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Support big Loma Rica park

I see Supervisor Conklin wants to increase the size of a proposed park in the glorious Loma Rica ranch area from 50 to 200 acres.

Plans put forward in December to turn the 452-acre ranch into a high-density and low-density housing area did need a timely response to capture a state grant funding opportunity.

Conklin’s plan would increase our property values while improving our enjoyment of the area. Imagine a large central park for all the county – a jewel in the crown of Grass Valley for the use of old folks, young folks and everyone else. I’ll bet huge numbers of new people in the newly developed areas adjacent to the park itself would be delighted to have a fine park nearby – to walk, job, sit, maybe enjoy some organized sports and hikes – so as to enjoy the relatively flat area.

Conklin’s plan shows real leadership and common sense.

I’ve been a builder for 25 years in Nevada County, and you and I both know that in 10 or 20 years, we are almost all going to agree we should have done more to create good-sized parks and open spaces.

John Brady

Grass Valley

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