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Where are funds?

I’ve made five separate Public Records Act requests to the North San Juan Fire Protection District seeking information on the $2-million-plus matching funds for their $710,000 Prop. 204 public grant, with little success. Each time I make a request for records I change the wording to match the distortions of their interpretation of my prior request.

A legal brief indicates the documents of commitment for the matching funds were missing. Where did the matching funds go? Were there ever any committed matching funds?

Are you confused? Well, I am! The NSWFPD should change their name to CIRCLE (Citizen Inquiries Result in Coverups Lies and Evasions), because they’ve been running me around in circles.

This is the grant that led to felony charges being filed against their former board member. Note: Three officials of the district hired a lawyer at public expense when called as witnesses. Also, the prosecution was heard saying to the judge, at the pretrial hearing, that the witnesses would probably invoke the Fifth Amendment privileges to specific questions put to them.

The actual records requests, legal briefs, court records, and much more can be found on http://www.ncinfo.info/.

Terry Robinson

Nevada City

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