Open letter to supervisors on outdoor events ordinance |

Open letter to supervisors on outdoor events ordinance

The Grass Valley Downtown Association has concerns over the proposed ordinance limiting the number of weddings and other events at outdoor venues.

While we understand that everyone needs to be a good neighbor, we want to make sure the Board of Supervisors understands the potential impact of this resolution to the overall economy of Grass Valley.

With every event there is not only revenue coming in for the venue operator, but also for the hotels that the guests stay at and the restaurants where they will eat. People who come to the area will also most likely shop in our stores and hopefully they will fall in love with our beautiful town and come back to visit in the future. Some may even decide to relocate here.

While the GVDA supports ensuring the proper controls are put in place, it is not clear that the ordinance as currently written strikes the right balance for everyone. We would like to see more time for public comment and input before a potentially harmful ordinance is put into place.

Steve Rosenthal, treasurer

Grass Valley Downtown Association Board of Directors

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