Indian youth treatment center plans d...

Indian youth treatment center plans dropped

There are 22 comments on the Oroville Mercury-Register story from Jan 28, 2011, titled Indian youth treatment center plans dropped. In it, Oroville Mercury-Register reports that:

An east Oroville site reportedly is no longer being considered for a Youth Regional Treatment Center because of opposition from neighbors, Butte County supervisors and Rep.

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Neil

AOL

#1 Jan 29, 2011
Why can't they build this center on their reservations? They can build a brewery but not a rehab center on reservation? This center is for Indian teens so why should my tax dollars pay for it? Why do they need federal money?
Fred

Redding, CA

#2 Jan 29, 2011
Traffic, congestion and more urban crawl down Foothill Blvd. has been avoided. Thank you McClintock! Thank you for upholding an ag overlay plan that was put in place long before the federal gov't took a liking to our oak covered, animal inhabited, citrus growing area. Thank you for siding with the taxpayer and not the tax spender. Thank you to the more than 800 Oroville citizens who signed our petitions asking that the facility be put in a properly zoned area. Thank you Supervisors for preventing 40,000 ft. of concrete being poured over good potential farmland. Thank you for keeping the East Foothills a rural neighborhood and not a major hospital structure which may or may not have been properly funded with shrinking tax dollars.
East Foothills

Sonoma, CA

#3 Jan 29, 2011
The dismal track record of Indian Health Services trying to locate a youth rehabilitation and treatment center in northern California since 1992 speaks for itself. Not only has it been a complete waste of taxpayer dollars, it has also been a travesty upon the native American youth in need of such services. David Sprenger should tender his resignation immediately for 19 years of ineffective and wasteful spending of taxpayer money. Both he and Gordon Andoe tried to force this facility location down the throat of Oroville when there were much better alternative locations that they chose to ignore. Thank you Supervisor Connelly for representing your constituents. And thank you Congressman McClintock for doing the same. The verdict is in and the people won. The thugs lost. Democracy is alive and well in Butte county.
IHATEGREEN

AOL

#4 Jan 29, 2011
They could put this facility in one of the casinos!
Indian

Chico, CA

#6 Jan 29, 2011
My great grandmom lives right next door and behind her is a medi pot farm. It looks like since andoe ownes the property he was looking for his best interest. This was not the best location for this treatment facility and I'm indian. So sad that when people get into positions that they were voted into they forget the voters......
a neighbor

Chico, CA

#7 Jan 29, 2011
My understanding is that Mr. Andoe helped broker the deal and Mrs. Meyers owns the Honeyrock property. I could be wrong.

We MUST send thanks to our representative, Congressman Tom McClintock and his staff for listening and investigating this IHS plan, ignoring zoning, ignoring our Board of Supervisors, and trying to pull one over on the neighbors who would have been dearly impacted by this proposed industry.
Living near Honeyrock

Magalia, CA

#8 Jan 29, 2011
Why didn't Mary Weston talk to anyone on the other side when she wrote the article? Why didn't she report that the facility would violate the area's zoning and land use restrictions? When our Supervisors offered to work with California Indian Health Services (CAIHS), why weren't they taken up on their offer? When I called CAIHS, I was told by an official that Gordon Andoe was the realtor of record for the sale of Honeyrock.

Thank you neighbors, thank you Bill Connelly and Butte County Supervisors, thank you Congressman McClintock. The people still have a voice!
Neighbor

Redding, CA

#9 Jan 29, 2011
Thank you Congressman McClintock and Staff for listening to us for the last year and a half. I'm relieved the federal gov't isn't going to own the 32 acres in the middle of our neighborhood. God only knows what might have happened with all that property when federal funding ran out or was cut drastically for the proposed center. I'm sorry Vivian is unable to sell but that property needs to be owned by someone who can pay local property taxes like the rest of us.
Also, the center in Spokane that Mr. Andoe visited is only half the size of the one which was proposed here and it was within city limits with paved roads, sewer and water supply already in place. It was not a medical treatment center. IHS even admitted they did not have a current facility exactly like the one they intended to build here.
Another neighbor

United States

#10 Jan 29, 2011
Thank you to all who have worked so hard for two years to bring the 'real story' to light on this project. I would suggest that the writer of this article learn how to be a bit more objective in reporting. It leans of 'sour grapes' on her part which is sad because today is a day of great relief for hundreds of East Foothill residences whose true concerns about the proposed facility can be put to rest. Ms. Vivian, I'm sorry it didn't work out - you are a nice lady. Mr. Andoe, shame on you for trying to put something over on your nieghbors.
Circle Dr resident

United States

#11 Jan 29, 2011
I must say that the writer of this piece must be partial to having the YRTC in Oroville.The only people quoted were those who were involved in trying to have it at the Honey Rock site.Both Mr Andoe and Mrs Meyer would recieve a large amount of money if it would have passed,thus they were all for it.Mr Andoe has a stong opinion on this subject and was only intrested in having it at the Honey Rock site. He would only recieve a commission if that were the site chosen. Mrs Meyer was the seller and of course had the most to gain.The writer does not mention the impact such a site would have on a rural residential area in the way of increased traffic and pollution. There is no way to say if the youth there would be a risk to the residents in the area however there have been problems at other centers of this nature.I for on am very happy to see it go to another place that hopefully will be more appropriate for a center of this type.
The Jerk

Weed, CA

#12 Jan 29, 2011
There seems to be plenty of remote desert areas in the southwest for this type of thing. get out your maps people.
Made in USA

Chico, CA

#13 Jan 29, 2011
Why can't the native youth go to one of the many rehap places that cater to youth with addiction problems? Elitist or racist???
RBC

United States

#14 Jan 29, 2011
We can all thank McClintock for helping with this problem. Once again the Casinos trying to do whatever they want. Hopefully Oroville will keep an eye on both casino tribes and make sure they dont pull any more crap like this again. McClintock deserves a bunch of credit for shutting the door on this one.

“eHillbilly on Twitter”

Since: Mar 10

Oroville, PRK

#15 Jan 29, 2011
Good news! Let them put a facility on their casino lands.
JCB

Oroville, CA

#16 Jan 29, 2011
Many thanks to Butte Co Supes, Tom McClintock and his staff and the East Foothill neighbors who all worked so hard to stop the CAIHS from ignoring all the problems that could have occurred if this facility had been located at Honeyrock. It is sad that that CAIHS has chosen to leave Butte Co when there are many appropriate locations here. It is also sad that so much time and money has been involved. It would have been best if the community had been informed from the very beginning.

“eHillbilly on Twitter”

Since: Mar 10

Oroville, PRK

#17 Jan 29, 2011
Made in USA wrote:
Why can't the native youth go to one of the many rehap places that cater to youth with addiction problems? Elitist or racist???
Both. Don't you see all the "Native Pride" stickers, etc. around town?
Whatever

Lincoln, CA

#18 Jan 29, 2011
Leave the racist crap out of this. This is about stopping a juvenile addiction center from being placed in the middle of a neighborhood. There is no need to ignorantly drag their race into it. That is not what this is about and it makes Oroville look bad.
County Resident

Chico, CA

#19 Jan 29, 2011
Well Done neighbors you wonder why your area is listed with continual poverty you just lost a 40 million dollar improvement with over 70 jobs an a 4 million dollar payroll. That does not even consider what new value your property would of had. Zoning was proper and the idea of agriculture use is not even feasible. So the word is out keep economic development away from the county or at least not in
my back yard.
Great Job

Oroville, CA

#20 Jan 30, 2011
Way to go Congressman McClintock. This facility did not belong in a neighborhood and did not have any support except for the two people trying to sell the property-Gordon Andoe and Vivian Meyer. This is about location, location, location. Thank you!
gary

United States

#21 Jan 30, 2011
County Resident wrote:
Well Done neighbors you wonder why your area is listed with continual poverty you just lost a 40 million dollar improvement with over 70 jobs an a 4 million dollar payroll. That does not even consider what new value your property would of had. Zoning was proper and the idea of agriculture use is not even feasible. So the word is out keep economic development away from the county or at least not in
my back yard.
You're kidding, right? A drug center for juvenial delinguents is going to raise my property value? Unless you are a teenager, you don't qualify for admittance anyway, so go back to whatever it is that you are smoking. It has always been a fair question when asked why the indians don't want this place next to THEIR homes!!!

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