Dianna Suarez: NID board meeting for our water future | TheUnion.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Dianna Suarez: NID board meeting for our water future

NID board meeting for our water future

On Sept. 3, I witnessed a shameful fiasco and example of local authoritarian rule, orchestrated by a loud, aggressive, and dismissive woman throttling the voices of those most adversely affected by Nevada Irrigation District’s ill-conceived decisions.

The so called “workshop” was unresponsive to the voices of the public and demonstrated a total lack of good faith effort.

After thoughtful and articulate public comment the old, outdated “Mission Statement” for the District was simply parroted back for approval by Directors Wilcox, Miller, and Bierwagen showing a stern reluctance toward change, as well as a concerning lack of interest, creativity, imagination, and understanding of water relationships, modern day issues and complexities.

The meeting format was restrictive, rushed, and coercive. The process degenerated into a confused and confusing effort by the three directors to keep things the same as the District falls further behind the innovative technologies currently in use statewide. The lone director who has actually written strategic plans was isolated at the end of the table and ignored.

It was a pitiful spectacle of ego and ignorance run riot. The next meeting is at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the NID office.

Dianna Suarez

Colfax


Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User