|George Lucas is closing up shop in Marin County, California. |
The business climate is shipping jobs out of the state.
George Lucas and the jobs he creates are leaving
- Lucas will no longer build a film studio.
- Will he leave the state for Texas, Florida or even New Zealand?
- The Socialist Democrats in Sacramento are clueless.
A top Lucasfilm official says it is "too late" for George Lucas to reconsider his decision to pull the plug on plans for Grady Ranch.
Lynne Hale, director of communications for Lucasfilm, said that while the firm appreciates the unprecedented outpouring of public support for the company triggered by news the filmmaker was scuttling a film studio project at the ranch, there's no turning back now.
"We have to move on," she told the Marin Independent Journal.
A last-minute bid by state and federal fisheries and water agencies for more review of a unique creek restoration project, and bitter opposition from Lucas Valley Estate residents including developer and next-door neighbor Thomas Monahan, posed more delay and potential lawsuits, prompting Lucas to bail out after spending millions and years pursuing the plan. The creek project promised to be a model watershed restoration program — one far too expensive for public agencies to finance.
As Lucas executives said they would sell the land for housing development and build the studio elsewhere, a raucous conversation raged online across Marin as residents chimed in, many expressing support for Lucas and contempt for neighborhood foes.
(Marin Independent Journal)
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