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I am not surprised, yet I don’t understand the lengthy run-around the DeMartinis are receiving from the City Council regarding their expansion to Idaho Maryland Drive. According to the article in The Union on Feb. 28, DeMartini RV sales generates among the most sales taxes for the city, yet their designs are continually rejected because they don’t reflect “Grass Valley’s history and architectural character.”

Does this apply to other businesses and buildings already in existence? I bring this up because every time I drive down the stretch of road between the theater and Berryhill Drive on East Main Street, the architectural design and general shabbiness of these structures and surrounding area are reminiscent of “Early East Oakland,” just plain unattractive.

To push the DeMartini’s to the point that the City Council wants to know how many trees will be planted, what kind, and how fast they will grow, after two years of rejecting everything they submit, is absolutely hypocritical. If I were the DeMartini’s I’d let another city benefit from the revenue they generate.



Jeanie Berg

Grass Valley


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