Quote of the Week
"If you simply take up the attitude of defending a mistake, there will be no hope of improvement."
Winston Churchill

About Nettleton Strategies
"Resolving Complex Public Policy and Business Issues"

Carl Nettleton

What We Do
Nettleton Strategies' key strengths are:

  • Group facilitation
  • Collaborative strategy
  • Situational analysis
  • Communication strategy
  • Project management

    Combining these and other services with a broad base of content expertise allows the firm to move quickly into problem solving for clients.

    June 2, 2010, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Subs for Subs 2010, Building the Future Together, Balboa Park Club, 2150 Pan American Road West, hosted by the Centre City Development Corporation and Public Agency Consortium.

    June 3, 2010, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., CleanTech San Diego Showcase, San Diego Marriott La Jolla, hosted by CleanTech San Diego

    June 4 - 5, 2010, Creating Public Multi-Use Destinations, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC, Canada, hosted by and RSVP to the Project for Public Spaces.

    June 10, 2010, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Spring Green Expo, Metropolitan Water District (MWD) Headquarters, 700 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, hosted by MWD.

    June 10, 2010, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Ignite Your Network Mixer, Estancia Hotel, Garden Courtyard, La Jolla, hosted by the World Trade Center.

    June 14 ,2010, 4:00 p.m .- 7:00 p.m., Solar Power, the Path to Profitability, San Diego Marriott La Jolla, hosted by CleanTech San Diego

    June 15-17, 2010, Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Burlingame, CA, hosted by the Water Education Foundation.

    JUNE 15, 2010, NADB-BECC Board of Directors Public Meeting, San Antonio, TX, hosted by the North American Development Bank (NADB) and the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC)

    June 16, 2010, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Teaming with Prime Consultants, San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA), hosted by SDCWA.

    June 17, 2010, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., County of San Diego $1 Billion Capital Program Update, Mission Valley Marriott, hosted by the Construction Management Association of America


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    May 24, 2010

    "The Nett Report" shares information coming across our desktops with clients and friends of Nettleton Strategies. In turn, we encourage you to share this report with your friends and associates. If "The Nett Report" was forwarded to you, please sign up by clicking on the link at the bottom of this email. You can also remove your name from "The Nett Report" list if you don't want to receive it in the future. Your comments are welcome at info@nettstrategies.com.

    Some items in this edition you won't want to miss:

    Are you satisfied with the prioritization of what your organization must do in the near future? If not, Nettleton Strategies can quickly and efficiently facilitate a discussion with your leadership group to reach consensus on your priorities.

    A University of Maryland study says Delta environmental problems might be tied to Sacramento waste water pollution. However, according to the Fresno Bee, the study's author was asked to resign from a National Academies of Science panel studying the problem because the report came to conclusions before the panel's work was done.

    A U.C. Davis study indicates threatened Delta smelt may be harmed by exposure to ammonia at levels below federal limits.

    California Department of Water Resources has set the final allocation for 2010 at 45 percent of requested water to agricultural and southern California water agencies. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California annually asks for a full allocation of 1.9 million acre feet. The average received is 68 percent. So the 45 percent is actually 66 percent of average deliveries. The agency has never received a full allocation in the history of the State Water Project.

    A National Water Research Institute study has found low levels of pharmaceuticals and other unregulated chemical compounds in three major drinking water sources for Southern California.

    A great white shark once on display in Monterey Bay Aquarium has died in a gill net off Ensenada, Mexico, 500 miles south of Monterey. The shark was released in November after being on display for 69 days.

    On May 20, 2010, the Governors of California, Oregon, and Washington released eight issue-specific work plans to improve and sustain the health of the coastal and ocean resources shared by the three states.

    Baby corals find their way home in their first days as swimming larvae by listening to the noise of animals on the reef and actively swimming toward it, according to a researcher at the UK's University of Bristol.

    Was it inevitable that somebody would bake a cake that documents the BP oil spill?

    The BP oil spill has sparked discussion about whether the oil will get into the "loop current"and be transported to the Florida Keys and out to the Atlantic Ocean. This animation demonstrates how that would happen.

    Climate Change
    The debate about climate change is reaching unusual proportions in Virginia where the state attorney general has initiated an investigation against a climate change scientist who has been targeted by skeptics. The American Association for the Advancement of Science has made its thoughts known and a television meteorologist has criticized the investigation on his blog. Finally, The state's largest newspaper, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, carried a biting commentary providing the lyrics of a spoof based on Gilbert & Sullivan called " I am the very model of a mad attorney general."

    On May 19, 2010, the National Academies of Sciences released three reports addressing climate change. The three reports are available online: Advancing the Science of Climate Change, Limiting the Magnitude of Climate Change, and Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change.

    The Air Resources Board approved changes to an existing $28 million financial assistance program this week to help more California independent truckers qualify for the purchase of a cleaner-running vehicle. Participating truck dealerships or retrofit installers can help business owners check eligibility and apply for a voucher. Grants are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

    What's going on around the world in transportation? This article in Grist sheds some light on what's going on where.

    Worth Knowing!
    If your non-profit has questions about its 501(c)3 status and filing deadlines, you can visit the IRS web page or view a webinar from the National Council of Nonprofits.

    The California Department of Public Health has identified several cases of mercury toxicity linked to the use of adulterated, unlabeled face creams in the Latino community.

    The University of San Diego's Trans-Border institute has released a report, Judicial Reform in Mexico: Toward a New Criminal Justice System.



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    San Diego, CA 92192-2971
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