Reprinted from a press realease issued by Mayor Harris Monday Morning
Sally Harris, Nevada City Mayor and City Council Member since 2004, has announced she will not be pursuing re-election in the upcoming June Primary.
“Working with the community, city staff and fellow council members has been a highly rewarding, enriching and productive experience,” said Harris.
“Nevada City with its 3,000 residents continues to shine and represent many things great. With the help of the voters we were able to keep our city strong and moving forward during this lengthy, economically depressed period. They approved Measure S in 2006, a sales tax hike allowing us to resurface every roadway in town, one area at a time over 16 years, while improving and adding new sidewalks and walkways. In 2012 Measure L was passed giving us the ability to maintain city services at the level our community deserves and needs. Both initiatives passed by overwhelming margins which is a powerful statement, in and of itself, about our residents and how much they care about our city” she said.
Harris further believes it important and significant that for the first time there is an action plan in place to build up a financial reserve as well as a budget plan that is sustainable for the long-term future.
In addition to adding land on Cement Hill Road to the Hirschman’s Pond site for better parking and public access, Harris stated “With the help of our City Council and staff plus strong leadership from Gene Albaugh along with support from the Friends of Sugarloaf we were also able to secure Sugarloaf. That promontory is a true crown jewel for our community, to protect and enjoy for all time.”
“While public service is not about the benefits to those who serve, I must say how grateful I am for having been given this opportunity. On a personal level I am much closer today to the wonderful organizations and people that live and work in our town and our neighboring areas. They care deeply about what we have, and do what they can to make it endure and prosper. Thank you all for your support and participation these past ten years.”
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