Tactics fpr Collaboration and other illusions

If todays meeting at Loma Prieta School is the last one as a intro to the logging issue and the creation of a "natural" community of interest amoung most mountain residents, is the next phase raising money for experts and lawyers? At the meeting the water company representative mewed about not being invited, and in the September 11th meeting the Los Gatos Weekly alluded to the water company's and Big Creek's complaint of not having an opportunity to present their views. What would happen if there is a forum and all parties stated their case and rebuttals? Who would make the best impression and how would that influence future decisions?

Dean Couris
October 2, 2005