Supervisorial Candidates from District 3 and District 4 answered questions from the media and the public at a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County Thursday evening. Candidates addressed a question about the current drought conditions in Nevada County. District 3 Candidate Dan Miller supported voluntary conservation and Terry Lamphier had what he referred to as “an out-of-the-box” perspective about re-using mine water and addressing illegal marijuana grows.
Click here to listen to Terry Lamphier
District 4 Candidate Hank Weston supports NID efforts. Jedediah Biagi’s platform includes Chartering Nevada County and creating a local bank that would leverage funds to lower investment costs to provide water efficient infrastructure upgrades for residents. Fran Cole thinks that the County can take a leadership role in conservation efforts.
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The panel also took on economic development. District 4 Candidate Biagi referred again the public bank developed by chartering the county
Click here to listen to Jedediah Biagi
Fran Cole stated that the county needs to focus resources on partnering with the local community to create initiatives that will encourage younger county residents to stay in Nevada County.
Hank Weston addressed specific economic projects within District 4 which he referred to “as little, but there big.”
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District 3 Candidate Dan Miller referred to the importance of vision and leadership within the county and Economic Resource Council.
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Terry Lamphier says over 90 percent of Nevada County businesses employ between 1 and 3 employees and 8-12 new cottage food businesses recently started in the County as a result of his efforts. He also wants to help local meet producers acquire some sort of local processing solution, and continue exploring biomass industry options.
A total of twelve questions were answered along with opening and closing statements from each candidate.
The two hour session was attended by a standing room only crowd. The next forum is April 3rd with the Candidates for Superior Court Judge.