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**  A second window aside called by the page, entitled
“To the lawmakers responsible for California Assembly Bill 1404,
the Good Neighbor Fence Act of 2013

[ An HTML transcript of e-mail sent on 18 April 2016 follows, with recipient’s contact data removed to discourage spam. ]

Subject:  Re: Assembly Bill 1404
From:  Deborah Taylor-Pearce <>
Date:  4/18/2016 9:57 PM
To:  Smith-Davis, Alexandria <...>

On 4/11/2016 10:36 AM, Smith-Davis, Alexandria wrote:
> Thank you for letting me know your
> preferred method of communication.
> Unfortunately, we are under a very
> tight deadline and will not be able
> to give you a response via email
> until sometime in May.

May is fine. I’d much rather you took your time, and we get this right, than anything else.

In the 8+ months since I posted my first Open Letter to the author(s) of AB-1404, at the end of July 2015, I have been diagnosed with two stress-related cancers. I finished treatment for the first one in January 2016, and it is now in remission. The other poses a more daunting challenge for me and my family.

Now, more than ever, as I face a gruelling 6 months of treatment for a life-threatening Stage 3 cancer, I look forward to reclaiming the home where I thrived for over 30 years, before predatory neighbors in the adjoining subdivision turned my world upside-down in 2011.

Until 2011, my secured and private back garden was my retreat from the world — a safe space where I could go to heal body & soul. Now, it has become one of the major sources of stress in my life.

Yes, I’m eager for that to change, but having waited this long for a just & fair legal resolution, I can certainly wait another month.

Until then,
Deborah Taylor-Pearce