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We voted you in – stop dictating what we can or can’t do!

Julia Marvel

we voted you in – stop dictating what we can or can’t do!

Several readers have recently expressed their dismay that the Grass Valley City Council and administration did not “trust” the expression of our independence (fireworks) in the hands of the people of Grass Valley whom they represent. An elevated level of dismay must be placed with the same City Council and staff who do not “trust” the people of Grass Valley to exercise the right which came with that independence (the vote). This City Council and staff do not want the residents of Grass Valley to vote on changes to the Grass Valley city planning constitution (general plan) that they, the few in power, can change at their discretion and whim. What do these folks have planned that they know the citizens of Grass Valley will not like? Why do they not trust the people who put them into office to represent them?

Keep democracy alive – it’s been working for over 200 years. Vote “yes” this fall on the Friends of Grass Valley Managed Growth Initiative. The citizens got it on the ballot for the citizens. Let’s make the fireworks mean something!

Julia Marvel

Grass Valley


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