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Letter to the Editor: Vote Cruz, Dambach, O’Dette for NTPUD board

Elections! Our chance to make a difference, to change our future, to hold our chosen candidates to their promises and hopefully improve the quality of our life; it’s all part of the hope we share for a better tomorrow.

The election for the NTPUD presents an opportunity to make fundamental and necessary changes at the Board level. I have been looking for a change on that board for a long time.

I’d like to see at-large elections – in a small town it’s painful to have to choose a friend or colleague to run against.

It would be far better to have at-large elections and the top voter getters get elected. The current board could have made that happen; they haven’t because it might threaten their seat.

That’s selfish and not in the best interest of the community. We can change that.

I have yearned for our board to be more proactive in the community, to step up and be a more active partner with Placer County on the KBCCIP, to be a leader in the downtown revitalization and the Community Plan and the Regional Plan processes; to partner with other Basin agencies to improve our recreation facilities and to Keep Tahoe Blue.

We have an opportunity to change the direction of the NTPUD with the slate of candidates, Ernie Dambach, Ramona Cruz and Teresa O’Dette. I have known them all for many years. Separately they are competent, qualified, and exhibit real leadership.

Together they will take the NTPUD into a new era of cooperation and secure our place in the crucial planning processes in which we are engaged.

They are committed to forward thinking management, operational efficiency, interagency cooperation, and community involvement, while rebuilding our failing infrastructure with our master plan.

Please join me in supporting Ernie Dambach, Ramona Cruz and Teresa O’Dette for NTPUD. We can and must do better!

Theresa May Duggan

Tahoe Vista

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