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Make sure money used for preserving open space

An elderly man who died in 2000 left a living trust worth $877,838 to Nevada County, with a wish that the money be used to preserve open space, according to The Union. Here comes Supervisor Sue Horne, wanting nothing more than to please her constituents and, of course, be re-elected, who thinks that some of the money should go to the Magnolia Sports Fund, which is slated to fund a skatepark and multi-purpose recreational field.

Wait just one minute. Is this open space? I don’t think so. The Yuba Project is more like open space. Everyone can use it. Not the sports field. It is someone else’s responsibility for sports. The responsibility here is to do what this man wished with his money.

I hope his attorney will keep his eye on this. When I brought my children here to Nevada County, it was to enjoy the God-given amenities of this land. They did not have or need anything else. That holds true today for the boys that are now men living and working in Nevada County. We are here because we love it the way it was, and so did this man.

Laura Mantei

Grass Valley

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