City Council’s actions brought about need for growth initiative |

City Council’s actions brought about need for growth initiative

The Grass Valley City Council may have it all wrong. It’s not the Managed Growth Initiative that has divided or “will further divide the community” as Chauncey Poston put it, but perhaps the City Council itself. If the council had been doing its job, then there would have been no need for an initiative.

And if it’s true that every change to the land-use element of the general plan would have to go before the voters, then don’t stray from the general plan – stick to the plan that was adopted.

Finally, what’s wrong with voting on a growth initiative? Is there fear of citizen oversight?

Let’s put democracy to work. In a true democratic spirit, the initiative should also be voted on by citizens of Nevada City and outlying areas because most of us shop for goods and services in Grass Valley.

What happens in and to Grass Valley is a critical concern to us all.

Edward Szymanski

Nevada City

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