All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their protection, security, and benefit, and they have the right to alter or reform it when the public good may require.
Constitution of the State of California: Article 1, Section 2

BAREC Historical Letters from Experts :
The following are just a few of the many letters showinf how important BAREC is and its historical significiance. Please click on any of the documents below to read the details and views of each author and the organizations they represent. These have also been submitted to the City for inclusion int eh Environmental Impact Report as well as presented to the Historical Landmarks Comission members on September 20, 2006.

Preservation Action Council of San Jose comments (click here) Board Member (Preservation Action Council of San Jose) sent on September 7, 2006.

Chris Pattillo (click here), Co Chair of HALS (National Park Service Historic American Landscape Survey); they have asked for BAREC to be placed on the HALS "Endangered Landscapes" List sent on September 8, 2006.

Paul Duchscherer (click here), Historical Building Designer, author of three books on Arts and Crafts, historian. Paul has offered to help us document the details of the historical buildings sent on September 8, 2006.

California Garden and Landscape Society (click here) Theodora Gurns, President sent on September 7, 2006. Visit their web site here.

Thomas Brown (click here), Landscape Architect, one of California's best garden/historians, President elect of California Garden and Landscape History Society sent on September 7, 2006.

BRANDT-HAWLEY LAW GROUP comments (click here)
Environment/Preservation Law Firm

HALS Applicaiton to protect BAREC (click here) as an "Endangered Landscape" with only the written description. It lists most of the BAREC research and researchers, which are not widely circulated information sent on September 1, 2006.

Preservation Action Council of San Jose comments (click here)
sent on September 7, 2006.

City of San José Parks and Recreation Department letter (click here) to the City Council stating again (official action) that all of the property should be preserved sent on May 2, 2007.

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