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JUST SAY NO - Public Hearing May 10 (&11) - All hands on deck

Get ready for a big show of opposition at Nevada County Planning Commission's PUBLIC HEARING on the Idaho-Maryland Mine. If you attend one meeting this year, let this be the one.

This is our last chance to tell Commissioners to Just Say No to the project... AND the seriously flawed Environmental Impact Report! Only denying the mine AND not certifying the EIR will defeat it for good!


May 10 is the most critical day.

We'll be taking a group picture during the lunch break.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 | 9:00am – 5:00pm

"Overflow day": Thursday, May 11, 2023 | 9:00 – 5:00pm

950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959, USA


Here’s a rough idea of how the schedule will go.

  • 8:30 am – This is the earliest you can pick up a comment number if you want to speak, but you can pick up a number any time in the day.

  • 9:00 am– Some of the morning will be taken with presentations & commissioner questions. Public comment will begin after that.

  • Lunch break – The exact time will be decided by the Commission chairperson. Join us for an update, music, and a giant group photo. Food trucks will be available from 11am to 2pm.

  • Afternoon to 5:00 pm / possibly continuing to May 11 – Continue public comment. Once all speakers have been heard, the commissioners will discuss and take a final vote.


Know before you go:

  • Allow EXTRA time for parking. We expect overflow conditions in the Rood Center parking lot. If you can, take the bus or carpool with others. See details below.

  • If you would like to make a 3 minute spoken comment, show up early and get a number (that number is your assigned spot). It will also be possible to get a number in the afternoon. We recommend you practice your speech in advance to make sure it fits within 3 minutes. The County's microphone will turn off automatically when your time is up.

  • Pack a lunch and bring a water bottle. The Rood Center Café is currently closed. Cousin's Maine Lobster, Thai Chic Street Food, and Sweeney's Weenies food trucks will be available on May 10th from 11 am - 2 pm to provide food and drinks. There will be an ice cream available later in the day.

  • Join us for lunch and a group photo on May 10 -- We will give everyone an update, have music, and capture the moment with giant group photo.

  • In addition to the Board Chambers, there will be overflow rooms for folks to sit inside. Outdoor seating is also available. Our goal is to have everyone seen and heard by the Planning Commissioners.

  • Read the County's public notice about the event to learn more about the rules of engagement.

  • The County will be live streaming the meeting for those who can't attend in person.


More things you can do to help make a HUGE impact:

  • Invite family and friends to attend the meeting.

  • Share social media posts about the meeting on Facebook, Instagram, or Nextdoor.

  • Write a letter to County decision makers using our easy online tool.

Have questions? Email


Why take the bus?

  • It's fast - check out the timetable hyperlinked below. 25 minutes from Tinsloy Center to Rood Center.

  • It makes a bunch of convenient stops where you can park -- Grass Valley City Hall, Fowler Center, and Nevada City SPD to name a few.

  • It runs on the hour- buses leave from Tinsloy Center

  • It's free! You don't have to worry about how to buy a ticket or exact change. Just get on the bus!


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