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Supervisors Respond To Recall Notice Of Intent

All five Nevada County Supervisors have filed their answers to the recently-announced Intent to Recall. One of the main allegations from recall proponents, including comments at Board meetings, has been that supervisors have taken illegal actions in handling the pandemic. But Board members, including Ed Scofield, say they have a duty to follow public health mandates…

click to listen to Ed Scofield

Another consistent theme in all five Board members’ responses is that a recall vote would be a waste of taxpayers’ dollars. The County Elections’ Office estimates around 260-thousand dollars, if it has to be a Special Election. Otherwise, the earliest it could likely be held would be during the regularly-scheduled November 2022 elections. Speaking recently on “KNCO: Insight”, County Chief Executive Officer, Allison Lehman, says such harsh and constant criticism at meetings, including threats and intimidation, is counterproductive…

click to listen to Allison Lehman

Lehman also mentions that the same pattern has been seen at government and school board meetings all over the state. The only two Supervisors up for election next year are Sue Hoek and Dan Miller, and Miller isn’t running again. Meanwhile, the Clerk-Recorder’s Office must still decide if the recall petition is sufficient for circulating for signatures.

1 Comment

January 3, 2022

James R Suess

Maybe the "supe's" should have activated their collective conscience for the good of the county's population before they put taxpayer money at risk in a recall? They waste more money than a recall would cost. Ponder that while you blindly follow "duty."

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