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Conklin amnesia?

Does Bruce Conklin have amnesia? Not only is there the issue of a lame-duck supervisor voting a large chunk of taxpayer money to a nonprofit, then miraculously benefiting from a serendipitous hiring by the same nonprofit, but he’s trying to re-write history on other things, also.

He attacks those who opposed NH2020 as a very small number of threatening and abusive people. In reality, more than one-third of the registered voters in the county opposed NH 2020 by petition, and more than half opposed Mr. Conklin at the ballot box. The voters opposed it not because it was open and public, but because it was an inauthentic process with the outcome largely pre-ordained by the majority of the supervisors.

Also, voters wanted a chance to vote on it, and Bruce and company wouldn’t let that happen. The logical outcome of a complete inventory of the plants and biology on one’s property would be some sort of ordinance similar to Nevada City’s ridiculous tree ordinance, and most common-sense folk are opposed to that level of micro-management.

Bruce’s defense depends on lawyerly wordsmithing and resembles the famous “it depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.”

Heather Donesky

Nevada City

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