Carriage company misrepresented |

Carriage company misrepresented

Recently you printed your opinion about our company, Nevada City Carriage Co. As you recall I met with you in your office concerning the inaccurate information you printed about us. Three letters have recently appeared on the opinion page that also contain the same inaccuracies. Please allow me to clear these up.

1. The Nevada City Carriage Co. has never asked for or suggested that the company should get a subsidy from the city. What we did ask for is help to figure out how the company might survive, if the city and the chamber of commerce wanted us to continue.

2. We never vigorously pursued an exclusive franchise contract with the city of Nevada City. The truth is that our company was against that proposal and we made it absolutely clear to the mayor at that time that we thought it was a bad idea. For the carriage company, that proposal meant that we had to competitively bid for a business that we started and had operated since 1985. Had we not been the successful bidder, we would have no longer been in business.

On the bright side, the committee formed by Mayor Arnett and chaired by Mimi Simmons is making excellent progress. It is attended by several smart business people and concerned citizens and the suggestions made so far give our company cause for optimism. The hundreds of people who have stopped by the carriage or called our officer to offer help and support have been more than uplifting for our company and our employees. We appreciate your kind words. We believe that although it will take time, when the committee’s report is finished, the set of ideas that are brought forward will be innovative enough, to keep the carriages running for along time.

David Vertin


Nevada City Carriage Co.

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