“Is Nevada County a good neighbor county?”

“Am I the only one who is totally confused by George Boardman? He writes in his March 14 column about San Francisco tech refugees as if they are a different species,” local Jim Firth writes in a letter to the editor of The Union

“I don’t know how many years George spent living in San Francisco, but I lived there for 62 years before moving to Nevada County.

“Nevada County is in the process of redefining itself. The ‘good old days’ of mining and lumber mills are gone. The idea that ‘retirees’ can or even want to be the sustainable revenue source for county services is short-sighted and undoable.

“Nevada County has a thriving agricultural community, a strong tourism industry, and could be embarking on a tech/computer-based revival. We can, as a community bring these industries together with our strong nonprofit service sector, existing small to mid-sized businesses and willing government participants and create an atmosphere of cooperation with the haves and have less so we provide safe places to sleep, nourishing food to eat and health services for everyone who has a need.

“The Streicher House that George writes about can serve as a model of how to come together as a community for us to do our part in fulfilling a small component of a basic human need – nourishing food. Let’s show how it’s done.”

Author: jeffpelline

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 years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

2 thoughts on ““Is Nevada County a good neighbor county?””

  1. Imagine that. Another confused reader of a “Bored Georgeman” column! No, Bored never lived in “Ess Eff” or worked as a journalist there. He worked at the Peninsula Podunk paper and P.R. And he wears it on his sleeve.

  2. Now Bored informs us he was born and even went to college in S.F. Yet as a journalist, he never got a job at The Chronicle, working instead at the much smaller “suburban” papers. Ouch.

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