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Change needed on county board

Change needed on county board

With the outcome of the primary election there may still be hope. The current board should be ashamed of themselves in that they refer to our form of government as democracy, when it is really a republic.

In this light, it is no wonder they don’t represent their constituents. When BOS initiated the property owners’ bill of rights, that tells me they want more smokescreens and confusion, as the Constitution covers property rights already. They have spent thousands of dollars on NH 2020 that could go to repair schools, roads, mental health facilities or numerous other needs. If the board doesn’t think the juvenile hall needed to be a Holiday Inn, there could be a few million for other worthwhile projects, maybe even some programs toward prevention of the juvenile problem rather than cure. (An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.) Spend, spend, spend.

The BOS has been poor stewards of taxpayers’ money. Thankfully, one of the supervisors is more watchful than the others on the board. The approval of the equivalent of a thousand dollars for each employee to attend a retreat seem absurd to me. Nevada County should have been the site of the retreat in the first place; our money should stay here (Nevada County) as much as possible, it is good for the county economy. The reported amount spent still seems extravagant to me, as it was only part of their job anyway. The CAO doesn’t seem to know about stewardship of taxpayers’ hard-earned money – $30,000 is not minuscule amount in many people’s eyes, even though the amount was downsized.

In light of these examples the County of Nevada needs a change in the BOS to get away from the socialist views of the present board (government doesn’t do things better than individual citizens).

Above all, vote in November (in agreement or disagreement).

George Young

Penn Valley

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