I sure was glad to hear positive results of lobbying done by local officials. Times-Standard Online - Trip to Capitol nets funds for Willits Bypass
Another action that is expected by the BOS tomorrow is the consideration of authorizing a letter of support for a motion by Pacific Lumber Co. calling for bankruptcy court authorization to pay severance packages promised to workers whose jobs were eliminated in December 2006. The Eureka Reporter - Article This should happen without a problem.
Now if you asked the BOS to be critical of PL's labor practices or timber harvest practices it would be a different story. Then you would have a collusion issue. PL has given plenty of campaign support to more than one member of the Board of Supervisors. That is why, in an ideal world, politicians would be better served to not accept corporate dollars. But then again, in the real world, it is hard to be a viable candidate without corporate funds.