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Shame on neighbors of proposed center

Shame on you, neighbors and residents of the proposed alcohol and drug rehab center on Cedar Avenue. Where is your compassion? Where is your community spirit and dedication? Where is your love?

Would you object to a school for your mentally impaired son, or a locked facility for your mom who has Alzheimer’s? The people that need drug and alcohol rehabilitation generally are not criminals, but are our sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, and the kid down the street. They are ill.

Substance abuse is an epidemic in our society, particularly in Nevada County. We need this facility to help people who have fallen into the depths of addiction and abuse resurrect their dreams and goals and learn to live a fruitful life in recovery.

Commissioner Sharon Boivin was correct in saying that “these are our neighbors who need these facilities.” Being accepting and courteous to your neighbors is an important aspect of this community. Please re-think your position.

Robin Van Zee

Nevada City

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