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CEO: Nevada County Better Off Than Jefferson

Supporters of breaking off some rural northern California counties and forming their own ‘State of Jefferson’ will be making a presentation to the Nevada County Board of Supervisors at their meeting today. Eight different counties have voted to support the movement, but others in northern California and southern Oregon have backed out. County Chief Executive Officer Rick Haffey had his staff do a statistical comparison of Nevada County and the eight counties supporting the Jefferson movement…

Listen to Rick Haffey 1

The numbers look at unemployment rate, per capita income, felony arrests and jail population, education levels, quality of life, property values, maintained road conditions, and others…

Listen to Rick Haffey 2

Those counties are Glenn, Lake, Lassen, Modoc, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, and Yuba. Haffey says, though, that those counties do a better job of getting their kids vaccinated…

Listen to Rick Haffey 3

Although, with those better numbers, supporters of the breakaway movement may be more inclined to want Nevada County to be part of the new state. Haffey, though, disagrees…

Listen to Rick Haffey 4

The presentation is informational only, meaning no vote will be taken by the board. The presentation will be made in the afternoon session, which starts at 1:30pm.

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