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Not treated fairly

I attended the Nevada City City Council meeting on Monday night to support Cathy Wilcox-Barnes. Cathy’s lawyer approached the council during a public meeting because council members refused to meet with her in closed session. I wonder if the council members know that Mark Miller took the police chief into Cathy’s office and gave her five minutes to clear out her desk and leave the premises. He didn’t just “take her keys.” I also wonder if they know that Miller ordered her not to speak to any city employee or council member, threatening her with immediate firing if she did. When told that Cathy wasn’t being allowed to do the job of the city clerk because she has been denied access to the files and records, council member Arnett asked if City Hall is still open between 8 a.m. and noon, then 1 til 5 p.m. Does he know that Miller told Cathy that she had to request admittance, in writing, to City Hall and wait for his permission, in writing?

These are Miller’s actions. Then he says “no disciplinary action has been taken.” When the staff publicly stands behind Miller, one has to wonder what Miller has told them.

Eleanor Kenitzer



Grass Valley


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