Reports of program’s death may be exaggerated |

Reports of program’s death may be exaggerated

There are always problems that won’t go away!

Hank Starr mentioned his version of our problems in his Aug. 24 column. I believe, though, that he selected the wrong problems.

Is NH 2020 really dead? We hear many conflicting opinions on this.

Why should Bedwell and Sutherland be mentioned in the statement about the Wildwood Heights fiasco?

This was done by the Board of Supervisors some years ago, and how did Hank determine Supervisors Martin and Conklin were responsible for clearing up this problem? Does this mean he thinks Martin and Conklin make all the decisions for the board?

I also noted that he did not mention the surcharge on taxes for businesses in Nevada County, which undoubtedly went a long ways toward paying expenses incurred by the county.

Hank, you are probably a good divorce lawyer – though at present I don’t need one – but I don’t agree your statements are correct, especially about NH2020. Any law that curtails my use of my property is affecting my property rights, and I am not convinced NH2020 will not come back to haunt us.

James A. Gibson

Penn Valley

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