Not so fast Hank.
You wrote in your opinion column, "Environmentalists and smart growth advocates have lined up solidly behind the proposed changes."
So called environmentalists are not all in favor of the proposed rules changes. I for one can't support a conditional use permit when no one has a solid answer as to what those conditions will be. It's irresponsible of you to make such a statement when tempers are high. Talk about polarizing the community. How did you come to that conclusion?
It's sad that some people can't see that the anti-Maxxam forces and the constituents of Humboldt CPR have common interests and it serves no one but Maxxam (and maybe other timber barons) for perceived community leaders to start a fued over TPZ regulations.
We need to be solution oriented and not in perpetual battle mode.
How many non-PL execs were in favor of the reorg plan at the first supes hearing? I can't remember any.
How many in opposition to the ordinance, including Bill Barnum, insulted PL outright?
How many times did we hear statements like, "I don't like what PL is proposing but don't hurt my family" ?
I took it to heart.
C'mon people, be strategic not reactionary.