“I want to preseve Nevada County as a place of beauty and to preserve in such a way that it can provide a place for families to grow and to work. I’m for growth that the local people decide that they want. Not growth that is imposed from the outside, by outside pressure. Nevada County should reflect the wants and needs of Nevada County, not the wants and needs of outside agencies or investors. Absentee control goes against the grain of my socio-political philosophy. Local control is very much what I stand for.”
George Rebane on being appointed to the Planning Commission in January 2003.
I wonder if he still thinks the same way? I wonder if he told Emgold
The sight of Bedwell gives me chills. He’s the guy who during his campaign and going door to door scared the mother of small children to death when he shoved his foot in her door and with crazed eyes said “NOW YOU ARE GOING TO LISTEN TO ME!” This poor woman was our tenant/neighbor and she and I both thought our next step would have to be a call to the Sherriff. She wasn’t political until that happend but registered to vote right away. She’s made sure she votes Democratic. Imagine the lasting impression.
Here is an excerpt from the minutes (1/23) as George Rebane gets briefed about the Brown Act. “Commissioner Rebane stated he would like to know about the planning and development philosophies of his fellow Commissioners and how would he go about this”:
Commissioner Rebane discussed his recent briefing from County Counsel regarding the duties of the Commissioner and other topics, including the Brown Act. Counsel DeGraw reiterated his recommendations to Commissioners on how they conduct business and hold conversations, especially outside the public forum. His advice is it is always better to avoid the appearance of impropriety or that any discussions were held outside the public forum. He reviewed how the Brown Act addresses the acquisition of information which will then be utilized in making a decision.
Commissioner Rebane stated he would like to know about the planning and development philosophies of his fellow Commissioners and how would he go about this. Commissioner Lorenz stated some of the major past projects of the Commission would help reaching this goal. Extensive discussion was held.
Counsel DeGraw stated it is his recommendation that if the Commission would like to hold this type of discussion, it should be agendized and done so in a public forum. As a result of this recommendation, it was agreed to agendize a workshop at a future Commission meeting and one that does not contain a lengthy agenda to allow time for discussion.
Other topics were discussed including the handling of the meeting by the Chair. Counsel DeGraw stated the only official action of the Commission is one that is taken after a vote. He reviewed how a Commission can make a Motion of Intent. He cautioned that no one member can speak on behalf of the entire Commission.