Human needs ignored |

Human needs ignored

Let’s see if I understand this correctly. Voters were scared into passing the “safe, clean, reliable water supplies” Bond Act in 1996 with the threat of polluted drinking water. Instead of making our drinking water clean and reliable, we’re spending the money to study tearing down dams and reducing water supplies to towns and farmers. This would further deprive us of much-needed clean and efficient power supplies, and possibly drive more farmers into bankruptcy, all the while not supplying you and me with clean, reliable water. All this to reintroduce some fish which may or may not be endangered. Lowering the temperature of the river to 60 degrees would make it much less desirable for recreation; I can’t see many young kids enjoying their summer visits to the river as much. I find it indefensible to spend 6.7 million of our tax dollars on such a frivolous pursuit. I’m sure people of this county could think of a multitude of better uses for $6.7 million: parks, trails, county services, etc.

When will we wake up and smell the coffee, and realize that many green-minded folks consider animals/fish/insects more worthy of action than their fellow humans? Please listen to all pitches for more bond acts with a jaded ear. Check out who is behind it before you buy what they’re selling.

Heather Donesky

Nevada City

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