Clarification |



On Jan. 21, I believe a comment in The Union by a representative of Keep it California was not true — I feel she was just given wrong information. Thank you for your clarification describing the two processes allowing measures to reach the ballot. It proves there is no moratorium on learning something new.

Unfortunately, sometimes an incorrect statement is made and one jumps to conclusions. “Keep it California” claims that “State of Jefferson” supporters attended the Jan. 6 rally in Sacramento and declared “Nevada County is in” by providing unverified names to the Secretary of State. This is not true. During the registration process, our neighboring counties presented their Board of Supervisor’s declarations. Then, in accordance with the Constitution, individuals could register a grievance against the state for lack of representation.

Twenty Nevada County citizens exercised this right. They were required to present notarized verification of their name and address. We could not present declarations because we do not have them. Unfortunately, incorrect information is spread with the speed of a jet and the truth arrives on the back of a turtle.

As far as the proclaimed financial disaster, it is already here — delivered by the State of California. We need a new state with a fiscally responsible budget and the will to abide by it. It should not be our children’s responsibility to pay our bills!

Nancy Garcia

Grass Valley

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