Demand Transparency – Speak up and Fill the Room at NID’s May 24th Board meeting
May 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Show up before 9am to speak at Public Comment on items not on the agenda. NID meets at 1036 West Main Street, Grass Valley. Parking is very limited (see below).
Tell NID in person on Wednesday, May 24th at 9am, that it is well past time to step into the 21st century and commit to live streaming its public meetings and providing online video replay.
At its March 8th board meeting, four of the five NID directors opposed the public’s request that NID live-stream video its Board meetings. The motion from Director Nancy Weber for live streaming died on the floor, even though three community groups (League of Women Voters, Federation of Neighborhood Associations, and SYRCL) requested live-stream and video replay on behalf of the public “in the interest of openness, transparency, and community relations.”
YOU can take action and demand NID follow the example of government transparency set by Nevada County Board of Supervisors and the cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City. Tell the NID board: Get live streaming set-up now. Audio archives are NOT good enough!
And if you are an existing NID customer, tell the Board: “I am an NID customer and I vote.”
BACKGROUND: In April 2016, over a year ago, three community groups (League of Women Voters, Federation of Neighborhood Associations, and SYRCL) sent NID a formal request to live-stream and broadcast its meetings. Unfortunately, after a year of NID committee meetings and negotiations, the Board rejected this request. Our groups applaud the leadership of Director Nancy Weber to advocate with her Board colleagues for this reasonable and cost-effective way to keep the public engaged and informed. More information from Yubanet here.
If you are unable to attend in-person, please SEND an e-mail to NID Board Members via our form here, or call NID at 530.273.6185.
PARKING: The entrance to the Grass Valley School District parking is off Squirrel Creek, 1/4 mile past NID. Squirrel Creek Rd. is the left just beyond NID (heading out of town), across from the cemetery and right after the Pines Motel. Access to GVSD parking is the 1st left on Squirrel Creek. GVSD’s address is 10840 Gilmore Way.
NID MEETINGS & MINUTES: http://nidwater.com/about-nid/meetings-minutes/