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All five Nevada County Supervisors were served with a notice of intent to recall. They filed their responses to the notice, one of the steps in a recall procedure. Here are their answers.

Heidi Hall – District 1

This recall petition for Supervisor Heidi Hall makes claims that are demonstrably false and misleading, and has a misguided understanding about how the County works. The County has a duty to follow the rule of law in its implementation of public health mandates, and to support our health professionals who are following the best medical advice available.  We have done so while simultaneously using State and Federal funding to  provide  an unprecedented level of support (approximately $5.8 million ARPA; $3 million CARES Act) to our local businesses, non-profits, and cultural institutions to help them weather the economic  fallout of the pandemic. In addition, this particular  Board has succeeded in: building more low-income housing, providing services and homes for our homeless population, expanding broadband, doubling our wildfire vegetation  management,  prevention, and response  efforts; ensuring fiscal stability while expanding our mental health services, upgrading our roads, coordinating with our town and cities, supporting legal cannabis while increasing enforcement against illegal grows, and providing comprehensive constituent assistance. This recall will cost $95,000 – $250,000 of your taxes per Supervisor. None of your rights have been violated and our public health actions exist to protect the community.

Ed Scofield – District 2

COVID has caused governments of all sizes to make difficult decisions. The County, through your Board of Supervisors has followed the rule of law in its implementation of public health mandates, and support of our health professionals who are following the best medical advice available. We have done so while using Local, State and Federal Funding to provide an unprecedented level of support to our local businesses, non-profits, and cultural institutions to help them weather the economic fallout of the pandemic. Throughout the pandemic, your Board of Supervisors has continued the work of County government. The Board has succeeded in building more low-income housing, providing services and homes for homeless, expanding broadband, doubling our wildfire vegetation management, prevention and response efforts; ensuring fiscal stability while expanding our mental health services, upgrading our roads, supporting legal cannabis while increasing enforcement against illegal grows, and providing comprehensive constituent assistance. This recall petition is unwarranted, is a waste of your government’s time and a waste of your taxpayer dollars.

Dan Miller – District 3

I have spent 31 years in public service, making decisions based on facts in order to best serve the people I represent.

I helped lead the effort to disburse more than $1 million in Covid-19 federal, state and local funding to Third District businesses and nonprofits. I supported the County’s Environmental Health Department on strategies that allowed businesses to stay open despite over-reaching shut-down orders from the state. I lobbied the County’s Public Health Officer, in person and in writing, to lift shut-down and quarantine mandates when facts showed they were ineffective.

This recall is an emotional response and desperate effort by a fringe minority who did not get their way. Their allegations lack credibility and do not withstand the test of truth.

For example, drones do not conduct “warrantless searches,” they are a tool in the County’s efforts to identify and eliminate illegal cannabis grows.

I did not enable “crimes against humanity,” I sought to protect citizens’ health in the face of a deadly virus. I have fully supported the use of therapeutics as a medical response for those who have contracted the virus.

Partisan politics never influenced my decisions. I ask Third District voters to reject the recall.

Sue Hoek – District 4

This recall is divisive, expensive and unnecessary. It will cost District 4 taxpayers up to $250,000, money better spent on fire safety, schools and supporting local businesses. This seat is up for election in June of 2022 where voters will have the opportunity to vote in a regular election for the candidate of their choice.

The petition makes claims that are false and misleading. The County has a duty to follow the rule of law in its implementation of public health mandates. We have done so while providing unprecedented support to local businesses, non-profits, and cultural institutions to help them survive this pandemic. This BOS has succeeded in building low-income housing, expanding broadband, doubling wildfire vegetation management; ensuring fiscal stability while expanding mental health services, upgrading roads, coordinating with our town and cities, supporting legal cannabis while increasing enforcement against illegal grows, and providing comprehensive constituent assistance.

This recall attempt divides the community at a time when we need more cooperation and unity. We are stronger together.

Hardy Bullock – District 5

This recall petition makes claims that are false, unfounded, misleading, and entirely fabricated and baseless. This recall will cost taxpayers $492,000-$685,000.

The petitioners do not understand how local government works. The County has a duty to follow the rule of law in its implementation of public health mandates, and to support our health professionals who are following the best medical advice available. We have done so while simultaneously using State and Federal CARES/ARPA funding to provide an unprecedented level of support, $8,800,000, to our local businesses, non-profits, and cultural and educational institutions to help them weather the economic fallout of the pandemic. This Board of Supervisors has succeeded in building low-income housing, provided services to the homeless, expanded broadband, doubled wildfire mitigation efforts, ensured fiscal stability, expanded mental health services, upgraded roads, supported legal cannabis, increased enforcement of illegal grows, coordinated with our towns and cities, and delivered constituent assistance.

This petition is an assault on the community and the people of Nevada County, predicated on conspiracy theories and myth. Do not be fooled. Knowledge is power-Visit NevadaCountyFacts.org to learn the truth. I remain laser focused on serving Nevada County.