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Senum Controversy May Not Be Over

The controversy earlier this summer over newly-elected Nevada City Councilmember Reinette Senum appears to have died down…or has it? Councilmember Duane Strawser says the council has agreed not to comment further until it’s addressed at an upcoming meeting…

click to listen to Duane Strawser

Election law states that no elected official can face a recall until after having been on the job for at least 90 days. Senum was sworn in on July 6th. Strawser says there have been no public comments about her since a special meeting on July 13th, when numerous residents and local merchants urged her to resign, over highly-critical comments about law-enforcement shooting incidents posted on her Facebook site. But he says that doesn’t necessarily mean the matter is closed…

click to listen to Duane Strawser

Strawser was the only councilmember unable to attend the July special meeting. But a written statement was read that night that was highly critical of Senum, including a request that she resign. The city cannot force her to resign, because she is an elected official. A Nevada County sheriff’s deputy had created an online petition supporting Senum’s ouster, a couple of days after that meeting, that had over 26-hundred signatures.


August 22, 2016

Margaret Murray

Do us all a favor Councilwoman and resign.

August 24, 2016


As an elected official Mrs. Senum should be recalled for the personal attack she waged on our Law Enforcement Officers, mind you these same officers that will willingly run to her rescue if the call comes... Nevada City has no place for this type of bias!
I for one have not forgotten her stupid comments...
Tim Eggar

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