This issue concerns the City of Tenino:
“This is the email I just sent out to the “friends of Tenino” group that formed from the logging issue . Thought that you who gave assistance might like to read it…..
Just wanted to let those who couldnt come to the city council meeting know….. it was a great success!
The city hall was packed and the citizens made it known that they would like the city to take notice that they care about the trees above Tenino. As we already knew, Weyerhaeuser withdrew its request for an easement road from the city -temporarily – on Monday. YEAH!
One of the things that seemed apparent is that the citizens were asking the city to be proactive in finding alternatives for logging the entire hill. Frank Anderson of the council seemed to feel that because of the citizen ruckus the city was now in a weaker place to negotiate with Weyerhaeuser. His opinion was noted but the council in general did seem receptive to ideas and will investigate some alternatives. Perhaps we can create a task force on the issue to consolidate ideas and approach the city with real options*.
Friends of Tenino is approaching the city at the next council meeting to create a collaborative effort with the city officials to:
+ share information and projects from citizens
+ spread information from city projects and impactful items
+ to create a task force from citizens, city officials, weyerhaueser and possibly county,state reps too for a solution about the logging above Tenino.
+ to also create umbrella groups from existing entities and concerned persons for other issues -especially helping community programs and projects grow and such.
It was an exciting thing to witness the community showing such interest and wanting to support the city in their requests as well. Much information was gained about this logging issue in just a short time from many citizens. Perhaps we can all work together in the future to creat projects and actions that don’t drain the individual but strengthen the whole.
I might suggest to read the Tenino Independent for more information about the meeting and hopefully it is more objective in the next issue.
Lets keep this community growing!!! Let me know if you know anyone who wants to be on this email tree and I will add them. I also have a hard copy list of citizens/email/phone/experience that you can pick up at my house (until I figure out how to email it) One last thing- The next Party for the Friends will be created soon- maybe in mid-March?