I applaud that! I love Grass Valley: Some of my best friends live and work there, and we send our son to school in GV. It’s a wonderful, historic town, with lots to share with our region. It’s under-appreciated (largely because it’s been too insular), and I’m proud to help promote GV to greater California.
Having said that, GV is inundated (even in a strangle-hold) with tiny-town politics (on the left and on the right) — reported here regularly. For goodness sake, the people who went to high school together nearly 50 years ago still try to run the show (without enough transparency or inclusiveness).
It’s time for Grass Valley to reach out to a more diverse bunch. Who knows, it might even help them. Nobody that I know wants to change Grass Valley like this.
Kudos to the Grass Valley Downtown Association for presenting a Thursday Night Market that focuses on a marketplace for fresh, local food — a big trend by itself. “Buy local, shop local,” is the mantra.
The Thursday Night Market is not a venue to argue about small-town politics. Save it for another time and place.
If you want to discuss politics, comment here. Believe it or not, I never discuss politics at all outside of this blog. It’s more boring than what’s really going on in our community. And it’s a useful way to stay focused and not muddle local issues.
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