Re: ‘Keeping the courthouse in town at any cost’ |

Re: ‘Keeping the courthouse in town at any cost’

The article about Nevada City’s “good ol’ boys club” (The Union, Aug. 28) certainly is not news to many of us who live in Nevada City. It is the old, “I will scratch your back if you scratch mine.”

Tearing down the Nevada City Elementary building to build a huge new courthouse greases several palms. There are many alternatives, including building a new addition and seeking other properties. The Nevada City School District thinks the money will be useful and the businesses and the ol’ boys and new “gal” see lots of dollars.

The sad thing is it will take away a well built, useful historical building that is part of the ambiance of the city and a quiet neighborhood of charming houses and neighborhood playground will be destroyed. We have seen the eroding of trust in the powers that be. The result is less students going to NCSD and citizens moving out of the city.

This is the “cost” when the plan goes through – losing something special we will never get back. (Notice I didn’t say “if.”) However, we all know who will benefit.

Linda Johnson

Nevada City

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