Dear Mr. Greg Holman, [Fellowship of Friends] President:
In the interest of harmony between the Fellowship and the rest of the community, please do your best to get the Fellowship to not push a local agenda that is at odds with the wishes and desires of the great majority of residents in Dobbins-Oregon House.
By this I refer to the Fellowship's efforts to rezone much of their lands for housing projects.
Most of the local (non-Fellowship) residents want to keep Dobbins-Oregon House much the way it is.
As stated in their Plan: They prefer tree-tops over roof-tops. They don't care to be another Grass Valley.
And, with this severe drought, there is not enough water for the present population, let alone for new-comers.
Personally, I have had no objection to North Yuba Grown, and I have supported that effort. I support Gary and Kim Hawthorne in their local ag efforts. Also, I am in favor of more recognition for our excellent local wines and olive oils, etc., etc. And tourism is fine, kept under control.
WE ALL NEED TO GET ALONG TOGETHER. Let's make an effort.
Hal Stocker. 675-2282
[ed. - A lively debate has ensued, including this comment from, one might guess to be, a certain Charles Walter Sharp, Fellowship member and business partner of Randy Fletcher. In November, Stocker will face Fletcher in a run-off election for the 5th District Supervisor seat. Also jumping in on the "conversation" is Nick Spaulding, Fellowship political activist and outspoken critic of the incumbent, who has for years pursued development rights for Fellowship interests, ]
"cws2352" wrote on the YubaFoothills.com political forum, September 10, 2014:
Hal, old news and you know it could never actually happen. This type of posting is beneath an ethical person. You are trying to incite the haters and use the FOF as a scapegoat to trash Fletcher. Why do that when you already have their (the haters) vote? It's not likely that you'll sway any clear thinking individuals.
Petty, pathetic and perilous.
Like you said Hal, "WE ALL NEED TO GET ALONG TOGETHER. Let's make an effort."