Public access to Emigrant Trail the right thing to do
May 3, 2013
Regarding Emigrant Trail opponents, a "privately guided tour" will be just like the Sutter Buttes access — completely private except for money collection at infrequent intervals.
You bought your properties with the easement in place. Now you want to annul it? Of course you do! Your proposal is like making a public easement private. In Nevada County, we have a real dearth of public access trails and bike lanes. What few we have is the result of a few enlightened citizens who had to work really hard to get what we have. Compare us to, for example, Butte County to the north with a vastly less well off population, and you will find lots of public trails and public access.
Come on you guys — give the rest of us a break and let the easement go through in a actual "public" manner. Your whole life will be improved if the county environment improves.
Rough and Ready