By Bob Berkowitz – November 9, 2016 –
When Roger Gitlin was re-elected to the board and I was first elected to be your representative on the board of supervisors, (November 8, 2016) I said there were going to be some changes. Here is the first change we are going to make and it starts tomorrow morning, Thursday, November 10th.
We believe you deserve more than three minutes of one way conversation to make your point at a board of supervisors meeting. After making your case, the supervisors sit in silence and you never know if they really listened to you.
Starting tomorrow you will have a chance to make your case to one or two supervisors at a meeting that will be held every weekday morning. It will be like a staff meeting only we will be your staff. After all, as we have said many times before, we work for you, not the other way around.
This staff meeting will be held every weekday morning at 6 am at the Fishermen’s Restaurant at the entrance to the harbor, that’s right 6 am, and will go for an hour. You are welcome to bring up any topic. Nothing will be off limits. We will listen to you and your concerns. We will interact with you along with others who may be at this meeting. By the way the meeting is no host so whatever you order from the restaurant is on you.
We make no guarantees that we can do anything about your concerns, but we will listen and be helpful where we can.
Why 6 am you ask. It’s because it’s the beginning of the day for most of us and usually does not interfere with anything but sleep. And if you want to discuss a problem that is important to you, you will make the time available.