No resolution in regards to the passing of a Nevada County Outdoor Events Ordinance. After two hours of discussion and public comment, the Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to continue the matter until August. During the time between now and August, a committee was appointed of community members and two Supervisors to see if a compromise between event organizers and property owners can be reached to successfully pass the Ordinance. At Tuesday’s Board meeting a number of event planners spoke out against the ordinance calling it too restrictive. There were, however, several property owners that are in favor of the Ordinance. One property owner says the Ordinance is a matter of public safety.
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In regards to noise issues Sheriff Royal says there is no current law to enforce unless a citizen is willing to sign a complaint. The proposed Ordinance, in its current draft, would give the Sheriff something to enforce.
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Royal says that the Ordinance will actually save them work, not increase workloads.
Though most of the people against the Ordinance were wedding or smaller event planners, Dustin Rogers is an event producer that successfully organizes music festivals. Rogers had some specific concerns about the Ordinance regarding arts and music festivals on properties that did not have neighbors.
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Rogers stated that most arts and music festivals are three days and the extra day allows participants to get rest and assist with clean-up while decreasing the traffic leaving the event all at one time.
The committee has 60 days to meet and bring more information to the Board. Hank Weston and Richard Anderson will represent the Supervisors on the committee and a combination of small and large event planners as well as concerned property owners will make up the community side.
Whats next? A sheriff at the driveway of every property owner to count the free persons entering or leaving ons property. Read the first amendment which guarantees the right of the people to assemble. Fine churches next?
Those supporting such insanity to make an ordinance should resign if they are elected, be voted out if their term is nearing, or be recalled if interested in wielding too much power over the private citizen.
Anything to control people and make phoney ordinances. Next thing you know.. Ask permission to breath your neighbors air.
Has anybody else noticed all these revenue making obey or else ordinances....enough already!
Time we the people limit these so called govt officials representing Nevada county and grass valley. We all live here we all have say, Not a panel of five or seven.
Bring accountability back see less corruption and power trips.
I really tired of certain folk in town telling us all how we are going to live on our own property and violating our rights and civil liberties!
Enough is enough!
It seems to me that a handful of selfish, thoughtless, self serving individuals have NO problem dictating to their neighbors how everyone around them is going to live. Talk about control, talk about loss of civil liberties.... let's just have Mob Rule! Or better yet, how about a good ole fashion CIVICS LESSON!
Most us us who live here just want to left alone and enjoy our lives and our private property. The last we need to put up with is a nasty nuisance neighbor crapping all over our private property rights and destroying our quality of life. Follow the money.... It's all about greed. If it takes having a Sheriff parked in my driveway, so be it. I'll be happy to make him or her dinner!
These people are no doubt the same people who tout liberty, freedom, civil rights, big gov, while trying to pass laws that limit others freedom to their ideology.
A sheriff being the person who permits an event or not? Well guess church events will be ok but do not try to throw your 50th birthday party unless you kiss some royal!