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Candidate views on growth wanted

A very important issue and/or question that needs answering in this election: The University of California publication California Agriculture (October – December 2003 issue, Vol. 57, No. 4, research article, pages 115-121) addresses the effects of massive population growth in Nevada County.

The county’s estimated 2001 population was 94,36l. The “build-out” population possible is 233,522 (give or take) under current zoning already approved and/or determined. What will future rules allow? What is the position taken by the candidates on this very vital information?

The Union is the only local news source for many voters.



Kenneth D. Svenson

Grass Valley




Editor’s note: This study, known as the Walker Study for its author, Dr. Peter Walker of the University of Oregon, has been detailed in stories The Union, which can be found in our archives at http://www.TheUnion.com. Candidate views on future growth will be found in a series of question-and-answer sessions now running in The Union.


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