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Lake Wildwood beware

It was again demonstrated during the July 23 Nevada County Board of Supervisors’ meeting that Supervisor Izzy Martin places a higher priority on personal vendettas than she places on the needs of Lake Wildwood constituents. During this meeting, Supervisor Martin refused to nominate Marguerite Leipzig to continue serving Lake Wildwood as a member of the Nevada County Sanitation District Advisory Committee.

Marguerite was LWW Association board president and had been a member and chairman of the Nevada County Sanitation District Advisory Committee for the past ten years. Her numerous accomplishments are well documented and she has been an outstanding representative for Lake Wildwood, saving the association members in excess of $3 million over several years.



Based on Marguerite’s contributions, as LWW’s 10-year representative on the Sanitation Committee, there is no one, absolutely no one, more qualified or deserving to continue representing LWW. Supervisor Martin’s vindictive, self-serving, retributive action can only be attributed to the fact that Marguerite is not a supporter of Martin’s re-election. Supervisor Martin neither contacted LWW’s board of directors nor asked LWW constituents who they wanted to represent them. Most LWW members felt that it was a foregone conclusion that Marguerite would automatically be reappointed.

Obviously, Supervisor Martin ignored Marguerite’s well known contribution to our community and certainly did not consider the wishes of Lake Wildwooders. Did you think we would not notice, Izzy? Actions speak louder than words, and Martin’s irresponsible and malevolent actions were clearly not in the best interest of LWW’s five thousand plus residents.




When it is time to vote in this November’s election, we should realize that Izzy’s self interests and desire for revenge have a far higher priority than what is best for those who live in LWW. (Which, of course, Miss Martin does not.) Is this the type of supervisor we want to represent our community? I certainly hope not!

Jack Larsen

Penn Valley


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