January 27, 2013 (La Mesa) – Jack Shu, Board President of the Cleveland National Forest Foundation (CNFF), will be the featured speaker at the February 6 meeting of the La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club. The meeting will be held at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa at 6:30 p.m.
CNFF, founded in 1994, advocates for wilderness conservation through improved regional planning and projects to save critical forest and ranch lands. Along with other conservation organizations, CNFF filed a suit against the Regional Transportation Plan proposed by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). SANDAG’s proposal was for spending over $200 billion on transportation projects in the County over the next 40 years. Superior Court Judge Timothy Taylor ruled that SANDAG acted with “a prejudicial abuse of discretion” in developing the plan. Shu will make a presentation about CNFF’s lawsuit and their ongoing effort to protect wilderness tracts and urban environments through better transportation planning.
Shu has 29 years of experience working as a superintendent for the California Department of Parks and Recreation.