Backing Penzel for commission
The only candidate for Douglas County Commission I’m aware of that has stated he has a business plan is Barry Penzel, a long term resident and successful Douglas County entrepreneur. One element of his plan would creating a one-stop business center within county government where new businesses, big and small, can obtain all needed forms and approvals to get started.
Penzel’s plan also calls for the county government to work collaboratively with the Chamber of Commerce. Another element of his plan would ensure that county employees who interact with the business community speak the language of business and better understand their concerns.
A benefit of this approach could have helped raise awareness among county staff when considering the median barrier blocking turn access to existing businesses near the new Wal-Mart in Gardnerville. This would have prevented an expensive remedy and its negative impact on businesses in the area.