Supervisors letting weeds grow |

Supervisors letting weeds grow

Several years ago I recall reading about a Gang of Four. It appears we have our own version in Nevada County, aka our Board of Supervisors. Four of the five current members comprise a majority as agenda-driven as the other gang. Our Nevada County gang should be know as the Green Gang because that is their agenda; all things politically green and to heck with everyone else. They’re shoving their personal political beliefs on us with, seemingly, no check or end in sight.

We elect people to public office and expect them to make decisions. Why then does it require numerous and costly opinions via study upon study all at taxpayer expense? NH 2020 comes to mind. The “Gang” is afraid of our right to vote. I think they plan to study this issue until most people tire and/or forget about it. Then look out … it could be too late.

The Board approved $30,000 of our tax monies to fund a retreat in another county. Have you noticed the condition of our roads? Weeds have not been cut in well over a year. Supervisor Van Zant says there’s a plan afoot. If you check, what he has in mind will cost far more than what’s been done before. My county-maintained road wasn’t touched for six days after the last snow and ice storm. Lots of calls answered by lots of promises but no results. I just got a 24 percent bump in property taxes, and I know others were hit with large increases as well. The ice finally melted on its own but the weeds are still on the shoulders. I suppose I should feel warm and fuzzy all over because I get to pay for a $30,000 party for Nevada County’s department heads.

Sooner than anyone thinks this Green Gang could turn to Gangrene; then it’ll be too late.

Dale Boyd

Grass Valley

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