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Growth for the sake of growth

Author Edward Abbey wrote, “Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of a cancer cell.”

There are those in Nevada County who want to spread the cancer of unchecked development that would turn this county into the likes of Roseville, or Concord, or Anyplace, U.S.A., replete with malls and vacant-eyed shoppers.

As one who grew up in a place that went from thousands of acres of orange trees to the grimness of urban sprawl and smog, I appreciate the efforts of Bruce Conklin, who has worked tirelessly to preserve the treasure that is Nevada County.



John Fletcher

Cedar Ridge





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