Based upon having attended the Sonoma County Planning Commission meeting yesterday regarding the John and Andrea Barella application for a quarry just off Roblar Road in our south county, Press Democrat reporter Brett Wilkison seemed to have accurately captured much of what happened in his story which appeared in today’s paper. However, he did miss one of the funniest lines heard at any public meeting.

Petaluma Vice Mayor David Glass was careful to make clear that his statements during public comment were being made on his own behalf as “a resident and taxpayer of Sonoma County” not in his official capacity. At the conclusion of his succint remarks castigating the proposal about which Quarry Quandary has already made the position of California Commons clear, he said, “if you approve this project there will be no shortage of rocks, because you’d have to have rocks in your head.”

How true! As Citizens Advocating for Roblar Rural Quality and others have made clear, its approval would portend grave consequences for our environment as well as agricultural preservation and open space protection.

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  1. maryjane

    Dear Tim,

    Are you sure David meant to be funny? I mean like sometimes I really think those people do have rocks in their heads. This is the same group that thought the asphalt plant was thoroughly vetted. I mean like Don Bennett voted for the asphalt plant after writing a column in his local paper saying he was for it, and then wrote a follow up article saying he didn’t recuse himself for bias on the issue because like everyone already knew how he felt. What is he smoking? If everyone knew how he felt before he voted he must have had his mind made up, so he proved with his own comments he was biased. I think they really do have rocks in their heads. Anyway I know how to clear your head. You just have to take a deep breath and inhale. If only I had been there for Bill Clinton….I would have told him how important it is to inhale. I mean it really clears the rocks out of your head…..I sure hope the commissioners can find some really good _ _ _ _. Take it from me…It really does help. Love your column. Got to go. Got a long drive up to Mendocino. Catch ya on the rebound.

    Mary Jane.

    July 16th, 2010 6:28 pm

  2. michael koepf

    Isn’t maryjane a code word for marijauna? Mendocino?

    July 18th, 2010 7:38 am

  3. D

    This proposed rock quarry on Roblar Road has much in common with the proposed Dutra Asphalt plant on the south edge of Petaluma. Both are proposed for a drastically wrong location. The planning for both projects is horribly incomplete and what is there is inaccurate. And both say that they are needed for construction projects, even though those projects don’t exist now and may not exist for years if ever.

    I can’t wait for next year when the new blood on the Board of Supervisors will move the numerous county agencies under their thumb into the 21st century.

    July 19th, 2010 9:36 am

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