Five San Joaquin County-area officials along with representatives from Del Norte and Siskiyou counties, plus Arizona, will discuss what they say is the danger that rural communities face from state and government agencies.
The public meeting on Oct. 20 at the Lodi Grape Festival grounds will be hosted by a rural Northern California organization known as Defend Rural America.
It will address government regulation, lawsuits, environmental laws and what organization officials call "assaults" on property, water, timber, mining and fishing rights" — which could threaten to turn rural communities into ghost towns, according to a news release.
The event will be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Grape Festival grounds, 413 E. Lockeford St., Lodi. Doors open at 2 p.m.
Attendance is limited, so registration is encouraged. For more information, call co-organizer Laurie Wallace at 209-601-2140 or visit http://tinyurl.com/8ly56uz.
Contact reporter Ross Farrow at firstname.lastname@example.org.