When the rains finally fell a few months back, I thought, “This is a pretty good way to wrap up 2021.” Then on December 27th, we had the mother of all storms, knocking out power to over 30,000 households, nearly 60% of the County. Not a nice way to wrap up 2021 at all.
But if I have learned one thing in over 30 years of public life, it’s this: there’s no keeping Nevada County down. Within hours, we’d declared a local emergency, which was soon followed by the State’s emergency declaration. Our first responders activated the Emergency Operations Center, deploying resources to help stranded residents, clear roads, and work with PG&E to remove downed power lines and trees. We are still responding to the crisis, but we are committed as a County and a community to recover stronger and more resilient than before.
Looking back at the last quarter, I am proud of the progress we’ve made on so many of our objectives:
As we start the New Year, I look forward to continued progress on all fronts in 2022. You know why? Because we are “Nevada County Strong.”