Shady details |

Shady details

Thank you, The Union editorial page staff for the recent op-ed exposing the Conklin, Land Trust and North Star House conflict of interest and total mishandling of the restoration project. As someone who has been following this issue, I learned even more shady details of which I was not aware.  

Conklin claims he was the most qualified of the 14 applicants for the restoration manager’s position. As a former tree planter and defeated supervisor, somehow I doubt it. Conklin and the Land Trust could clear away some of the foul odor of their collusion by making all the resumes available to The Union and the public. Don’t hold your breath.

A friend said to me, I thought in jest, that the Land Trust didn’t care about restoring the house to historical landmark status because they were preparing their new headquarters, not preparing a state park. That may be closer to the truth than I realized. The Land Trust’s executive director states it won’t be a museum and that they were considering a conference center, wedding facility, bed and breakfast or etc. (The Union, Sept. 4, 2004).

Since when do we give public funds to a private organization for their commercial ventures?

Terry Robinson

Nevada City

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