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I’m writing in support of incumbent Dan Collin for Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Board trustee. I first met Dan when he was chairing the election committee for the successful passage of the Measure C bond in Truckee. I had previously chaired the Measure S parcel tax campaign so I knew how much dedication and organization was required of Dan for this task. I have also been impressed with Dan’s leadership in serving on the TTUSD Priority Committee and Truckee’s Trails and Bikeways Advisory Committee.I support Dan because of his proven determination to provide the best possible educational opportunities for our students, while maintaining fiscal responsibility. As a CPA he is especially well suited for this job. As the father of two students still in our public schools he has a vested interest in fighting for the highest possible academic standards.I have been a speech/language pathologist in our schools since 1982, a board member of the Excellence in Education Foundation since its inception, a two-time chairperson of the Measure S parcel tax, and a 10-year veteran of the Measure S Citizens Review Committee. Please join me in voting for Dan Collin for school board on Nov. 2.Jan GanongAlpine MeadowsReasons for GreenI am writing this letter to urge all of Truckee to choose Barbara Green for town council when you vote on Nov. 2. In my opinion, there are three good reasons to seat Barbara on our council. First, I have worked with Barbara as well as watched her public service since 1991, even before we voted to be a town. She was in 1991 chairing a committee, which was to feedback to Nevada County the desires of we here in the eastern part of the county as we fit into their new general plan. Since then Barbara has continued night and day to be involved in the critical affairs as they pertained to Truckee – including the time that she represented us on the Nevada County Board of Supervisors. No one knows more about the problems and needs facing Truckee and the county than she.Second, serving on the town council is a very demanding job – when taken seriously. The pay is small, and the hours are long. It is difficult for me to understand why anyone with family and business obligations would after eight years of meetings and midnight oil would want to ask for more. But there must be good reasons not known to me. And, to be perfectly honest, It would be refreshing to see a new face or two, and to hear new thoughts from the dais.And, thirdly, there must be almost as many women in the Town of Truckee as there are men. So, is it really fair to have one lady and four men on our governing body? I would prefer to see three men and two women in charge of the town’s business. The female one – half of Truckee are just as concerned with the future of Truckee as are the men! It is their future also.Then please join me in electing Barbara Green to serve on our town’s council.George RobertsonTruckee Owens’ picks I have been lucky to have served the town council with quality individuals whose dedication to the citizens of the Town of Truckee I do not question.Ron Florian and Josh Susman both have my strong support and will each have my vote on Nov. 2. It has been an honor to work with two councilmembers that try hard to move Truckee forward through trust, cooperation, leadership and always striving for consensus. Both have diverse views and life experiences yet their dedication to “doing the right thing” in the face of adversity is admirable. Truckee faces some exciting times ahead. Now that the disagreement with Nevada County over redevelopment funding has ended, Ron Florian may begin to pursue his long standing passion for the revitalization of the Truckee River Corridor. Mayor Susman, after successfully bringing the potential for the Mill Site to reality after many years of pipe dream conversation, is on the brink of beginning the process so long anticipated.These two have literally spent years to bring these two extremely important Truckee issues to the forefront. I for one, would like to see them finish what they have begun. After all, they have done the hard part already.I am also pleased to see Richard Anderson finish my unexpired term on the council. Anderson will bring a new perspective to the council and a desire to maintain Truckee’s high standards for the collaborative public process. He is a realist without sacrificing his optimism.Please vote for what is best for Truckee – Florian, Susman and Anderson.Ted OwensTruckee


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