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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 28 September 2016 follows, with recipients’ contact data removed to discourage spam. ]

Subject:  Re: AB 1404, Chap. 86, Stats. 2013
From:  Deborah Taylor-Pearce <>
Date:  9/28/2016 3:50 PM
To:  Gershenzon, Leora <...>
CC:  Neves, Gina <...>, Smith-Davis, Alexandria <...>

On 7/19/2016 6:20 PM, Gershenzon, Leora wrote:
> I hope that answers your questions.
> Please let me know if I can be of
> further assistance.

As I mentioned in my e-mail of 10 April 2016 addressed to Alexandria Smith-Davis (see

[and scroll down to link for “Follow-Up No. 11” at top of page]

for an HTML copy of the correspondence) I have been thinking of converting my restricted-access Web page with two Open Letters for California lawmakers (and copies of all follow-up communications) to an open-access microsite.

On 18 September 2016, I did this very thing, re-publishing my existing material on California’s Good Neighbor Fence Act of 2013 (California Assembly Bill 1404) as an open-access “study” at — a website with a large international audience, including academics and policy-makers.

The new study can now be indexed by commercial search engines such as Google and Bing, and is available to anyone with an Internet connection at

As noted here, I continue to be dissatisfied with the newly-revised law (AB 1404) and with the partial explanations I’ve been given regarding the changed law’s intent and scope. I am also dismayed by the lack of accountability on the part of California lawmakers (Speaker Rendon excepted), who I believe have been stonewalling me since July 2015. For these reasons, and in hopes of building popular support for fixing the new law, I decided to make AB 1404 an election-year issue, and to continue my public-awareness campaign well beyond 8 November 2016. Now that the new microsite is available to the public at large, perhaps we can begin to have that “thoughtful and interesting discussion of the law” I’ve been seeking since July 2015.

Regarding your offer of “further assistance,” I would ask that you update the Judiciary Committee and the Speaker’s office about this latest development, by passing them the above URL for’s new study of the Good Neighbor Fence Act of 2013.

Deborah Taylor-Pearce