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We should expect Grass Valley Mayor Patti Ingram to be better informed about the current status of the “four massive proposed developments” that “could double the population of Grass Valley” (The Union, May 7). In a recent Union story about the church forum on growth issues she objected to having a city representative attend, claiming that the forum was premature because “these projects haven’t been submitted to the city.”

The mayor is exactly wrong. Development applications for the North Star and Bear River Mill projects, submitted to the city some time ago, are currently being reviewed by the city and the draft environmental impact studies are underway; applications for the Loma Rica and Kenny Ranch projects are expected to be submitted soon.

Either Mayor Ingram forgot that the applications had been filed and forgot she even voted to proceed with their review, or she wants to keep the facts from the citizens of Grass Valley for as long as possible. Either way, it sure doesn’t leave me with much confidence in the current mayor.



Lisa Frankel

Grass Valley




Editor’s Note: Mayor Ingram clarified her comment in a letter to the editor on Sept. 21.


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