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Old enough to decide ourselves

In reading Ron Jenkins’ letter dated March 21, I noticed that he is amused by the referring of old timers as “developers who seek to seek to pave the entire county,” and thinks that Izzy, the SYRCL, and environmental extremists are great. This man also probably thinks that tree-sitters are great, despite the extensive cost that hard working people are forced to pay as a result of their actions.

He then writes about people wanting to turn Nevada County into a “toxic waste dump.” It appears to me that he has missed the point. The reason so many people in this county do not care for our Board of Supervisors is clear: when a petition with 8,000+/- signatures on it is sent to the Board to allow the citizens of Nevada County to vote on NH 2020, they voted 4 to 1 to not let the people make their own decision. When I was 18 years old, I was in the U.S. Army stationed in England on the Cliffs of Dover fighting for our freedoms against the Germans, and I sure as hell don’t appreciate the four members of this Board telling me that I do not have the freedom to and am not smart enough to decide what is good for myself and my property.

Karsten Hansen

Grass Valley

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