Take time to read supplement to Measure S | TheUnion.com

Take time to read supplement to Measure S

All Nevada City voters recently received their Voter Information Pamphlet and Sample Ballot. On our ballots there is a very important item, Measure S. It is a sales tax initiative intended to raise the needed funds to repair, maintain and resurface all Nevada City Streets as well as build sidewalks and walkways where there are none now.

In the pamphlet, in addition to the correct City Attorney’s Impartial Analysis and the Argument in Favor of Measure S, there appeared incorrectly a sales tax expenditure plan for the City of Grass Valley rather than the correct plan for the City of Nevada City.

To alleviate the confusion caused by this error, the Nevada County Elections office is mailing the Nevada City Pavement Expenditure Plan to all Nevada City households. Please take the time to read it before voting. It clearly delineates the magnitude of the improvements we will all enjoy.

Reviewing the Nevada City Pavement Expenditure Plan is very important. It outlines how much money is needed, how much money will be raised and it creates a binding blueprint for how the money will be spent.

By law the money can be spent only on streets, sidewalks, walkways and storm drains as outlined in the plan.

It is my privilege to be both a resident and a business owner in Nevada City. I am working for the passage of Measure S as a member of the Citizens Committee to Fix Our Streets. You may contact us at our Web site, http://www.fixourstreets.com or call us at 265-5610 to help out with the campaign or for more information.

From my perspective, Measure S will benefit all segments of our city and the larger community around us that we serve. It provides a funding source that spreads out the costs to all who use our streets rather than the residents by themselves.

It is my hope that we will join together to pass this measure and give Nevada City the street and sidewalk system that our city deserves. Thank you.


Kathy Hillis lives in Nevada City.

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