Nevada City council scuttles resolution |

Nevada City council scuttles resolution

Nevada City leaders narrowly rejected an anti-war resolution late Wednesday that urged U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq be brought home immediately.

Wednesday’s vote came down to a majority of the Nevada City council saying it wasn’t its job to vote on a national issue, Councilwoman Sheila Stein said.

“That’s not what a majority of people elected us to do,” Stein said.

Vice-mayor Sally Harris, Councilman David McKay and Stein voted against it, while Mayor Steve Cottrell and Councilwoman Barbara Coffman backed the resolution. Neither Cottrell nor Coffman could be reached for comment.

The measure, while non-binding, was designed as a message to President George W. Bush, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, among other elected leaders.

Measure supporters who spoke Wednesday night significantly outnumbered those against the resolution.

Stein said council members agreed with the larger idea that American troops should be pulled out of Iraq and Afghanistan.


To contact Staff Writer Greg Moberly, e-mail gregm@the or call 477-4234.

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