Nevada City activists ask City Council to lighten up |

Nevada City activists ask City Council to lighten up

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What: The Lighten Up parade, protesting recent decisions of the Nevada City Council.

When: Parade starts at 7 p.m., pre-rally at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Robinson Plaza, downtown Nevada City

On Wednesday evening after dark, a group of concerned citizens plan to rally in downtown Nevada City to protest the recent city council resolution asking businesses to turn off their Christmas lighting after Jan. 15.

The rally starts at 6:30 p.m. at Robinson Plaza with a parade at 7 p.m.

Proponents argue that keeping the lights on all year makes the holiday season less special. Matt Margulies, owner of Matteo’s Public, has countered, saying turning off the lights makes his restaurant look closed — and could hurt his bottom line.

The vote to ask businesses within the downtown historic district passed 4-1, with Evans Phelps dissenting.

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