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Are we ready for another wild ride?

Picture this: You’re looking for a taxi cab and see three parked at the curb. There are two male drivers and one female, who smiles and seems like “your kind of person.” So, you hop in and give her directions.

The car swings away from the curb, headed away from your destination. At first you think that maybe she knows a shortcut you’re not aware of, but the car speeds on, going the wrong way.

“Where are you going?” you demand.



“Hey, you chose ME as your cab driver,” she shouts back, over the roar of the engine. “I know where I’m going.”

You’re alarmed now. The car is going at breakneck speed, and the meter is going, and you’re farther and farther from your destination.




“If you don’t stop this car and turn around,” you say, “I’m notifying your boss!”

“You’re on board for the whole trip,” she laughs. “And you’re my boss! You’re paying for this ride!”

You look at the meter and it’s nearly as much money as you have in your wallet. And you resolve that just as soon as this car stops, you’re heading out the door.

That’s essentially what has happened to voters in Nevada County. We’ve been taken for a ride by a “driver” (Supervisor Elizabeth Martin) who had no intention of following the directions of taxpayers. She has her own destination in mind and doesn’t really care if it coincides with that of the people who put her in office.

And the only way we can stop this wild ride is at the polls in November, by voting for Robin Sutherland.

Richard L. Tracy

Grass Valley


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