McCloud resident Angelina Cook was one of over 45 locals who stood to speak about the proposed Mt. Shasta Community Water Rights and Self-Governance Ordinance at the April 26, 2010 Mount Shasta city council meeting. She gave everyone a moment of levity when she urged councilors to support the Ordinance, and added, “just remember, we are your bosses.”

The Mount Shasta City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to order a special report on the Mt. Shasta Community Water Rights and Self-Governance Ordinance, which would prevent corporations from cloud seeding and bulk water extraction within Mount Shasta city limits.

The report will be made in 30 days, after which the Ordinance will appear on the November election ballot.

About 120 people filled the Community Center to hear the discussion and urge council to support the Ordinance, which was brought before them after proponents successfully gathered 700 certified signatures of registered Mount Shasta voters.

If the Ordinance is passed in November, it will be the first of its kind to regulate chemical trespass due to cloud seeding, though 130 communities in the United States have passed similar ordinances to protect themselves from a variety of other undesirable corporate activities.

To read the complete text of the Ordinance, visit the Shasta Commons web page here.
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