The attached clipping is from the Hanford, California Sentinel, October 12, 2007.


In 1974 the State of California financed the “Politics of Change in Local Government Reform” (also known as the Houlihan Plan), a plan which was headed by John C. Houlihan.  The purpose of this plan was because there was opposition by the county supervisors in California to eliminate the county as an entity and restructure the territory as a part of an “Umbrella Multi-Jurisdictional Organization” (UMJO). 


The UMJO’s are regional government subdivisions (world government), which were intended to be operated by “appointees” thus replacing elected representatives.  These subdivisions interlocked with the Ten Standard Federal Regions.   Despite the fact that a president has no authority to change the United States form of government, the Ten Standard Federal Regions were introduced to the United States by Richard M. Nixon as he signed Executive Order 11647.   For approximately a decade each of the Ten Standard Federal Regions was assigned a governor over its area, who was appointed by the president.  The list of named governors was printed in the Presidential Documents during that time period. 


However, the system was unsatisfactory and the supervisors in the counties were reluctant to lose the structure and control they held over their county.  In an effort to counter this opposition, the State of California under the governorship of Ronald Wilson Reagan, paid $300,000.00 to produce the Houlihan Plan in the hope that a formula could be obtained by the change agents which could force the counties to engage in a new form of government. 


Fortunately, the one-inch thick Houlihan Plan was accidentally obtained by a very patriotic woman (K. Maureen Heaton) who presented it to her local Board of Supervisors in El Dorado County, California.  They issued a resolution at that time and mailed it around to all other 57 California County Supervisors.  That was in 1974.  A copy of the El Dorado Resolution they drafted based on the Houlihan Plan follows.


In 2001 I sent a copy of the El Dorado Resolution around again to all 58 California County Boards of Supervisors and offered to send them a complete copy (195 pages) of the Houlihan Plan.  I only had two requests for the Plan and those came from two northern California counties.  Since the federal government is now preparing for catastrophes, it makes me wonder if something isn’t being engineered in connection with the Houlihan Plan’s advice.


Bernadine Smith

Second Amendment Committee