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Read sign ordinance online

We read the surmise that the lack of pro-NH 2020 signs means that aren’t too many folks in support of the program. May we “venture to surmise” another possible reason? The NO, STOP and even any YES signs are currently illegal. So I guess NH 2020 supporters are guilty of not breaking the law. Maybe in some worlds that’s a bad thing. In my world following the law is a good thing.

The fact is these signs will be legal and allowed when the adoption of the Natural Heritage 2020 program is scheduled for public vote. The Nevada County sign ordinance states that “Temporary political signs not exceeding 32 square feet per sign, providing that such signs are not posted more than 90 days preceding the election and are removed within 10 days following the election.” It is this simple, NH 2020 is not on the March ballot and any NO, STOP, YES, GO NH 2020 signs are currently illegal. Please visit the County Internet Web site at and check the facts. Read “Nevada County Land Use and Development Code, Section L-II 4.2.12 Signs.”

I am tired of the “sign wars” in Nevada County. They blight the landscape of our fair county. I hope at the very least those engaged in these “wars” will follow the rules. If not, I hope that the rules will be enforced. No ranting needed; the facts speak for themselves.

Jim Calogridis

Grass Valley

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