Re: ‘Building permits show faltering recovery’ |

Re: ‘Building permits show faltering recovery’

As a 33-year resident of So. Nevada County, I’m curious as to how many of my fellow residents were surprised by Wednesday’s headline, “Building permits show a faltering recovery” – well, yeah! I am just so happy for those five residents who had the $50,000 to even think about building a home. That’s a luxury few of us can even hope to afford.

This letter is not for The Union, but addressed directly to our local county government who have set the financial bar so high few can build anything here. So, like with many of our best businesses, most people are just leaving. Nevada County has developed an approach to its residents much like it and the state of California has to its businesses.

Can’t there be something done here, or are we so far gone that before too long there will be a mass exodus out of Nevada County?

To The Union’s staff writer, Liz Kellar, you wrote a very factual, kind and generous article about this very sad subject. That is a rare treat, thank you.

Vicki Sullivan

Nevada City

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