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Official: Retreat really costs $18K

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Nevada County’s $30,000 department heads retreat got $12,000 cheaper Tuesday.

The figures given to the media were incorrect, said county Executive Officer Ted Gaebler during a Board of Supervisors meeting.

Gaebler said Tuesday the cost of the Feb. 6-8, three-day, two night retreat will be $18,000.

“I was told it was $30,000 by Mr. Gaebler,” said Supervisor Sue Horne, who objected to the cost of the retreat and the fact it was being held in Placer County, thereby losing a chance to support local business.

Last Thursday, Gaebler confirmed to The Union that he told Horne the retreat would cost $30,000, but said the exact cost for the planning excursion had yet to be determined.

Tuesday, Gaebler said his $30,000 comment came during a heated, private conversation with Horne about the retreat.

During Tuesday’s meeting, Gaebler listed about 30 local facilities and businesses the county considered as a locale for the retreat.

Gaebler then said he didn’t think the retreat was “pertinent from a political point of view.”

Horne said that during her discussion with Gaebler last week, she told him she was concerned the retreat was being held out of the county.

She said Tuesday that Gaebler was trying to embarrass her publicly by suggesting she was trying to make a political issue out of the retreat. She then left the supervisors’ chambers just prior to the board’s lunch recess.

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