Joyce Hoffman: Supes ‘lash out’ — not OK |

Joyce Hoffman: Supes ‘lash out’ — not OK

The Union’s July 22 paper stated that certain Nevada County Board of Supervisors members “lashed out” or “retorted hotly to comments by … a Nevada City resident.”

This came as no surprise to me or my husband; we‘ve witnessed similar behavior in past Grass Valley City Council meetings. Elected officials do have codes of conduct, but who enforces them? Will anybody stand up and remind our elected officials that they work for us? As their constituents, we should feel secure that our comments will not be mocked, smirked at, or berated.

Thank you to staff writer Keri Brenner for alerting the public or, if you would, for reminding each of us that we are theoretically members of a democratic society, and that no one should use their elected, political position to revile or denounce a citizen’s opinion.

Joyce Hoffman

Grass Valley

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