Save Our Sierra (April 12, 1999)
QUINCY LIBRARY GROUP TO PUBLIC: SHHHHHHHHHHHH! LOGGING GROUP BANS CITIZENS FROM ITS MEETINGS
QUINCY LIBRARY GROUP TO PUBLIC: SHHHHHHHHHHHH!
LOGGING GROUP BANS CITIZENS FROM ITS MEETINGS
Sierra Nevada residents who hoped to check out the good intentions of a Quincy-area group formed to promote a national logging bill will have to look somewhere else if they hope to find out whats going on.
According to a story filed by reporter Jane Braxton Little in the March 31 Sacramento Bee, the Quincy Library Group voted last month to limit public participation in its activities. The group voted unanimously by voice to restrict attendance at meetings of the group's committee that monitors the U.S. Forest Services implementation of federal legislation designed to guide management of national forest land in the northern Sierra Nevada as a result of the euphemistically labeled Quincy Library Group. Only members of the QLG steering committee and "invited individuals" will be able to attend future meetings.
Why? According to the Bee: "Outside interests" representing environmental organizations "trying to destroy us" have blocked the committee from doing its work, said George Terhune, one of the coalitions most active members.
The decision does not affect the Quincy Library Group's monthly meetings, generally held in the library from which it took its name, said Bill Coates, a co-founder.
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