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Who’s going to use this ‘open space’?

Are Bruce and Izzy listening to their constituents yet? Post-election, it doesn’t seem they are, as their NH 2020 mouthpieces are still accusing those with differing opinions of being “confused,” “misinformed” and even “ignorant.” The current Board of Supervisors declined to let the populace vote on the “process” of NH 2020, and said they’d put the funding of various parts of it to a vote. How generous.

Now that the urban areas helped pass Proposition 40, with $2.6 billion in new bonds (taxes), we won’t even have to vote on whether to fund more habitat and open space. City dwellers decided that for us. The question should always be asked: Is this open space for people to use, or just for the critters? Will farmers be regulated out of their land to make “open space” available? Will money spent on “watershed restoration” reduce recreational opportunities by closing access, taking out dams and reducing river temperatures?

Now that Brian Vincent has enlightened us as to his love of lawsuits over endangered species, trees and what have you, we should all thank the four supervisors, the Sierra Business Council, and the Planning Department for the detailed maps that extreme greens like Brian can use to sue any landowner over. Got wetlands? Got trees? Look for your personal lawsuit soon! Isn’t it nice that Brian doesn’t need to work for a living, and doesn’t own any land? I guess we should all aspire to live in a microbus, and spend our time suing to prevent people from making a living.

Heather Donesky

Nevada City

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