News Flash

Posted on: July 13, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Awards $192,500 to 79 Small Businesses

NevCo Relief Fund

Thanks to an allocation of $250,000 by the Board of Supervisors to promote post-pandemic economic recovery, all the eligible small businesses who applied will receive a micro-grant of up to $5,000 from the Nevada County Relief Fund. 

The Nevada Co...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Local History and JEDI

Circle of Hands

Finally, I want to let you know about two subcommittees I serve on alongside District 5 Supervisor Hardy Bullock: the Historical Landmarks Commission Ad Hoc Subcommittee, and the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee. The first is examinin...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

COVID-19 and Vaccines

Nevada County Kids Getting Vaccinated

Over 75,000 vaccine doses have been administered here in Nevada County. That’s fantastic news. If you haven’t gotten yours yet, and you are 12 years old or older, there are now even more places to get your COVID-19 vaccine. Nevada County Public Health has...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Severe Drought and Emergency Preparedness

Low Water at Scotts Flat

Last week, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services launched a new zone-based evacuation tool called Zone Haven. Go to ReadyNevadaCounty.org/KnowYourZone to look up your evacuation zone (and those where you spend a lot of time, like work or school)....

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Expanding High-Speed Internet Access

Network Cables

At the end of April, the Board of Supervisors awarded $500,000 in Last-Mile Broadband Grants to four local internet service providers (ISPs). “Last-mile” refers to the final leg connecting the high-speed internet (or, "broadband") service provid...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Outdoor Recreation in Nevada County

Deer Creek Tribute Trail

This beautiful season in our county is an excellent time to get outdoors and enjoy our many recreational amenities, from trailheads to lakes to river crossings. Those outdoor amenities are the very reason many of us live here, and drive tourism into Nevad...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Cashin's Field Is One Step Closer to New Workforce Housing

Rendering of building elevations for the Cashin's Field project

Cashin’s Field, an affordable housing project consisting of 51 units of workforce housing, is one step closer to breaking ground in Nevada City after the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved resolutions authorizing a loan to developer f...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 22, 2020

A Year as Board Chair: An Insider Look

Board of Supervisors Meeting 12/15/2020

The year of 2020 was a truly challenging year to be Chair of the Board.  In good years, the role of Chair is to keep the County priorities moving while staying on budget, be ready to respond to emergencies and speak for the County as a whole. Ide...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Personal Responsibility and Care for Our Community Will Lead the Way

PH COVID NewsFlash (2)

It did not have to be this way. I never thought I would be sharing a moment of silence for over 30 Nevada County Residents the week before Christmas. The impacts are almost beyond comprehension, but we must recognize the gravity of where we are now. When ...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Jones Fire Hits Us Hard – Rebuilding the Independence Trail

Independence Trail

This past August, the Jones Fire, ignited by dry lightning in the South Yuba River canyon, burned 705 acres and destroyed 21 structures. Independence Trail and its beautiful wooden bridges were destroyed in the fire. The community has been quick to put en...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Public Safety on our Beloved South Yuba River Corridor

49 Bridge Crossing Lifejacket station

The Yuba River is a beloved destination for both locals and out-of-towners, especially during summer months. The number of visitors to the river is growing each year and was particularly high this past summer due to COVID-related closures.  The w...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 22, 2020

A Year of Success Addressing Homelessness & Housing

Better Together

Project Homekey

On July 16, 2020, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) created a program called “Homekey,” and allotted a total of $600 million for eligible public entities to purchase and rehabilitate ho...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Revisiting History: Supporting Federal Recognition for the Nisenan Tribe of Nevada City Rancheria

Hall_Nisenan Photo Shoot

At the December 15th Board of Supervisors meeting, the BOS unanimously voted to support the restoration of Federal recognition of the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe. I have worked on moving this forward with Shelly Covert since I started on the Board...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Innovation is Key: Expanding Rural Broadband

CPUC Hearing on Broadband Jan. 2019

Broadband will continue to be a high priority for the County, since I brought it to the Board in 2017 and we made it a high priority in the following years. Recently, the County allocated over 30% of its Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) monies to support eco...

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