“Shovel project” list and $ for our county, cities

images1Nevada County has received word that almost $2.1 million is on its way for road improvements, including $1.4 million for the county, $341,000 for Truckee, $273,000 for Grass Valley and $65,000 for Nevada City as part of the Fed’s stimulus package, county executive officer Rick Haffey said in his Friday memo to the rank and file.

Anticipating further funding, Haffey also sent a letter to our U.S. Congressman Tom McClintock outlining a list of potential “shovel projects” for the county and cities of Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee. It is the first complete list for all the local governments.

The long-pursued Dorsey Drive interchange is included in the “wish list.” The total comes to $9.12 million.

“We believe that these projects are not only important as improvements to the community’s infrastructure but also would serve as an important economic stimulus for the region,” Haffey writes on behalf of the county and cities. “We look forward to your support and assistance.”

Here’s the complete list: Local “shovel projects”

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

One thought on ““Shovel project” list and $ for our county, cities”

  1. Let’s hope there is more stimulus money forthcoming. Soon after an article appeared in the Union in mid-January describing Nevada City’s list of shovel-ready capital projects, my wife, Jane, wrote this email to Dan Holler concerning an eligible project dear to our hearts:

    Email to Dan Holler, 1/17/09:


    When will you announce Grass Valley’s list of capital improvements submitted to the Federal Government for stimulus funding assistance?

    Please add the Wolf Creek Parkway (long overdue and “shovel ready”), as well as improved storm drainage capacity to the top of the list. .

    Thank you.

    Jane Pelton
    Grass Valley”

    To which he replied — on 1/27/09 — as follows:


    We have been involved with submitting a number of projects through
    various state and professional organizations. I will make sure our
    Engineering staff has this contact.

    Thank You

    Dan Holler
    City Administrator
    City of Grass Valley
    125 E. Main Street
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

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