Nancy Garcia: Time to create our own state |

Nancy Garcia: Time to create our own state

In reply to the Nov. 13 letter to the editor, noting “The State of Jefferson is a waste of time and money,” the author offers solutions that are an even greater waste of time and money.

All of the solutions offered have been tried again and again but overwhelming representation from the large counties continues to prevail, and frankly, always will.

It should be noted while we tried to separate from California some time ago, much has since changed. California, in the last century, was a mecca for growth and opportunity — a golden era. Today our businesses are departing in alarming numbers. Our shopping areas are losing tenants and many of our friends are electing to relocate outside of California. Taxes are no longer affordable for many, regulations on steroids are strangling our business community and poor financial decisions are being made by our state government. Our state budget has become a game of “robbing Peter to pay Paul,” and taxes voted to fund specific projects somehow end up in the “general fund” and are then used to bail out underfunded projects.

Time to create our own state! Time to give our citizens more say in their government!

Nancy Garcia, State of Jefferson Steering Committee member

Grass Valley

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