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Nevada City Residents Urge Senum To Resign

The controversy over new Nevada City Council Member Reinette Senum attracted an overflow crowd at City Hall Wednesday night. And they applauded the loudest to comments asking for her to resign. Before the Council heard about 2 and a half hours of public comment, Senum apologized, again, for her Facebook posting blasting law enforcement, following the Dallas Police shooting incident. Then, while passing a resolution in support of the local police department, as well as officers across the country, Mayor Evans Phelps read a lengthy and highly-critical statement from Council Member Duane Strawser. Strawser acknowledged that Senum could not be forced to resign, but said she had cast a negative cloud over the city. Phelps says she was struck by how strongly much of the public feels about Senum, with many saying her posting makes her unfit for office…

click to listen to Mayor Phelps

The wife of one Nevada City Police Officer, Andrea Mason, says the outcry is already hurting the town’s image and businesses…

click to listen to Andrea Mason

Senum did have her supporters. Amy Johnson-Ballenberg says she still has free speech rights…

click to listen to Amy Johnson-Ballenberg

Senum told the crowd that she appreciated their concerns and understood their anger, animosity, and suspicion. She did not make herself available to talk to the media for any detailed comment, following the meeting.

1 Comment

July 14, 2016

Mike Coffey

Senum is unable to do the right thing and resign from the Nevada City Council even after the meeting at city hall and the over-whelming request by residents asking her to step down after her inflamatory statement she posted on her FB account "the police have been told to go out and kill citizens." She only confirms she is focused on her self importance which supersedes any interest she has to see the healing in our city and county start to begin

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