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Political trickery

Anyone else wonder why City Manager Mark Miller chose to ceremoniously boot only Cathy Wilcox-Barnes out of City Hall just shy of Election Day? Coincidentally, the “Final Report” won’t be released until after the election … voters beware. A thorough examination into all departments at City Hall is obviously long overdue. City staff, employees, appointed and elected officials act as a team. Not surprisingly, and unfortunately, one rogue player spinning fragments of information (just before an election) via dramatic headlines, can thwart, mislead, and confuse even the most astute voter. Facts and inaccuracies mixed up and shrouded in a dense smoke screen distracts everyone from focusing on the truth.

Wouldn’t everyone have been better served if management had first implemented existing procedural alternatives to examine inconsistencies and/or failures at City Hall before hiring expensive consultants? No one sacrificial lamb is solely responsible for the multitude of items being examined … duh.

Money will be well spent on the investigation if it’s truly an objective, in depth, fine-toothed affair. Ideally, once all of the evidence and facts are exposed to direct sunlight, for all to see, the jury of public opinion, and all others, will render a fair and factual verdict.



Candace Hansen

Nevada City


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