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Miner knows environment

The purpose of this letter is to respond to recent questions regarding Douglas County Commissioner Don Miner’s commitment to the environment. Don has been an eight-year member of the TRPA Governing Board, Chair of its Environmental Improvement Program, and Chair of the Nevada Tahoe Conservation District; each organization with charters to preserve and protect our environment.

As chair of TRPA’s EIP Committee, Don oversees the implementation of over $1.5 billion in Lake Tahoe restoration projects. As chair of the NTCD, he oversees the implementation of more than $20 million of water quality projects for our neighborhoods, as well as for local General Improvement Districts located in Douglas and Washoe Counties.

As a County Commissioner, Don has led the way to protect open space in the Carson Valley with creative programs. Those efforts compensate farm and ranch land owners while not allowing development to occur on their lands, but to keep those lands open, green, and in production — all at no cost to the taxpayers.

Don supported the investment of $10 million in new water treatment plants, and completed the multi-million dollar storm water treatment facilities and natural filtration systems around the casinos and Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course at Stateline.

Don Miner has an extraordinary vision and energy that has led to positive environmental benefits. He’s also found sources of non-taxpayer funds for environmental programs, while fully respecting private property rights.

I want to continue this positive momentum, and I will vote to re-elect Don Miner to County Commission. I urge other Douglas County residents to do likewise.

Jeff Rahbeck

Zephyr Cove

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