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Nuisance abated

Nevada County has been my home for the majority of my life, having moved here in 1983. We have a beautiful, serene parcel on acreage. Our longtime neighbor recently moved into town and rented his prior residence out to a tenant from Sacramento.

This newcomer proceeded to chainsaw trees and brush adjacent to our property line. When I questioned him, newcomer replied, “I’m going to build a gazebo.” The gazebo never materialized. But in came the marijuana plants, within 20 feet of where my grandchildren play.

Thank goodness for our county marijuana ordinance. I was able to submit a complaint to the county leading to a subsequent investigation which found marijuana plants also growing in an outbuilding with hazardous electrical violations; all without the property owner’s permission or knowledge.



Newcomer was noticed that he was in violation of our county ordinance. He relocated his plants and relocated himself back to Sacramento. Nuisance abated, quality of life retained. Thank you, Nevada County board of supervisors!

James R. Nelson




Grass Valley


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