Don’t lock City Hall toilets |

Don’t lock City Hall toilets

The Nevada City Chamber’s recent economic research project stated that 85 percent of all revenue that the city takes in comes from the business community. As business people, we were surprised and pleased. The business community is proud to support ourselves and our community.

What ticks me is during Victorian Christmas, the bathrooms at City Hall were locked. Police and city officials were using them, but they were not available to the public. I don’t mind that our bathrooms at Friar Tuck’s were used by hundreds as long as the City Hall bathrooms were also available.

When we invite 5,000-10,000 people to town, provide port-a-potties all over, we still need every bathroom available. City Hall is right in the center of town, and those bathrooms belong to all of us. I spoke with our city manager and more than one councilperson about this after the first Victorian Christmas, but nothing changed. The Chamber of Commerce even offered to have a person monitor the bathrooms.

The City Hall belongs to all of us. I don’t think we would have a City Hall if we had no business in town, so open our bathrooms.

Greg Cook

Nevada City

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