We stood for something

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For the past six years I have gathered passion from this oft-heard quote: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed its the only thing that ever has. As the recent volunteer coordinator for Rocklin's No on H campaign, I reflect today on these two words: Small and change. In terms of size, we may have started with only a handful of thoughtful and committed citizens, but by Feb. 5 our ranks had grown to a small army. The volunteer support “ in fact, the true essence of our grassroots community activism “ was ultimately evident in the near 50 percent of ballots cast for No on H. Change. Rocklin citizens can thank us for change. We altered the outcome of a major housing development in an environmentally fragile and historically-significant valley, from 977 to 404 homes. This, of course, still hinges on the consummation of the valley floor purchase between the United Auburn Indian Community and the developer. However, if we learn the citizens were hoodwinked during the ethically-questionable campaign, it may be Mayor Brett Storey's reputation that is shattered. His name was all over the misleading mail pieces for the Yes campaign. Back to positives ... the No on H campaign, its genesis the Save Clover Valley Coalition, will go down in the annals of Rocklin history as a significant symbol of community change. We stood for something and we stood with dignity. Allison Miller, Rocklin