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Muzzling mayor

With Grass Valley Mayor Ingram’s insistence that the city community development director, Mr. Heckel, not be able to speak at a public forum, she has effectively muzzled the city staff. It is interesting to note there was no such muzzle previously placed on Mr. Heckel when he spoke before groups like the Board of Realtors, which would tend to support the mayor’s pro-development positions. We have to wonder if her husband, John Spencer (who is running for county supervisor),  is elected, will he try to muzzle the county staffers, too?

J. A. Dallmann

Grass Valley


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