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Information clarified

I would like to clarify information recently contained in a news release covering my appointment to the California Rural Development Council (CRDC). More specifically, I wish to correct information provided on the award of grant funds for e-commerce development in Nevada County.

Based on applications from the Economic Resource Council, prepared by a communications task force that included ERC staff, county staff, and several volunteers from local business, the California Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency awarded $85,000 to the Economic Resource Council for e-commerce development in Nevada County. A second award to the ERC in the amount of $90,000 is in the final contract stage. The California Rural Development Council is administered out of the Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency. I compliment their efforts for obtaining these grants.

Through my work on the CRDC over the next two years, I look forward to providing a voice for the needs and interests of our rural residents and businesses, and to encouraging local decision-making efforts to improve the quality of life in rural areas.

Peter Van Zant

Supervisor, District 1

County of Nevada

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