By Roger Gitlin, Commissioner
Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority, and
Supervisor District 1 –
I am disappointed in your ” rush” to agendize and address the Grand Jury Report on Solid Waste Operations in my absence at the July 21, 2015, Solid Waste Management meeting. After telling you I would be away on a short vacation, I have respectfully asked you to pull item 5.4 and 5.5 from the Solid Waste Agenda. As the Chair, you have declined my request claiming exigent Penal Code Response. I remind you the Report was released June 30 and the 90 day clock starts from that date.
To no avail! You have effectively ignored a fellow board member’s request to pull the item from the Agenda, and via Special Meeting or the August 18 meeting, reschedule said item, well before the September 30 meeting. This irresponsible, unreasonable position you have taken will be met with appropriate consequences for your action. This matter will not be ignored and I promise you have not heard the last of this. It is quite apparent by your actions you wish to take the opportunity to single a Board member out in a pejorative manner and do so in absentia.
Further, it is quite obvious your motive is purely political and serves no interest other than an opportunity to besmirch me in public while I have no opportunity to speak for myself. Your feeble invitation to have my statement read into the record shows your bereft leadership. The District Attorney has already stated there was no inappropriate contact in my communication with Judge Follett in my letter to him re: the practices of the 2014-15 Del Norte Grand Jury. Yet, for reasons that I can only assume are based on false pretenses of ” rush to judgement,” you persevere.
Upon my return, I promise Chairman Holley, Your intransigence will be dealt appropriate consequences.