Alan Kilborn |

Alan Kilborn

Alan Kilborn is a businessman, reserve policeman and Vietnam veteran. He is a member of the county’s Local Agency Formation Commission and Hazardous and Solid Waste Commission.

The candidate thinks south county residents need services and has no problem with the proposed Bear River Plaza and Higgins Marketplace shopping center projects.

“Shopping here will help with the economic base,” Kilborn said. “It will shorten the distance people have to travel.”

Part of the growth would come from needed improvements to Highway 49, Kilborn said.

“Companies just aren’t coming unless the roadways are fixed,” he said.

Rumble strips and more tickets from the California Highway Patrol have helped the stretch of Highway 49 from Grass Valley to Combie Road, but attracting firms for economic stability will call for ever more improvements, Kilborn said.

Keeping up the county’s infrastructure is paramount for future economic stability and will be a good way to attract green companies, said the 62-year-old candidate.

The candidate said the county’s ozone and air pollution problem is “caused by the people down the hill” in Sacramento and the Bay Area, he said.

As a result, the Nevada County supervisors should continuously pressure the state legislature and governor to reduce emissions from the out-of-town areas and even contemplate a lawsuit, Kilborn said.

A parks and recreation district is needed in the south county to focus on senior services, he said. The services should include support groups, volunteers and a transit system.

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