Jack Van Dien

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October 16, 2012
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Consider the consequences


A major failure of successive Douglas County commissions as well as county government over the several years I have critiqued their activities is their failure to think through all of the consequences of their decisions. Time and again they find themselves in reactive mode, because they were insufficiently proactive.

That was extremely transparent with their poorly planned water and sewage systems. For decades county management set water rates for Cave Rock, Zephyr Cove, and Skyland at the Lake which were insufficient to provide a cash reserve for replacement. They took decisions to buy pipes and equipment to support a …

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