Last Thursday, when the Humboldt County Planning Commission held its meeting to receive public input on the Terra-Gen wind farm proposal, the room proved to be too small for all the adults who made the effort to arrive at the courthouse. Many folks ended up standing outside the meeting room. Since this proposal had been the topic of intense debate the last six months, it is easy to understand that many citizens wanted to hear firsthand the discussion. This proposal will impact our county for the next 30 years, at least. Due to the seriousness of the topic, I believe we citizens deserve the opportunity to "be in the room where it happens," as Alexander Hamilton would say. I know there is a large, spacious room in the courthouse where summoned adults gather to be orientated to jury duty. This room is much more adequate and can comfortably hold a much larger crowd. If, like me, you feel we deserve a larger room for the next meeting set for Nov. 14, please call the Planning and Building Department office at 445-7541.
Jo Anne Godinho, Fortuna