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Limiting outdoor events a bad idea

As a former resident of Nevada County who helped coordinate three class reunion events and attended others, I am very dismayed that local leaders are considering limiting outdoor events on private property to four per year.

Private residences, as long as they have gone through zoning approval and other necessary fees such as business licenses, serve a valuable role in the tourism industry of Nevada County.

The current entertainment and event venue infrastructure, along with other support services such as an abundance of modern hotel rooms at a reasonable price, is already sorely lacking in Nevada County. I have seen class reunions for Nevada County schools actually being held outside the county such as in Sacramento as a result.

Any concerns should instead be addressed by specific ordinances such as noise restrictions, hour of operation restrictions, and occupancy limits as already assessed by the fire department. In closing, I also find it extremely hypocritical that these same local governments are all providing venues for rent on their own parks, halls, etc., and seem to be trying to protect their own business through the elimination of private competition.

Andy Spurlock

Las Vegas, Nev.

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