Nevada County Board of Supervisors clarifies state of Jefferson stance: They don’t support it | TheUnion.com

Nevada County Board of Supervisors clarifies state of Jefferson stance: They don’t support it

Nevada County officials want people to know that, no, they don't support the State of Jefferson movement.

People began asking supervisors about their support after a pro-Jefferson rally was held last week at the state Capitol. Some media coverage stated Nevada County supported the effort to form a new state out of Northern California.

That's not the case, said County Executive Officer Rick Haffey, who on Friday issued a statement.

"Because of that, we wanted to clarify that we're not part of that effort," Haffey said.

The Board of Supervisors has never adopted a resolution in support of the Jefferson movement.

Jefferson advocates have started a petition in their attempts to put a question on the June primary ballot. The initiative would, if passed, urge the board to adopt a declaration of intent to become part of the new state.

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"The County of Nevada has not taken any action on this issue and has no plans to take action," Haffey states. "It is not something the Board of Supervisors is considering."

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email ariquelmy@theunion.com or call 530-477-4239.

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