It’s an old story, folks |

It’s an old story, folks

Please vote for Bruce Conklin to help preserve our quality of life in Nevada County. Mr. Conklin has demonstrated dedication and hard work on many local issues, and large numbers of voters in his district recognize his merits and nearly re-elected him in a dead heat with his opponent in a very contentious race.

I hope we can limit growth and sprawl in our county.

I’m close to 90 years old and, in many of the places I’ve lived, I’ve seen the same tired old story happen time after time, resulting in traffic, crime, and a place nobody really wanted. Those with an interest in development (usually strongly abetted by the local newspaper) sweet-talk the voters, who overwhelmingly favor slow growth, into questioning their deep and reasonable concern about the effects of growth on their quality of life. Or a red herring issue diverts attention from the real subject at hand.

It’s an old story, folks. If we don’t take steps, like electing Bruce Conklin, toward reasonable policies of growth, we will go the sad, well-worn, overdeveloped route that is so easy to get suckered into and that has happened in so many places.

Ruth McDonald

Grass Valley

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