Monthly Archives: January 2011

Who owns public resources?

Our recent disagreements with the County Recorder bring up more questions about public resources in general and who controls them.  I suppose that when we elect a representative, we charge them with ensuring our safety and protecting our rights, and in an era of economic uncertainty and fear, it is no wonder that new laws

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A bird in the hand

This is a fledgling we found on a restoration project last spring. We all have to start somewhere.

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The tyranny of fear

Along with several other surveyors, I attended a meeting last Friday with our County Recorder, Greg Diaz, and a representative from County Council.  We surveyors were upset over the recent decision to remove record maps from the County Department of Transportation website, but Mr. Diaz believes that the California Code, Sections 6254.21 & 6254.24 prohibit

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Nevada County going backwards

For several months now, we have not been able to access the formerly great Nevada County Dept. of Transportation website which held all of the record maps that had been scanned and indexed pursuant to a grant that our former County Surveyor, John Steger, procured several years ago.  In an effort to reduce traffic to

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