Growth in Nevada County |

Growth in Nevada County

Because of the influence of an opposition view of growth in this county, we are faced with the side effects: Declining enrollment in our schools, shops closed because we older folks don’t buy as much, teachers wanting jobs but can’t find them, on and on. Our children must leave the area because it has nothing to offer.

Because the Grass Valley City Council was too scared to act after bowing to these naysayers to growth, vibrant communities at the Loma Rica Ranch and North Star Mine Property are not in existence. At the time of Sandy Sanderson’s proposal for the North Star Mine, I viewed his plan, and it was wonderful because it included affordable houses, shops for rent, a golf course and several other amenities. But no! We’ve sat on our hinies and let opportunity slip away.

I live two and a half miles from the center of downtown Grass Valley. Because I don’t live in the city limits, I could not and cannot still vote on Grass Valley issues. How wrong is that? It has been home to family for 150 years and the City of Grass Valley is of great concern to my family.

It’s time for the City Council and Nevada County to move and approve the developments before them. That is, of course, if they haven’t disappeared altogether.

Lynda Lasich

Grass Valley

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