Making Democracy Work

Studies conducted by LWVWNC

What follows is a list of issue studies conducted by LWVWNC between 1987 and 1995.

Nevada City Study 1994-1995

LWVNWC urges:
  • the city to re-evaluate its fiscal status with a longer view, to take steps necessary to ensure its future financial stability,
  • Nevada City to be open, proactive, and intentional in its relationships with other jurisdictions, not to protect its own interests, but to benefit as well, by sharing and acting on common concerns,
  • the city to pursue new channels to regular communications with its residents and business people concerning the issues the city faces and proposals to address the issues,
  • the city to seek ways to utilize our reservoir of experienced and skilled residents, to augment staff both regularly and in citizen advisory committees,
  • the city to develop a long-range strategic plan during the revision of the city's General Plan to ensure effective management into the 21st Century, and
  • the city to consider, in all its decision making processes, the principle of a balanced community that provides the appropriate level of jobs, goods and services its residents require.

Recreation 1987

LWVWNC urges:
  • public recreation facilities and programs by means of a County Recreation Service Area or Recreation District, and
  • funding by user fees, grants, donations, and taxes or charges that reflect ability to pay.

School District Organization 1989

LWVWNC urges:
  • school district organization, changes that enhance the quality of public education and improve the educational framework of Nevada County,
  • the promotion of changes as needed, and
  • information provided to the community.

Transportation 1990

LWVWNC urges:
  • consistency between land use and transportation planning,
  • active cooperation among entities,
  • increased funding for local road maintenance and development, and
  • increased emphasis on public transportation.

Water 1988

LWVWNC urges:
  • cooperation among public agencies, districts, and other official entities in their attempts to prevent or solve water-related problems,
  • equity in pricing except for possible limited subsidies for farms and open space,
  • water conservation in harmony with state policies,
  • more information for county officials and the public about the adequacy of ground water supplies,
  • tying zoning and real estate sales to the availability of adequate potable water, and
  • planning for additional water development by 2015, if growth continues as projected.