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By Paolo Maffei
After eight years, one naturally hopes that the focus of one’s efforts on the Board will continue. I chaired the Blueprint subcommittee of the Transportation Commission since its inception. At no cost to the county, long-term planning for land use and transportation will involve residents, alongside qualified professionals in creating a vision for the county. A more prosperous future will depend on positioning the county as a desirable place to live.
By Teri Murrison
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~ Mohandas Gandhi
Becoming a Tuolumne County supervisor is not unlike putting on a Jacket. I put it on full of dreams to build a better future for our children. Now, four years wiser and with accomplishments, victories, and some failures behind, it’s with sadness (and a wee bit of relief) that I’ve taken it off.
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