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As a result, most of the campaigning is being done via e-mail and Web sites as SAG members whittle down their choices for president, secretary- treasurer and for dozens of board seats on both coasts.
Bill authors said they tried to whittle down the proposal to exclude areas popular for off-road vehicles and bikers, however Boxer spokesman David Sandretti admits the legislation will still be a tough sell.
While these groups could take no formal action, they were a great way to whittle down the issues, bring the most knowledgeable resources to bear on each situation, and maximize opportunities for compromise and problem solving.