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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, May 6, 2015 111B COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVE tate's fishing license program threatens tourism, jobs Last month California's WHERE I STAND economic activity and jobs. antiquated fish license recreational fishing." Tom Berryhill at State leading advocate for salt- and "Sportfishing, one of system by changing the term If passed by the Legislature Capitol, Room 3076, freshwater recreational MARKO MUKOTIN California's greatest of the state's annual license and signed into law by Gov. Sacramento, CA 95814-4900, anglers, the California EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR pastimes, is facing a real to a full 12 months, rather Jerry Brown, the bill would: and copy their state senator CALIFORNIA SPORTFISHING Sportfishing League (CSL), LEAGUE crisis," said BerryhiU. "A than a license that expires at -Make an annual fishing and Assembly member. announced the introduction dramatic decline in fishing the end of the calendar year, license valid for a full 12 of a CSL-sponsored bill that recently released by CSL, participation demonstrates no matter when the license is months, rather than just the Key fishing facts will begin to address annual fishing license sales that the state's current purchased, calendar year. On March 23, 2015, CSL California's unprecedented have declined by more than licensing system has proven "The decline in the state's -Create a junior fishing released a study that found decline in recreational 55 percent since 1980, while too costly for many families, fishing participation rate license at a reduced basethat the high cost'of fishing participation, and California's population has Providing anglers with a reflects the fact that price of $8.25 (not including purchasing an annual help protect communities increased by nearly 60 greater bang for their buck is California fishing licenses special permits), similar to recreational fishing license dependent on outdoor percent, the first step to making sure are among the costliest in the the state's junior hunting has proven to be a formidable recreation for tourism and Underscoring the that recreational fishing is country and, remarkably, are license, barrier to access and has jobs. importance of a legislative accessible and affordable, not valid for a full 12 --Allow charitable contributed to an The Sportfishing Stimulus solution, the state could much to the benefit of months," said David organizations to use fishunprecedented decline in Act of 2015 (SB 345), authored experience another 47 communities dependent on Dickerson, CSL's Board caught by anglers for recreational fishing. by Sen. Tom Berryhill percent drop in fishing recreational fishing for President. "If a resident's charitable and organizational (R-Twain Harte), provides licenses over the next 10-15 tourism and jobs, as well as car registration is valid for a functions, and not subject the Economic value common sense solutions to years if the current trend funding for important habitat full 12 months, then fishing charities to fines if an event There are roughly 1.7 address California's continues. This further restoration and fisherieslicenses should be too. Sen. exceeds possession limits, million recreational anglers declining fishing decline could have a management." Berryhill, a champion of Those concerned with in California, contributing participation rate, which profound impact on the The legislation includes California's sportsmen, protecting recreational over $4.9 billion annually in currently ranks last in the state's tourism industry and several provisions, including has introduced common fishing and jobs can helpeconomic activity. In nation, communities dependent onone that will increase the sense solutions to build political support for SB According to a study recreational fishing forvalue of California's protect the future of 345 by sending a letter to Sen.See Fishing, page 12B LETTERS to the EDITOR Guidelines for letters All letters must contain an address and phone number. Only one letter per week per person will be published; only one letter per person per month regarding the same topic will be published. Feather Publishing does not print third-party, anonymous or open letters. Letters must not exceed 300 words. Writers responding to previously published letters may not mention the author by name. The deadline is Friday at 3p.m.; deadlines may change due to hblidays. Letters may be submitted'at any of Feather Publishing's offices, sent via fax to 283-3952 or emailed to dmalonald@plumasnews.mn Remembering FRC formation Congratulations to Feather River College for having been chosen to be cOlleges in California for 2015; what a great honor. I feel so proud to have been one of the original members of the Plumas Unified School District governing board of trustees in the late 1960s, during the original annexation agreement. I remember well how each of the four high schools eventually rose to the occasion and began to open their classrooms to teach college classes on their own campus in each community while the newly formed college advisory board proceeded to build the first college classrooms on the new Feather River College campus here in Quincy. Meanwhile, those small high school classrooms remained packed with those who surely had a hunger for higher education: adults and students alike. I'm now the only surviving member of that particular board of trustees, which included Mary Ellen Garrett, Chester; myself, Indian Valley; Ralph Boss, Quincy; Richard Rutherford, Quincy; and Barnard Guzenski; along with Irwin Joy, of Portola. It was not an easy transition in the beginning. Sometimes the meetings were long and arduous, but when the fmal papers were signed, and the process was underway, it was a wonder to behold. Many folks, countywide, worked with us, and surely, those who are still with us know who they are and must also be feeling a great sense of accomplishment. I do remember my own appointment being Betsy Schramel, of Indian Valley, who rose to the occasion and along with four other appointed members took over and began the building process that has now become the newly famed Feather River College. Nansi Wattenburg Bohne Quincy Congratulations are in order Congratulations to McDonald's, Loretta Lynch, our new attorney general, Time Magazine and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. McDonald's has pledged to stop using products from the deforesters of the world,on walls. Nationalize police? Loretta Lynch has declared News is no longer Savage is on now that no one is above the law investigative, it's instigative. If speculating that the trend of and no one is too big to jail. we ain't fighting, there is no riots, most recently the She needs support from all of news. Baltimore situation, is us, but especially from those . With no news, our children Obama's plan for a "civilian" who were victims of the get to grow up. force that he promised us. financial sector's illegal When it comes to looking for Savage is right; and he also activities that brought about news, shop local, it's too easy realizes a push to nationalize the nation's 2008 economic to fool the people when the all police. So this is a call out meltdown, which enriched the foolers live far away. to the law enforcement rich but impoverished the rest. Great paper, getting better officers and citizens of this In bold letters, the cover of every week. Honestly. county. the April 20, 2015, issue of I enjoy hearing the thoughts Savage, like all Time proclaims that Blackof the people I live with, and conservatives, blames only as Lives Matter; but what a share their pains when things far back as Obama. Truth is, condemnation of a societygo bad. the plan to nationalize all when one of its most Ed Lauriepolice from sheriffs to prestigious national magazines Beckwourthhighway patrol was planned has to remind its people of long ago. such an obvious fact. Put waste collection In the crosshairs is the Elizabeth Warren has shown out to bid position of sheriff: an elected that our Congress is willing to Public Works will be official. If police are turn over further American conducting public information nationalized, there will be no sovereignty to international meetings to solicit public input elected LEOs. Sorry, but corporations by considering on the concept of curbside unless he quits, we ain't amqn.g ~e top 15,-,the adoption of the Trans ..... recycling. The meeJngs will be Pacific Partnership. in Greenville on Mty 13 and Sure, this nationalization Is the TPP just another Graeagle on May 14, bothwouldn't happen in the near plank in the construction of a starting at 6 p.m. For locations, future, but just imagine -- no new world corporate look for upcoming Publicelectable sheriff?. aristocracy? International Works advertisements in this The riots from Ferguson to cooperation is certainly ewspaper. Baltimore to Seattle will desirable, but unlike the U.N., This meeting is related to continue. Meanwhile, the which puts nations on an equal the current solid waste government officials look basis with a veto by major franchise contracts. On Jan. aside and let the mayhem members, the TPP would 18, 2011, the Board of happen. Now, in addition to literally make the Supervisors voted to give a fomenting division between governments of participating five-year notice of nonrenewal black, Hispanic and white -- nations subservient to of these contracts. New rich and poor-- left and right international corporations, contracts, that are currently -- .gov is turning police That is unacceptable, being drafted, must be signed against civilians and civilians Beside the point, but . before Jan. 18, 2016. against police. pertinent to our time: Keep Public Works and the My word is -- "don't buy California golden, green and current franchise contractors " this artificial division whole. (InterMountain Disposal technique." In Plumas Salvatore Cata/ano and Feather River Disposal) County, we are all brothers Taylorsville are going for broke on the and sisters on the highest new contracts, For example, level and there will alwaysbe The media due to the new rate-setting a great respect for LEOs based Some politician got testyformula, garbage rates on their past and present with the news media several will automatically increase respect to us. days ago. every year. And it doesn't Robert Milne Apparently, the newsperson matter how much profit Clio had stirred up an old the contractors rake in accusation and the man didn't because there is no Just want to be heard like it. contractual profit limit. Is I'm not yet certain about my This has been going on with that fair? stand for, or against the state newspeople forever, but Another example is that the of Jefferson. I am, however, usually the attack is on actors, entire solid waste municipal certain that the officials of the actresses and football players, code is being rewritten. For city of Portola are acting the Special people with special Chilcoot residents, whose part of the proverbial talent. Virtual people with transfer station was closed, "ostrich." If Jefferson never virtual plans. Virtual is not you will now have to drive 40 happens.., so what? If it does real, it's just close, miles round-trip to Delleker to happen, when will they take When the media goes afterdamp your trash. That's the time to learn about it? these special people, they win. because the new municipal After all, if the plan for That's public relations. And code prohibits exporting waste Jefferson is successful it will that's what media does. out of the county, affect every person living in When they go after peopleThere are many Northern California. who are asking for the people's questionable expenses as well. Another thing I feel certain vote, they are screwing with FRD sends $165,000 in about.., the government. Reality. Not "corporate overhead" to Reno. "tax-and-spenders" in virtually. IMD spends $72,000 in building Sacramento couldn't care less It's of little consequence if rent that they rent fromabout the north state, except media destroys a footballthemselves -- the maybe for the water and player, but it is routinely stockholders, timber. Supervisor Simpson destroying men and women With the questionable suggests that maybe we who wish to participate in expenses and practices, the should concentrate on electing government. Bad news played new municipal code, people like our Assemblyman every day by bad people, unnecessarily high garbage Brian Dahlle. That's fine, What the public ends up rates and the new proposed except we have only one with is Brian Williams' news. services, I believe it's time to member of the state Assembly Not even Barack Obama haspush the reset button on these for almost all of Northern misled the public like the contracts and put solid waste California (that's eight news. Can I have a periodcollection out to bid. counties). There are about 14 please. There's nothing preventing districts in the Bay Area Media claims there is a war the BOS from soliciting bids alone, and maybe another 22 on women, for solid waste collection. The in the LA area. Guess who William Randolph Hearst BOS has a duty to Plumasruns the state? once said, "You furnish the County residents to insure the A Quincy resident, and pictures, and I'll furnish the garbage rates are the lowest member of "Keep it war." possible while providing the California," said she likes He was a great newsman, necessary garbage and living in California, and likes and he did provide the wars. recycling services, being a Californian. Maybe We provided the children to Mark Mihevcshe would feel really at home fight them. Their names are Graeagle in Oakland. What about Los Angeles?... Lots to do there "(something similar to Baltimore or Ferguson). What about San Diego? Climate's great year-round, and it's close to Mexico where the climate's even warmer, and the population is declining. Okay, I've said my piece. But, in closing, I'd like to remind folks that up until the mid-1700s those who settled the colonies had paid their taxes to Great Britain, but were not heard by their government. Maybe those attempting to form a new state just want their voices heard. Tom Nolte Cromberg TMD will boost tourism I was pleased to see Karen Kleven's well-written article under "Where I Stand" in the April 22 edition of the , letting go of SheriffHagwood ........ :newspaper. I serve on the steering committee that is promoting the tourism management district as a viable and sustainable source of funding to promote tourism in our beautiful county. That being said, I have some additional comments that merit consideration: In all areas of our county, during the scoping sessions and workshops for the General Plan, a consistent theme voiced by attendees was, "Increasing tourism is an excellent and sustainable way to grow our local economies." Every corner of this beautiful county could benefit by bringing in dollars spent by tourists. Once approved, the TMD will raise approximately $400,000 annually to spend on bringing visitors to Plumas County; this would go a long way for TV, print and social media adverts as well as funding for local organizations and events. It will mean more jobs. Another reason I am supporting the TMD is that I own property here in Plumas County. Many of you do also, especially the lodging providers who not only have personal real estate, but have a business investment as well. When people find opportunities to live in communities with abundant outdoor recreation, safe streets for children and fast Internet for telecommuting, visitors become residents; property values and revenues increase. Promote tourism and people will fmd us. Does anyone remember Truckee 20 years ago? Napa? What happened there -- vibrant businesses established, property values gone through the roof and tax revenue increases ~ ~oulct happen,) for us here in Plumas County. Lodging providers: A yes vote on the TMD will begin a new era, one in which we all succeed and move forward together. Cecilia Reynolds Quincy Entitlements A friend recently told me that we should stop calling them all entitlements. We should get it straight: Welfare, food stamps, WIC and ad nauseam are not entitlements. They are taxpayer-funded handouts, and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and veterans benefits are entitlements because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients. Roy H. WaUis Westwood _ _ Contact your elected officials PLUMAS COUNTY SUPERVISORS - 520 Main Street, Room 309, Quincy, CA 95971; (530) 283-6170; FAX: (530) 283-6288; E-Mail: pcbs@countyofplumas.com. Individual supervisors can also be e-mailed from links on the county website, countyofplumas.com PRESIDENT - Barack Obama, the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20500 (202) 456-1414. Fax: 202-456-2461. E-mail: whitehouse.gov/contact/ U.S. SENATOR- Dianne Feinstein (D), 331 Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510. (202) 224-3841; FAX: 202-228-3954;'ITY/TDD: (202) 224-2501. District Office: One Post Street, Suite 2450, San Francisco, CA 94104; Phone: (415) 393-0707; Fax: (415) 393-0710. Website: feinstein.senate.gov. U.S. SENATOR- Barbara Boxer (D). District Office: 5011 St., Suite 7-600, Sacramento, CA 95814. (916) 448-2787; FAX (916) 448-2563. 112 Hart Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510. (202) 224-3553. FAX (202) 228-0454. U.S. REPRESENTATIVE, IST DIST. - Doug LaMalfa. 506 Cannon HOB, Washington, D.C. 20515. (202) 225-3076. www.LaMalfa.House.gov.; Facebook.conffRepLaMalfa; twitter: @RepLaMalfa. DISTRICT OFFICE: 1453 Downer St., Suite #A, Oroville, CA 95965, (530) 534-7100, FAX (530) 534-7800. STATE SENATOR, 1st DIST. - Ted Gaines. State Capitol, Room 3070, Sacramento, CA 95814. (916) 651-4001, FAX: (916) 324-2680. El Dorado Hills Constituent Service Center: 4359 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 112, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762. (916) 933-7213, FAX (916) 933-7234; Redding Constituent Service Center: 1670 Market St., Suite 244, Redding, CA 96001, (530) 225- 3142, FAX (530) 225-3143. STATE ASSEMBLYMAN, IST DIST. - Brian Dahle, State Capitol, Suite 2158, Sacramento, CA 94249-00001, (916) 319-2001; FAX (916) 319-2103. District Office, 280 Hemsted Dr., Ste. #I I0, Redding, CA 96002; (530) 223-6300, FAX (530) 223-6737. GOVERNOR- Jerry Brown, office of the Governor, State Capitol, Suite 1173, Sacramento, CA 95814. Website: gov.ca.govl (916) 445-284 I. FAX: (916) 558-3160.