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Dismayed at Planning Commission’s action

We are surprised, dismayed, and feel resentment toward the Grass Valley Planning Commission for its arbitrary treatment of David Wambaugh’s request to build a nice business facility at the end of Mill Street. 

The land he purchased is zoned to accommodate his business.  Certainly that part of Mill Street has been an eyesore for a long time.  It is time we had something attractive there.  His advertisement in The Union on Feb. 9 explains his intentions.



 My question is, “What right has the Planning Commission to reject this project?  David Wambaugh has been given the runaround by that agency since the project was approved by the Grass Valley development staff and the Development Review Committee. 

If it is not appropriate for a business to be there, then change the zoning and get rid of the eyesore bars and other businesses there.  And the city should buy back the property purchased for the project.  Finally we have the opportunity for a nice, new and apparently attractive facility to be built there, and some nasty fellow with a little authority begins to exercise undue control.




Keith Miller

Penn Valley


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