Where are priorities? | TheUnion.com

Where are priorities?

Last year the county made use of netting placed around the eaves of the Eric Rood Administrative Center in order to deter barn swallows from nesting there. It seems that certain county employees don’t like having to look through windows tainted with bird droppings. In addition, certain county employees have voiced their dislike of having their cars “bombed” by birds.

It has just been announced that the county intends to utilize the netting again, despite the fact that recently it was discovered that it caused the death of the resulting nestlings. It seems that the opinions of the individuals mentioned above must be in line with those of Nevada County – that windows and cars free of bird droppings are more important, and thus have more value, than the life of a baby bird.

Personally, I am disappointed that I reside in a county where the opinions of such people seem to be the deciding factor. What of the opinions of the people who will never be able to look at that building without thinking of the baby birds who died for the sake of clean windows and cars?

What does this say about our priorities as a rural county?

Sandra Romero

Grass Valley

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