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Council Member Responds to Claims About Dorsey Projects

One Grass Valley City Council member is not happy with how information about a project concept is being handled in the media- television, radio, and social media. A project concept that is in the process of going through the initial stages of exploration received feedback from the Developmental Review Committee Tuesday morning. However, when the agenda for the DRC meeting was posted on Friday, social media took the lead in sharing the project as a done deal. Prior to the close of Tuesday night’s Grass Valley City Council meeting, council member Lisa Swarthout responded to the media’s interpretation of the 210,000 plus square foot shopping center project.

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Immediately following the meeting, Swarthout elaborated  on her statement.

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Swarthout says that social media and traditional media are responsible for the viral spread of misinformation.

Click here to listen to Lisa Swarthout

The council member urges the public to contact them directly or any staff member if they have questions about the status of any proposed development project or other city business.

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All council and staff member contact information is available on the city’s website: http://www.cityofgrassvalley.com/

5 Comments

February 25, 2014

Warren McGee

It is a little strange that the Dorsey project gets the funding and now we hear of a proposed shopping center in the same area, sounds fishy to me, it must to other folks.

Warren McGee

February 25, 2014

Warren McGee

To the City Council, don't Roseville Grass Valley.

February 26, 2014

Brad Davis

Seems the facts don't matter to some. The lies are endless from the anti folks. The Dorsey interchange has been in the planning for over 30 years. The development potential of land in that area has been part of the discussion and review the entire time. No Measure N sales tax money is going to build the interchange. The lies that the developer of the Dorsey retail center funded the anti Idaho Maryland Mine group CLAIM is a real hoot! You bet and Elvis is alive and has been behind all of this while living in Morgan Ranch the whole time.

February 26, 2014

Don Blanscet

Gotta hand it to Terry Lamphier, he had it right. If it is about public safety, then there could have been north south
EXITS only for half the price, ambulances could have accessed SNMH faster with exit only long ago. Of course
we wouldn't have needed as much money and Roseville developers would pass on Grass valley if they had to pay for it. This just doesn't pass the smell test...
Let me admit that I am a staunch conservative but credit due to Mr Lamphier for his safeguarding public money and
seeking public input on how we want our county run.

February 26, 2014

Dale Scott Hickman

When someone says an idea is in the "initial stages" you can bet A LOT of dealing and maneuvering has been going on for some time prior to news of it breaking. Ms. Swarthout is playing this off as if it was just a little brainstorming by some council members. There's A LOT of money already lining up, most likely. This "social media misinformation" is really public opinion at work. Public officials better get used to it.

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