a society quite unlike any we have seen -- a society in which government may intrude into the secret regions of a [person's] life."
-- Justice William O. Douglas

"Complete and accurate surveillance as a means of control is probably a practical impossibility. What is much more likely is a loss of privacy and constant inconvenience as the wrong people gain access to information, as one wastes time convincing the inquisitors that one is in fact innocent, or as one struggles to untangle the errors of the errant machine."
-- Victor Ferkiss



"The concept of military necessity is seductively broad, and has a dangerous plasticity. Because they invariably have the visage of overriding importance, there is always a temptation to invoke security "necessities" to justify an encroachment upon civil liberties. For that reason, the military-security argument must be approached with a healthy skepticism."
--Justice William Brennan

"In dealing with the State, we ought to remember that its institutions are not aboriginal, though they existed before we were born: that they are not superior to the citizen: that every one of them was once the act of a single man: every law and usage was a man's expedient to meet a particular case: that they all are imitable, all alterable; we may make as good; we may make better." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too much upon constitutions, upon laws and upon courts. These are false hopes; believe me, these are false hopes. Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it. While it lies there it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it."
--Learned Hand

"In Germany, the Nazis first came for the communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, but I didn't speak up because I was a protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak for me."
--Reverend Martin Niemoeller


Local Government Contents


Carmel-By-The-Sea City Council     (back to top)

City of Carmel-By-The-Sea
P.O. Box CC
Carmel, CA 93921
Phone: (831) 620-2000
Fax: (831) 620-2004

Sue McCloud, Mayor 4/2009
Ken Talmage, Vice Mayor 4/20090
Paula Hazdovac 4/2010
Gerald Rose 4/2010
Karen Sharp 4/2009

Del Rey Oaks City Council     (back to top)

City of Del Rey Oaks
Del Rey Oaks City Hall
650 Canyon Del Rey
Del Rey Oaks, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 394-8511
Fax: (831) 394-6421

Joseph R. Russell, Mayor 11/2010
Jerry Edelen, Vice Mayor 11/2008
Dennis Allion 11/2010
Jeff T. Cecilio 11/2010
Kristin Clark 11/2008

Gonzales City Council     (back to top)

City of Gonzales
P.O. Box 647
147 Fourth Street
Gonzales, CA 93926
Phone: (831) 675-5000
Fax: (831) 675-2644

Maria Orozco, Mayor 11/2010
Scott Funk, Mayor Pro Tem 11/2012
Matt Gourley 11/2010

Greenfield City Council     (back to top)

City of Greenfield
215 El Camino Real
P.O. Box 127
Greenfield, CA 93927
Phone: (831) 674-5591
Fax: (831) 674-3149

John P. Huerta, Jr., Mayor 11/2010
Annie G. Moreno, Mayor Pro Tem 11/2010
John Marinez 11/2010
Yolanda Teneyuque 11/2008
Agapito Vazquez 11/2010

King City City Council     (back to top)

City of King City
212 South Vanderhurst Avenue
King City, CA 93930
Phone: (831) 385-3281
Fax: (831) 385-6887

Jeff Pereira, Mayor 11/2010
Sue Kleber, Mayor Pro Tem 11/2010
Robert Cullen 11/2010
Terry Hughes 11/2009
Marcelino (Junior) Nuno 11/2009

Marina City Council     (back to top)

City of Marina
Marina City Hall
211 Hillcrest Avenue
Marina, CA 93933
Phone: (831) 384-3715
Fax: (831) 384-9148

Bruce Delgado, Mayor 11/2009
Jim Ford 11/2009
Ken Gray 11/2008
Dave McCall 11/2008
Frank O'Connell 11/2008

Monterey City Council     (back to top)

City of Monterey
Monterey City Hall
Pacific and Madison
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 646-3760
Fax: (831) 646-3793

Chuck Della Sala, Mayor 11/2008
Libby Downey 11/2008
Jeff Haferman 11/2008
Nancy Selfridge 11/2010
Frank Sollecito 11/2010

Pacific Grove City Council     (back to top)

City of Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove City Hall
300 Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone: (831) 648-3100
Fax: (831) 375-9863

Carmelita Garcia, Mayor 11/2010
Bill Kampe, Mayor Pro Tem 11/2012
Lisa Bennett 11/2010
Alan Cohen 11/2010
Ken Cuneo 11/2010
Robert Huitt 11/2010
Deborah Lindsey 11/2012

Salinas City Council     (back to top)

City of Salinas
Salinas City Hall
200 Lincoln Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 758-7201
Fax: (831) 758-7368

Dennis Donohue, Mayor 11/2012
District 1, Sergio Sanchez 11/2012
District 2, Tony Barrera 11/2010
District 3, Janet Vivian Barnes 11/2010
District 4, Gloria De La Rosa 11/2012
District 5, Steven Villegas 11/2010
District 6, Jyl Lutes 11/2012

Sand City City Council     (back to top)

City of Sand City
Sand City City Hall
One Sylvan Park
Sand City, CA 93955
Phone: (831) 394-3054
Fax: (831) 391-2472

David K. Pendergrass, Mayor 11/2010
Mary Ann Carbone, Vice Mayor 11/2009
Jerry L. Blackwelder 11/2010
Craig Hubler 11/2010
Todd Kruper 11/2009

Seaside City Council     (back to top)

City of Seaside
Seaside City Hall
440 Harcourt Avenue
P.O. Box 810
Seaside, CA 93955-0810
Phone: (831) 899-6700
Fax: (831) 899-6227

Ralph Rubio, Mayor 11/2010
Steve Bloomer, Mayor Pro Tem 11/2009
Dennis Alexander 11/2010
Ian Ogelsby 11/2009
Tom Mancini 11/2010

Soledad City Council     (back to top)

City of Soledad
Soledad City Hall
248 Main Street
P.O. Box 156
Soledad, CA 93960
Phone: (831) 678-3963
Fax: (831) 678-3965

Richard Ortiz, Mayor 11/2012
Chris Bourke, Mayor Pro Tem 11/2012
Martha Camacho 11/2010
Juan Saavedra 11/2010
Patricia Stevens 11/2012

Monterey County Board of Supervisors     (back to top)

District 1 County Supervisor
    Fernando Armenta 3/2009
168 West Alisal Street, 2nd Floor
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 755-5011
Fax: (831) 755-5876

District 2 County Supervisor
    Lou Calcagno 3/2010
11140 Speegle Street
Castroville, CA 95012
Phone: (831) 755-5022, X5022
Fax: (831) 633-0201

District 3 County Supervisor
Simon Salinas 3/2010
168 West Alisal Street, 1st Floor, Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 755-5033

District 4 County Supervisor
    Jane Parker 3/2010
2616 1st Avenue, Suite 1
Marina, CA 93933
Phone: (831) 883-7570

District 5 County Supervisor
    Dave Potter 3/2009
1200 Aguajito Road, Suite 1
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 647-7755
Fax: (831) 647-7695

State of California Locally Elected Officials     (back to top)

District 15, State Senator      Abel Maldonado 11/2009
State Capital, Room 4082, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-5843, Fax: (916) 445-8081
590 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 657-6315, Fax: (831) 657-6320

District 12, State Senator      Jeff Denham 11/2010
State Capitol, Room 3056, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-1392, Fax (916) 445-0773
369 Main Street, Suite 308, Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 769-8040

District 27 State Assemblymember      Bill Monning 11/2010
State Capitol, Room 2196, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2027, Fax: (916) 319-2127
99 Pacific Street, Suite 555D, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 649-2832, Fax: (831) 649-2935

District 28 State Assemblymember      Anna Caballero 11/2008
State Capitol, Room 2175, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2028, Fax: (916) 319-2128
100 West Alisal Street, Room 134, Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 759-8676, Fax (831) 759-2961

Governor      Arnold Schwarzenegger 11/2010
1st Floor, State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841, Fax: (916) 445-4633

United States Locally Elected Officials     (back to top)

U.S. Representative: The Honorable Sam Farr 11/2010
1221 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20515-0517
Phone: (202) 225-2861, Fax: (202) 225-6791
100 W. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93901
Local Phone: (831) 424-2229, Fax: (831) 424-7099

U.S. Senator: The Honorable Barbara Boxer 11/2010
112 Hart Senate Building, Washington, D.C., 20510-0505
Phone: (202) 224-3553
Local Phone: (415) 403-0100, Fax: (415) 956-6701

U.S. Senator: The Honorable Dianne Feinstein 11/2010
331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3841, Fax: (202) 228-3954
Local Phone: (415) 393-0707, Fax: (415) 989-3242

U.S. President: President Barack Obama 11/2012
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500
Phone: (202) 456-1414, Fax: (202) 456-2461

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