Small towns are a hoot! I noticed the new Grass Valley Chamber’s Visitor Guide is now running full-page political ads — in this case a full-page ad promoting former Grass Valley police chief John Foster for Sheriff.
This kind of ad doesn’t belong in a Chamber Visitor Guide! As the Chamber itself states: “The Chamber is a non-profit and nonpartisan organization, consisting of members from every segment of the community.”
Not all Grass Valley “powers that be” are even supporting Foster. For example, Jan Arbuckle and Lisa Swarthout are hosting a “Meet and Greet” for Shannon Moon.
That’s within their right. Meanwhile, The Chamber needs to keep politics out of tourism. We’re seeking to raise our statewide stature as a designated California Cultural District, a high honor. Let’s not be so podunk.