Board of Supervisors meeting gets heated
- A discussion between county officials and Rhonda Morningstar Pope, tribal chairwoman of the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians, deteriorated into a shouting match during a meeting of the Amador County Board of Supervisors this week, leading Chairman John Plasse to threaten to have her forcibly removed if she did not sit down.
During a section set aside for members of the public to speak on non-agendized items, Pope told supervisors she was "a little upset" at the makeup of a supervisorial committee that will be making policy and financial decisions impacting the Rancheria. Pope told supervisor Richard Forster he should recuse himself from participation because, she said, he was "adamantly opposed" to her effort to create a new casino. Forster denied the allegation.
Pope told supervisors she was also unhappy because they were not opposing liquor-license applications for various businesses in Amador County with the same zeal they were opposing hers.
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