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Williams disappointing

After reading the Sept. 28 interview with City Council candidate Dean Williams, I am disappointed Williams is running unopposed. Williams and his views would benefit greatly from the added pressure and higher standards of competition. Mr. Williams’ views, though well-intentioned, seem wildly uninformed and naïve.

Williams is running on the issue of growth, focusing on “quality of life.” When asked what he thinks of the four major developments, he prefers one over the others because it might have a health club. This is a quality of life issue? More than methamphetamines and affordable housing?

Approval of the four major developments should depend more on what they offer Grass Valley – what current voids they fill ” not trivial perks only available to their residents.



Williams also explained how he didn’t attend certain important, past council meetings because he didn’t “have the stomach” ” attending might not be a pleasant experience. What does he expect when other inflammatory issues arise? Will he “have the stomach” then?

We have no choice but to elect Williams, running without competition, but perhaps his views can become a little more realistic and slightly more grounded in real Grass Valley issues before he takes office.




Phil Oliver

Grass Valley


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