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Candidate feels he loses ally

Steve Enos was “outraged” that my ballot argument against Measure T said: “Over proponent objections, ex-council member Steve Enos and I fought for funding guarantees for the Wolf Creek project, but the measure is still misleading and deeply flawed.”

We were once allies (he helped me run for supervisor this spring), but we have taken separate paths over the tax measure and the big developments.

Despite our differences, we both recognized Measure T’s shortcomings and were successful in getting some of them fixed.



He became satisfied with the tax measure; I found major unadvised problems (still unresolved) and can’t support it. Mr. Enos has wisely avoided addressing my concerns, apparently favoring demagoguery over dialogue.

Do I owe an apology?




Mr. Enos represents the political group “Grass Valley Neighbors” and publicly represents them on behalf of the tax measure. I was required to sign the “Code of Fair Campaign Practices,” which includes: “1) I shall conduct my campaign openly and publicly, discussing the issues as I see them … and criticizing without fear or favor the record of my opponents or political parties.”

I would violate the code to do otherwise.

And I am sorry that I have lost an ally.

Terry Lamphier

Grass Valley


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