I can't help but see things in cost perspective, as the public's money is always an issue. Over $20,000 of our tax money was just spent to pay for the planning commission to illegally rewrite less than a printed page of land use documents. $20,000 for a handful of closed-door meetings that nobody asked for. Less than half that amount of money could and should be infinitely better spent cleaning up a spontaneous holiday in a public place formed by the people themselves to do nothing more than celebrate eachother's freedom to be free. That cleanup money means paychecks for the county's diligent grunt workers as well. It is money very well spent any way you look at it. When was the last time in human history such an event as 4/20 occurred? Military operations involving death and mayhem? 4/20 and such events as the now-defunct plaza gathering on Halloween are genuine peaceful holidays for and by the people sans government direction. In fact, counter to government direction. That's a very VERY good thing! It's a phenomenon that should be embraced. I agree completely with marcy's take on the disillusioning methods of squelching public gatherings. It's like the concept of freedom being redefined altogether, in "the land of the free" of all places.
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Oct 20, 2016
vol XXVII issue 42
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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