Neighbor to the property, Jason Christian: “The principal of PSP is Linda Judge, an attorney who has had a long career in business law and other specialities in the Bay Area, and who has recently moved up to the area. Linda heard about the mine proposal, and got in touch with the Simisons to help them find alternatives. Linda decided that a sensible path was for her to organize a purchase of the property, with the goal of working with the community afterwards to find a good long-run solution.
“My impression, based on multiple conversations with all the parties, is that this difficult situation has been handled very well by everybody. While I disliked the mine proposal as much as anybody, I think that Hat Creek has behaved very well, and deserves our respect and honor as a good member of our community.”
Linda Judge writes, “We want to use this transition as an opportunity for community engagement and to reincarnate the mine site into a community asset.”