You might not hear this from the myriad local chambers, but Truckee and Downieville made Sunset’s list for “The West’s top 20 small towns.” Neither Grass Valley nor Nevada City made the list, however.
We can learn much from this (if we care to): Both Downieville and Truckee were cited for their focus on the *outdoors*.
I’ve said this before: We don’t focus enough on the outdoors when it comes to promoting the benefits of our two historic Gold Rush-era cities.
Truckee also was cited for being “eco-friendly.” Around here, we’re still shouting at each other about whether global warming exists or the merits/attendance of the annual bike race in Nevada City.
I hope this gets mentioned on Tuesday, when government and civic leaders and the public meets at 9 a.m. at the Board of Realtors to discuss whether to restructure the chambers.
Is a shakeup in order? Instead of the proverbial western Nevada County “whisper campaign,” let’s speak up. “Bawk! Bawk!”