SAN RAFAEL — A company owned by George Lucas on Wednesday rejected a move by Marin County officials to persuade the filmmaker to resurrect a plan to build a massive film studio there.
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed a resolution commending the "Star Wars" creator and calling on him to move forward with the controversial Grady Ranch project.
The panel pledged to help Lucasfilm Ltd. clear regulatory hurdles that could slow down its construction.
Nearly 30 speakers praised the studio project and contributions by Lucas to the community at the meeting, the Marin Independent Journal (http://bit.ly/HStfyR ) reported.
"George, I want to thank you for all you have done," declared Supervisor Judy Arnold, speaking at a camera used for the county's webcast. "Reconsider! Come back! Let's finish the Grady Ranch project!"