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Janie Petrosine: County does not defend tax-paying citizens

Regarding Virginia Moran’s recent column, “Hypocrisy,” rarely have I read a reader opinion letter that covers all the bases in discussing an issue.

The Dollar General Store debate is simply a catalyst for sharing individual horror stories in dealing with Nevada County government offices and departments. That is, the common citizen, not a deep pocket commercial builder. This county does not protect or defend its tax-paying citizens.

We are adversaries and our rights are diminished with each encounter, due to their endless coffers of litigation money. Building or remodeling a home here is next to impossible because of huge fees, unreasonable, subjective, and confusing instructions from the county that change depending on who you are, who you talk to, where you are located and the chance that an employee/department may want to make it especially difficult for you.

It is important to share that there are several excellent resident advocates and outstanding, reasonable employees in the county, however difficult it is to find them and ask for assistance. Please keep seeking them, as they can assist us all.

Janie Petrosine

Penn Valley

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