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Final request for public records

To: Modesto City Council, Jack Crist, Mike Milich, and Jean Zahr.

It is obvious that all attempts to secure the public documents that I have requested will be met with silence.

Therefore on June 16th, 2004 we will ask the Superior Court of Stanislaus County to enforce those rights guaranteed by the public records act.

Thank you,
Carmen Sabatino

HAND DELIVERED

To: Modesto City Council, Jack Crist, Mike Milich, and Jean Zahr

From: Full Disclosure Now, Carmen Sabatino

Historical update to Zagaris takeover

Below is a historical update to the Zagaris takeover during the Mayoral race of 1999. The 1987 warning by former mayor Peggy Mensinger is still on our website. Petrulakis2.gif

Mayor Peggy Mensinger warning of 1987

Mayor warns of takeover

Two councilmen at center of attack

by Jim McClung

Modesto Bee January 14, 1987

Modesto political activists who favor growth and oppose spending millions of dollars for a community center a within two votes of taking control of City Hall Mayor Peggy Mensinger charged Tuesday.

REDEVELOPMENT...THE COOKIE JAR IS OPEN

 Full Disclosure Now does not intend for redevelopment to operate in the dark with a Council whose majority is now committed to developer interests. The following document is an invitation to redevelopment's coming out party. We will have names of VIP participants next week to engage them in discussions.

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Patrick McGrath's testimony

The Modesto Bee report was "Sabatino gets continuation" The prosecution guarenteed a delay by making available more discovery the morning of the April 7th hearing. The continuation gave the Bee another opportunity to list the false allegations against former Mayor, Carmen Sabatino.

What did the Modesto Bee know and when did they know it? What do they know now?

From Mark Vasche's column on Sunday April 11, 2004.

"Our goal -- in Turlock, and in Modesto, Merced, Manteca and all the other communities we serve -- is to give people news and information they can use to make wise decisions, both large and small, in their lives as residents, consumers and voters".

The following letter was submitted to the Modesto Bee on Sept 10, 2001.

September 10, 2001
Modesto Bee Editorial Board

1325 H Street

Modesto, Ca. 95354

Dear Boardmembers:

Full Disclosure Now Comment

The following (in Italic) is an excerpt from the April 4th column by Jeff Jardine, "Is cash worth trash mountain?"

The column seems to be relatively straight forward by Jardine's standards until you arrive at the last sentence in paragraph six.

"Supervisors killed the plan in January 2001."

For your information

Issues to consider in determining water rates.
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For your information, more on the landfill

orchardsummary.pdf is a printable version of this document. This is a 10 page file so please be patient when downloading the file over a modem.

City of Modesto
Memorandum

TO: Peter Cowles, Acting Engineering and Transportation Director

FROM: Jocelyn Reed, Solid Waste Manager

SUBJECT: Review of Water Use and Orchard Acreage on County-Owned “Fink Road Farm”

Summary:

More on the Landfill

Modesto City Council members Janice Keating and Will O'Bryant have joined Reagan Wilson, Michael Krausnick, and the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors in covering up the landfill scandal.

They have refused to consider hiring independent council to pursue possible litigation against Stansilaus County for over charging Modesto rate-payers for garbage collection. For the Modesto rate-payers, this amounts to over $7 million in over-charges.

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