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Left alone

Editorial

Douglas County’s District Attorney responded this week to a lawsuit that aims to keep the growth cap initiative off the ballot.

Instead of arguing against arguments raised by Nevada Northwest LLC’s, District Attorney Scott Doyle’s response looked more like a concurring opinion.

The district attorney defended only the actions of county officials to do their part and put the issue in front of voters.

Apparently, n the district attorney’s opinion, Nevada Northwest argued the issue correctly in its lawsuit filed last week and the county will apparently not argue with the developer’s contentions.

So, the job of following through on the wishes of thousands of petition signers and the Sustainable Growth Initiative committee falls to SGI’s attorney, Patty Cafferata.

When two different attorneys from supposedly opposing sides agree on something, it doesn’t bode well for folks left pushing against the tide.

County voters can probably bet against getting to vote on “Sustainable Growth” in November.

Perhaps they can now turn their attention toward the county commission, where the courts apparently want zoning issues decided, to press their case.