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NH 2020 will keep county beautiful

I am a native Californian and I have lived in the Sierra for over 30 years. Like so many people, I have watched the sprawling urbanization of California from Los Angeles to Roseville. When county boards of supervisors are dominated by people with the “pave and build/project by project” mentality, urban sprawl happens; big property owners sell to big corporations and building begins. You wake up one morning starting at a Wal-Mart. Once you lose the rural quality of life, you lose it forever. If people want to prevent rampant growth in Nevada County, the lines must be drawn now.

Natural Heritage 2020 represents an intelligent approach to handling the expected growth for the future while maintaining the beauty of Nevada County. It is based on community input and community needs. Don’t believe those who claim it to be a United Nations conspiracy or that your property will be taken away. It’s not about Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians or Greens; it’s not about right-wing or left-wing; it’s not about old-timers or new-timers. It is about wise growth, common sense, community needs and maintaining our rural environment.

For those who love the Sierra foothills and for you refugees from other areas of urban madness, please support Natural Heritage 2020.

Glen Garrod

Nevada City

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