Our local lefty blogger wants to “revive” the Rural Quality Coalition to limit growth in Nevada County once again. Do we really need the RQC once again? They did enough damage to our local economy, putting in place through the Green Gang of Four Supervisors in the 1990s zoning regulation that will inhibit our local economy for decades to come.
They zoned big box stores and brand name stores out of the County. Now we have big box stores and name brand stores on the southern boarder of the County in Auburn. When corporate decisions at Costco, WalMart, Home Depot and Target were made to put stores in North Auburn, they were factoring in the thousands of customer that would come from Nevada County to user these stores.
Now our lefty local blogger “The Purple Man” want to revive the RQC to bring forward an initiative to stop any commercial development especially around the Dorsey Drive Interchange. To stop the development of alternatives to shopping in Auburn, the opening of national name brand brand stores in Nevada County.
Cabalas wanted to open a store in Truckee, but they were stifled by the plethora of County zoning regulations and moved the store to Boom Town in Nevada, just across the boarder of California, were their main customer base is. Think of all the tax revenue that a Cabalas could have generated for the County.
The RQC and the Gang of Four brought us NH2020. This split the community between those that wanted economic growth and those desiring stasis through punitive zoning. When they lost the NH2020 drive they worked behind the scenes to bring us the unfriendly zoning, which we have today. Zoning that is having a negative impact on our local economy. The County economy may not survive the revival of the RQC. We do not need more stasis, we need growth to survive.