By Donna Westfall – February 3, 2017 –
Supervisor 5th District, Bob Berkowitz, welcomes everyone to join his 6 am to 7 am informal meeting held at Fisherman’s Restaurant. This morning, Calvin Clark, from Nevada County joined in to discuss the State of Jefferson. What other elected government official in our town has made themselves accessible on a daily basis (well, 6 days a week)? Oftentimes, there are 2 or more government officials attending. Roger Gitlin is a regular attendee.
But according to the Brown Act, there can’t be more than two from the Board of Supervisors or more than two from the City Council. That’s the law.
As Berkowitz says, “Nothing at this meeting is official. This, however, is a forum where, sometimes, good ideas can be taken to the board of supervisors and be turned into action items. This is called “grass roots” and you are the grass that gets a hearing.”