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Cannabis Conversation: Board of Supervisors Unanimously Approve Priority Topics for the Cannabis Regulation CAG

On Tuesday, September 5th, the Board of Supervisors conducted a special joint meeting with Nevada County's Cannabis Regulation Community Advisory Group (CAG). During the meeting, the Board and CAG members reviewed the topics discussed during the CAG process, learned about and discussed Nevada County's National Citizen Survey's cannabis results conducted by the National Research Center, and the Board unanimously approved a list of priority topics for the CAG to discuss and provide recommendations on during their following meetings.

The National Citizen Survey and its cannabis survey data was conducted and collected by the National Research Center (NRC). NRC is a leader in the field of public research and evaluation that specializes in local government with experience conducting over 1,000 surveys of residents for local government within the past 20 years. NRC conducts statistically sound surveys that are reflective of the community by using best survey research practices such as selecting households at random via sampling methods, over-sampling multi-family housing units to improve response rates from harder-to-reach community members, and weighting the results to reflect the demographics of the population. NRC's cannabis survey data showed that Nevada County was very divided on their opinions with cannabis regulation, with large percentages both for and against cannabis regulation. During Tuesday's special joint meeting, the Board decided that the CAG should use the survey data at their own discretion during discussion of the CAG's priority topics for cannabis regulation.

The Board voted unanimously on the CAG Prioritization List items in Priority A, Priority B, plus 13C and 14C as a high priority when providing recommendations on Nevada County's permanent cannabis ordinance.

The seventh and eighth CAG meetings are scheduled for September 12th and October 10th, consecutively.  The Agenda for the September 12th meeting is on our Cannabis Conversation web pages and will begin discussions of general directions and initial recommendations to the Board for a revised cannabis ordinance. To allow more time for discussion, both meetings will start at 1:30 p.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. at the Foothill Events Center on 400 Idaho Maryland Road in Grass Valley.  

Community members are welcome to attend the meetings in person where the CAG hears public comment.  Alternatively, all meetings are available to watch online, both archived and live stream on the Cannabis Conversation website. Written comments can be submitted via email to All written comments submitted within 48 hours of each meeting are included in the meeting summary and distributed to the CAG members for review and consideration. Commenters are not required to identify themselves, per the Brown Act, and all published comments are redacted to remove personal identity.  Meeting materials and related documents are available to the public on the Cannabis Conversations website.

Save the Date: Nevada County All Veterans Stand Down

Nevada County will be hosting the 2017 All Veterans Stand Down at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on October 6th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and October 7th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.. Gold Country Stage will be providing free transportation through their "Free Fare Days" for those who take public transportation.  Transportation from Truckee is being arranged with more information to follow closer to the event. 

There will be free breakfasts and lunches served both days. A myriad of services from federal, state and county will be available such as, medical services, home health care, information on financial assistance and judicial consultation just to name a few. Local volunteers and providers give their own time and services to come support our veterans and say "thank you" for their sacrifice and service to our country.

If you served our country, (or are the friend or family member of a veteran) please save the date, come out to learn about benefits and resources that are available, and enjoy the camaraderie of your veteran brothers and sisters.

For more information please contact Kevin Edwards (Veteran Service Officer) at  or call (530) 265-1446.

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Upcoming Events at the Library

Madelyn Helling Library:
Family Afternoon Movie! Monday, September 11th, at 3:30 p.m. in the Gene Albaugh Community Room we will be showing Anne of Green Gables. All ages are welcome and free popcorn is provided.

Need a fun and creative outlet during the week? Sign up for Adult Coloring on Wednesday, September 13th, at 11:00 a.m. hosted in the Collaborative Technology Center.

Grass Valley Library:
Homework Club: Wednesday, September 13th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. School is back in session and that means homework is back too. Need help? Or just need a space to focus on homework? The Grass Valley Library Children's Room is the place for you.

Do you like anime, manga, Japanese video games, or Korean pop? Join us for The Otaku Club. We meet every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Grass Valley Library from September through May. Ages: 6th to 12th Grade.

Bear River Library:
Bookworms Adult Book Club is meeting Wednesday, September 13th, at 4:00 p.m.

Offsite Event:
Join us for the Nevada County Community Library Wine & Read Book Discussion at Tofanelli's Restaurant! Thursday, September 14th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m..  The book for discussion is Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West by Tom Calvin. 

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Public Workshop for Hirschdale Road Bridge Rehabilitation Project in Truckee

On September 20th, 2017 the Nevada County Department of Public Works will host a Hirschdale Road Bridge Rehabilitation public workshop. The workshop is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will be held at the Truckee Donner Public Utility District office, located at 11570 Donner Pass Rd.

The project is scheduled for construction in 2019 and includes the rehabilitation and seismic retrofit of Hirschdale Road bridges at the Truckee River and rehabilitation or replacement of the Union Pacific Railroad / Hinton Overcrossing.

The meeting will include a presentation by County staff and the project's design consultants. Following the presentation, the public will have an opportunity to ask questions about the project. 

The public is encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Project Manager Pat Perkins at (530) 265-1712 or at

2016 Nevada County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

Nevada County Auditor-Controller's Office Recognized for 10 Years of Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Government Finance Officers' Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the County of Nevada, Auditor-Controller's Office for the County's June 30, 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The attainment of this prestigious award represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

This is the tenth consecutive year that the Auditor-Controller, Marcia Salter, and her staff have received the Certificate of Achievement, which is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.  A special presentation acknowledging this milestone will be made at the Board of Supervisors meeting on September 12th.

The County's CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR. 

The GFOA is a non-profit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government financial professionals across the United States and Canada.

The award winning financial reports are available for viewing on the Auditor-Controller's page of the County website.

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