NC mayors have all been excellent |

NC mayors have all been excellent

To my fellow Nevada City residents: During my 14 years of service as your City Council member, mayor and planning commissioner, I have had the pleasure to serve under several Nevada City mayors, all of whom were excellent. To the person, they did a great job: Glenda Zanone, Paul Matson, Tom Balch, Harry Stewart, Pat Dyer, and Kerry Arnett. Though we may not have agreed with each other on every issue, they all served and represented Nevada City extremely well as steadfast volunteer leaders for their community.

My personal criteria have been met by each and every one of these individuals. They represented the entire city and City Council, putting the city as a whole ahead of any personal agenda. They treated our City Council, planning commissioners, city staff, and residents with total respect and dignity. Our present mayor, David McKay, meets these criteria as well.

As the chair of our Planning Commission, I am proud to serve with four other volunteers and colleagues who love this city: Ruth Poulter, Harry Stewart, Evans Phelps, and Victor Prussack. They each care deeply about our unique community, put in many hundreds of hours of work as commissioners, and vote independently as they represent their respective views on behalf of Nevada City.

As we have done many times in the past, I hope that we will once again unite behind our mayor, our City Council, and our Planning Commission to work together to keep our city the wonderful place it is. That is what makes Nevada City great.

Laurie Oberholtzer,


Nevada City Planning


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