Editorial hit on underlying Nevada City issues | TheUnion.com

Editorial hit on underlying Nevada City issues

I appreciated your editorial tackling the real underlying issues between merchants and city government.

Add adversarial standoffs between commercial property owners and surrounding residents and you’ve got a case of good ol’ boy standoffs that chase potential viable new businesses away from investing their dreams in Nevada City.

Beware of nurturing oppositional power plays. No one wins when being “right” triumphs mutually beneficial “relationships”. There’s an old adage that aptly applies here, “Without a vision, the people perish”.

Broad Street exemplifies this lack of vision with its empty, and in some cases decaying, storefronts and landmarks that scream out: greedy landlords! Insurmountable ordinances!

As a relative “newcomer” I have high hopes for the obvious core of solid community members who are willing to restore unity and hopefully muster up collective courage to address problems that threaten to further erode a wonderful gem of these “golden” foothills.

Irene Masteller

Nevada City

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