While Grass Valley has plunked down $60,000 for public artwork at a roundabout to welcome people to town, the first sight you see in Nevada City might be a homeless person standing on the bridge, some protestors or a sign on a truck promoting an event in town. (I’ve seen all of them and more over the years).
There’s no “Welcome to Nevada City” signage or fresh flowers planted. While new signs have been talked about, as well as cleaning up Callahan Park, it’s still just, well, talk.
Some residents raised this concern at the recent “town hall” meeting sponsored by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce. Perhaps the Amgen bike race will be a catalyst to push the effort forward.