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Just please keep Bedwell off board

It is quite clear to me that in the recent supervisors’ races, both Supervisor Martin and Supervisor Conklin stayed “on issue” with the many issues they addressed and avoided personal attacks against their opponents. This, unfortunately, has not been true of Mr. Bedwell.

Mr. Bedwell’s campaign has been based on fear and a misrepresentation of the truth on one issue, Natural Heritage 2020. To hear Mr. Bedwell tell it, the United Nations is behind Natural Heritage 2020 and your property is in danger of being seized. Nothing could be further from the truth. He accuses Supervisor Martin and Supervisor Conklin of representing special interests, yet one must ask what is Mr. Bedwell’s relationship with Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) and to the California Association of Business Property Resource owners (CABPRO)? Moreover, he has launched personal attacks against our supervisors, going as far as comparing them to terrorists in a letter to The Union. There are many people in this county who are fiercely loyal to Supervisor Martin and Supervisor Conklin. When Mr. Bedwell attacks them personally, he is attacking and offending a large portion of the very people he hopes to represent. His rhetoric is causing Nevada County to become more and more polarized. How can Mr. Bedwell hope to represent all of the people of the 3rd District?

There are many issues to be addressed in our election of our new supervisors; Natural Heritage 2020 is just one of them. Our current supervisors have proven to be extremely capable in fairly representing everyone’s concerns on most issues. There is to my mind a very simple solution. If you oppose the concept or substance of Natural Heritage 2020, then vote against it when it is put to a vote before the electorate. But please do not permit Nevada County to become further polarized by electing Mr. Bedwell to the Board of Supervisors.

Glen Garrod

Nevada City

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