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Lisa’s vision not Roseville

A recent letter to The Union inferred that Grass Valley City Council candidate Lisa Swarthout supports decisions that will turn Grass Valley into another Roseville. The letter referred to examples of buildings that supposedly support this notion. I was intrigued that the writer felt so strongly that one individual retained this kind of power. It has been my observation that the majority of councilmembers make team decisions that represent the whole of the community, not special agendas. I decided to go to Lisa Swarthout for clarification. Lisa was involved with the new building on East Main and Hughes. Whether one likes the looks of this structure or not, Lisa made sure all procedures and processes were adhered to prior to construction. As far as buildings along Highway 49 looking towards Idaho-Maryland Road, Lisa was not involved in decisions regarding any of these structures. I suggest that folks who are concerned about candidate Swarthout take the time to talk with her. Lisa was raised here and cares deeply for our city and its future.

She spends countless hours involved with community service and her vision for Grass Valley does not include Roseville. I realize an election is at hand, but making allegations based on inaccuracies does not help support our small-town qualities or build a positive sense of community.

Susan Healy-Harman



Grass Valley


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