"[Huntington Labs] owner Ron Hooper decided to leave Silicon Valley for the more attractive country lifestyle of Nevada County. ..."
A large part of the charter of Nevada County's Economic Resource Council is to bring more - and more desirable* - businesses to Nevada County. This weekend we had a great coffeehouse conversation about what induces people to start or relocate their business here, and the consensus - strongly put forth by the group's* two tech business founders - was that the most essential factor is our local quality of life - and that that is what we should be promoting.
"Bring the owners up here, let them see what it's like."
So perhaps the ERC might consider focusing on protecting our local quality of life, rather than paving it over...
p.s. Recommendation #2 was for expanding rural broadband.