Update: Supervisors Approve Zoning Change For Gun Range In Eastern Shasta County

There was only one item for discussion at Tuesday night’s Shasta County Board of Supervisors meeting, but it still prompted 5 hours of debate. The question of whether to grant a zoning change to allow Patrick Jones to build a busy commercial shooting range on Millville Plains really came down to Tim Garmin. Jones recused himself, Mary Rickert had made her feelings well known, and there was little doubt that Kevin Crye and Chris Kelstrom would support their political ally’s private project. In the end Garmin stated plainly that he doesn’t like Patrick Jones, but he thought the only fair way to proceed was as if he were evaluating any other county citizen on the merits of their project, and he threw his swing vote in favor of the zone amendment and it passed 3 to 1. Some of the neighbors have said this won’t end the fight, and the next setting will be in a court of law.