Hard-right political activist Fran Freedle needs to figure out what she wants to do: Beat the drum for our towns to join the State of Jefferson or reach out to all of us to help fund a $6.9 million Penn Valley Cultural Center.
Freedle is treasurer of the nonprofit that wants all of us to donate to the Cultural Center. At the same time, she writes in The Union that we need to sign a petition to join the State of Jefferson.
“Nevada County citizens are circulating petitions asking that registered voters have an opportunity to vote on whether Nevada County should separate from California to form a new state,” Freedle writes. “To sign the petition stop by the (Tea Party) Liberty Center …”
Most of us don’t want to join the State of Jefferson. We would be open to donating to a Cultural Center in Penn Valley, but we are Californians.
What Fran also doesn’t understand is that people from the State of California (in our neighboring counties, including the cities of Lincoln, Roseville, Rocklin and Folsom, and in Truckee) are among the customers of the new Cultural Center.
In addition, nearly half of the costs of this project are expected to be covered from a federal loan. Yes, this project is depending on government to help make it possible
Fran’s activism is going to torpedo fundraising efforts for the new Cultural Center.
She needs to step down from the board of the Penn Valley Community Foundation for the project to succeed.