|Redding Rancheria Chairman|
In its letter sent in August, the Redding council said it was also willing to work to help the tribe "identify alternative locations that will not result in detrimental impacts to the city and its residents."
In response, about 100 supporters of the tribe's relocation plan rose nearly in unison and walked out of the board chambers as Chairman Leonard Moty was giving the closing address. OP: BYE!
"I just want to say, just before you leave, I'm sure a lot of people are disappointed but I want to tell you I appreciate your civility," said Moty before his voice trailed off as people in the audience — many wearing red T-shirts that read "Support the Tribe" — stood and walked out.
The supervisors' vote echoed the sentiment of the Redding City Council. Those elected officials also voted unanimously to oppose the Redding Rancheria tribe's effort to relocate and expand to a site directly off Interstate 5.