Activists thanked members today for joining them in a fight against a planned quarry.
The activists gave the five council members plaques and showered them with praise during a meeting at the .
"You stood shoulder-to-shoulder with residents to fight the quarry," said Bobbe Wilder, one of the activists.
Each of the council members criticised the quarry during Riverside County and meetings last year.
To see a video of council members and Pechanga leaders denouncing the project, .
"We are fortunate indeed we have had you as our City Council for the last seven years," said Kathleen Hamilton, the head of SOS-Hills, a volunteer group protesting the quarry.
The council members said they were honored to have the backing of the volunteers in the fight.
"This is a mutual admiration society," Councilmember Jeff Comerchero said to the group. "It's been one of my great joys in life to work next to you."
The Board of Supervisors the quarry plan on Feb. 16.