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VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA - As the Sogorea Te, commonly known as Glen Cove, continues in its twelve week, the Committee is hopeful today's City Council of Vallejo will produce some fruitful results.
The Committee to Protect Glen Cove/Sogorea Te and Allies will be Present at City Hall
At issue is the Greater Vallejo Recreation District's plan to construct two toilets and put in 15 parking spaces at Sogorea Te, which is a sacred burial site. Vallejo is located 25 miles from San Francisco.
This afternoon at 5:30 pm pdt, the City Council of Vallejo will meet with the Yocha Dehe and Cortina tribes in a closed session to discuss a cultural easement and other possible resolutions in an attempt to bring closure to the controversy surrounding the protection of Glen Cove/Sogorea Te Sacred Site. The Committee to Protect Glen Cove/Sogorea Te and allies will be present at City Hall to express their support for an easement that would protect all 15 acres of the sacred land.
The Committee is urging all - who can - to attend the City Council meeting at 7:00 pm to encourage the council to sign a comprehensive easement, which will give the federally recognized tribes the ability to prevent any form of development on the burial ground.
After more than twelve weeks of a nonstop spiritual vigil that has prevented the planned desecration of Glen Cove/Sogorea Te, the Committee looks forward to a possible resolution that would protect the entire hallowed area in perpetuity.
At this time it is still unclear exactly what the easement would cover and the Committee wishes to reiterate the cultural significance of the whole 15 acres.
posted July 11, 2011 8:30 am edt
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