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Stand up and be heard

A few weeks ago some 200-plus Penn Valley residents met with Nevada County representatives to discuss the environmental impact of allowing high density, 16 units per acre, sites to be developed in downtown Penn Valley on property currently zoned for commercial development. Rather than discuss the pluses and minuses of this proposal, I would like to congratulate all those who attended for standing up for what they think is best for the community. By the way a huge majority, by a show of hands, oppose this proposal.

We often hear about the disinterested voter, but this meeting reminded me of the Jimmy Stewart movie, “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington,” a perfect example of people telling the government what is best for them vs. the government imposing its will on the people.

Hats off to all those Penn Valley folks who stood up to be heard!



Keith Meyer

Penn Valley


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