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Letter to the Editor: County government doesn’t belong in middle of our commercial core

While Placer County’s option to purchase the Customs House building in Tahoe City has the positive benefit of bringing increased occupancy to a nearly empty new building, county government doesn’t belong in the middle of our commercial core. The use of the building in this way represents a large government presence and maybe a parking problem – especially if county vehicles are permanently parked around the building on weekends.

But we also need to support the county’s needs for a functional facility. My preference is that the county fast-track a renovation of the Burton Creek facility or one of the other long-term alternatives mentioned in the article last week. I encourage taxpayers of Placer County to freely comment on the county’s plan, regardless of their viewpoint.

Ken Gracey

Alpine Meadows