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County News We~,~y Dec 19, 2001 13A J. Cameron grad- Cameron will be carrying from the California on a family tradition. His r Patrol Academy in dad, Robert, will retire from t Sacramento. His first the CHP at the end of De- will be in the cember, after serving al- area of the CHP. most 28 years in CHP areas is the son of throughout the state. Robert D. Cameron of Yre- was first assigned to the Judy M. Cameron, Barstow squad in 1975, and ~. Greg spent his formative spent many years in Barstow. during his youth Robert's last official act as Greenville area. Botha CHP officer was to pin his Parents grew up in son's badge on his chest County. Robert during graduation. is a 1964 graduate Cameron graduated from High School, Oakmont High School in Ro- Cameron is a 1965 seville in 1990, and then of Quincy High spent 10 years in the United Greg Cameron's States Marine Corps Darwin Lacey, (USMC), serving all over the as his brother, Jim world. His last assignment live in Quincy, as was at the USMC Recruit- number of other rela-ment Center, in San Diego, as a drill instructor. m ~:$~ : ?:!• 7 :~;~: Photo submitted Gregory Cameron followed in his father's footsteps and is now a member of the California Highway Pa- trol. His father, Robert Cameron, a Quincy High School graduate, right, pinned the badge on his son's uniform during graduation ceremonies. He and his wife, Sarah, Cameron, will make their and son, Robert Glenn home inVictorviUe. m guidance. He said the public If that were to happen, "It's different." hearing would help the super- Jackson said, one could ex- Pat Wormington, a neigh- Director John Mc- visors decide if more environ- pect more "noise, traffic, and bar of Smith's gravel pit, said will have to dig up mentalstudy was needed, wildlife and fisheries prob- she had researched recycling informa- To assist the supervisors, lems." asphalt on the Internet, and the supervisors McMorrow displayed a num-And, citing government discovered that most of it was the county's defin- ber of maps, which indicated code, Jackson said that an done on site and not trans- where mining zoning now ex- EIR is required whenever ported to another location, a Dec. 11 public ists in the county, there is a potential for direct such as Smith's gravel pit. the Plumas County "Most are along the Feather physical change in the envi- She said there was no need to Supervisors consid- River," he told the board, ronment or when there is rea- make a zone change for some- its deffmition However, many of the areas sonable, foreseeable indirect thing that wouldn't be needed. : to include the recy- are not active. Of the 47 loca- change. And, there were protests and concrete, tions listed by the planning Supervisor B.J. Pearson from another mine operator. )osal was presented department, only nine were said that the change would al- Cindy Robinson said that oth- !Planning departmentactive mines, low materials to be imported er miners had to "play by the to enable a Sierra Quincy attorney Michael to be recycled into a newrules," and she didn't want to , avel pit operator to Jackson, representing him- product for sale, not unlike see a change made which self, organic farmer and nurs- the zone change a previous would benefit only one busi- prior, the board ery owner Gary Romano, and board of supervisors ap- nessowner. a zone change to thethe Plumas Audubon Society, proved, which allowed nurs- "This whole ordinance is which took it from said that a new EIR (environ- ery owners to import plants for him (Smith). You're trying to min- mental impact report) wasforsale, to give one miner an unfair with the land's needed. Pearson told Jackson thatadvantage," she said. Robin- the current "Most of these mines are in the change was made to bene- son asked the board to cam- designation does notcritical areas," he said, noting fit Romano, the nursery own- plete a new EIR. materials to be im- that they were in stream er who Jackson now repre-After listening to all of the to the site for recy- channels and adjacent" to agri- sented, testimony, the supervisors cultural preserves. "He (Romano) hired you tounanimously asked the plan- the zoning amend- Jackson said that some ofprohibit something that he ning department to prepare a impact more the mines, which are inactive did two years ago. Doesn't proper environmental docu- just the Sierra now, may become active if the that seem hypocritical?" Pear- ment. 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