Resolutions

  • WHEREAS, the 1976 California Coastal Preservation Act states that, “the California coastal zone is a distinct and valuable natural resource of vital and enduring interest to all the people and exists as a delicately balanced ecosystem,” that “the permanent protection of the state's natural and scenic resources is a paramount concern to present and future residents of the state and nation,” and sets as a goal to “Protect, maintain, and where...



  • WHEREAS southern Santa Clara County contains the majority of the remaining irreplaceable farmland that contributes significantly to the overall quality of life of all county residents and that the County is committed to protecting this resource and WHEREAS agriculture continues to be a growing and viable industry in Santa Clara County- with an annual output equaling $1.6b, contributing $830 million to the County's economy and providing 8,100...



  • WHEREAS Santa Clara County can build affordable, resilient and sustainable communities while meeting its population growth needs; safeguarding our natural resources  to ensure  a healthy quality of life for ourselves and future generations and WHEREAS agriculture continues to be a growing and viable industry in Santa Clara County with an annual output equaling $1.6b, contributing $830 million to the County's economy and providing 8,100 jobs for...



  • WHEREAS, the State of California, including Santa Clara County, is suffering an unprecedented extreme drought and water resources are declining at an historic rate requiring all citizens to reduce their usage by  30 percent, and the fact that oil and gas exploration requires thousands of gallons of potable water and WHEREAS, Santa Clara County lies within one of the most seismically active areas in the State of California, with the San Andreas...



  • WHEREAS, current regulations for Medicare Part B state that if you choose not to enroll when you are first eligible at the age of 65, you may permanently increase costs if you decide to enroll later with Part B premiums increasing by 10 percent for each 12 month period you delay enrollment in Part B, and   WHEREAS, the regulations regarding enrollment in Medicare Part B are very confusing and there are circumstances when one does not need...



  • The California Democratic Party passed a series of important resolutions at the CDP Convention on Sunday, May 17. Trans-Pacific Partnership Make California Work Better for Working Women Repealing California's Personal Belief Exemption to Mandatory Vaccinations Resolution on Fighting Inequality by Expanding Economic Opportunity Rebuild California by Making the Commercial Property Tax Code Fair Calling for the Republican Party to...



  • WHEREAS, women make up 50% of the population in Santa Clara County but face significant economic disparities, with an average pay difference that is larger than the national wage gap of $.72 for a man’s dollar, with women holding advanced degrees earning roughly $40,000 less than their male counterparts, and 11% of the County’s female population living in poverty and approximately 33% of the homeless population being women and girls , and...



  • WHEREAS, on October 18, 2011, Santa Clara County instituted a policy not to submit to any detainer requests from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), effectively separating local law enforcement from federal immigration enforcement.  This policy promotes equal treatment of everyone in the justice system and prevents a two-tiered system where criminal cases involving immigrants are treated more harshly and  denied constitutional...



  • WHEREAS, Palo Alto and Mountain View have the second and third highest ridership stations on the Caltrain corridor and currently account for 57% of the average weekday boardings in Santa Clara County; and WHEREAS, these and other northern Santa Clara County cities, including Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, currently lack representation on the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB), which owns and operates Caltrain; and WHEREAS, the Santa...



  • WHEREAS, U.S. trade negotiators have crafted the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) according to the outdated architecture of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) using a secretive and deeply flawed negotiation process; and WHEREAS, agreements built according to NAFTA/WTO architecture have caused millions of US. job losses, substantially contributed to dismal growth in real wages, and allow foreign...



  • Affirm Continuing Support of CEQA Supporting Fair, Accountable, and Representative University Governance Support of Hospitable Distinct Part Skilled Nursing Facilities Charter Cities Should Pay Prevailing Wage Resolution Supporting Efforts to Reduce Gun Violence and Mass Shootings Do Not Repeal the Voting Rights Act Condemning Republican Efforts to Promote and Pass Voter ID Laws Support of the...



  • WHEREAS, hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as "fracking," is a drilling technique that injects water, sand, and toxic chemicals at high pressure deep into the ground, often traveling horizontally, to extract oil or gas from shale or other dense rock; WHEREAS, fracking uses large amounts of water, thus reducing its availability for agriculture and other public use; uses chemicals that can contaminate the water supply and can cause cancer...



  • WHEREAS  President Barack Obama has decisively won re-election with the aid of thousands of volunteers nationwide who supported his plan to end the massive tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans enacted under President George W. Bush, while preserving the current tax rates for those earning less than $250,000, and preserving Medicare, Medicaide, and Social Security benefits, and WHEREAS over 2/3 of voters polled, including over 1/2 of ...



  • View All November Resolutions Resolution of Support for Yosemite Nat’l Park Administrative and Visitor Services Plans Resolution Supporting Funding for the University of California Riverside (UCR) School of Medicine Stop Outsourcing Government Work Buy American Religious Tolerance Filibuster Reform Department of Defense Clean Energy Initiatives Rectify Veteran/Military Discharge Tax Returns of Presidential Candidates...



  • Applauding President Obama for Supporting Marriage Equality Businesses in "Right-to-Work" States Seeking Local and State Contracts Commending President Obama, Leader Pelosi & Democratic Congress for Passing the Affordable Care Act Emergency Resolution Supporting Senator Wyden's Call for Immediate Support and Assistance to Japan Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Boundary Modifications...



  • California Democratic Party Supports the Occupy/99% Movement      Adopted Nov. 20, 2011, CDP Executive Board



  • California Democratic Party Resolutions, November 2011      Adopted Nov. 20, 2011, CDP Executive Board The California Democratic Party Stands Behind President Obama Support of Occupy/99% Movement In Support of Eliminating the Time Limit for Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment Resolution on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Timely FEMA Funding Extend Unemployment Benefits...