Cuts aren’t necessary |

Cuts aren’t necessary

I understand that Gold Country Telecare is telling their riders that no more rides are available until July 1 in some areas. The reason is that Telecare is out of available hours for drivers and, consequently, has to cut off service to the needy. This is a budget cut that does not have to occur. Our seniors and disabled should be taken care of.

When I worked for Telecare, I told management that if the people of this county would allow a sales tax increase of half of one percent, to be used only for the transportation of seniors and the disabled, not for road and street repairs and wage increases for politicians, Telecare would have all the money they need and would not be faced with cutting service to those who need it most.

If I knew how to implement such a tax, I would do it. I guess we have to leave it to our politicians. Now there’s a joke. Our politicians are experts in sidestepping things that need to be done. Let’s see if any politician has the guts to tackle this idea.

C. Robert McElwain

Cedar Ridge

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User