The Board of Supervisors is encouraging input from the public during this process. A public forum will be held tonight, Tuesday, August 15, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be in the Board Chamber at 651 Pine Street in Martinez. Beginning at 5:00 p.m., there will be an hour reserved for public comment. During that time, you can also submit written comments to be entered into the public record. If you have a question you would like to suggest for the forum, you will have an opportunity between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to do so. Volunteers from the League of Women Voters will be on hand to assist in collecting the question cards. During a break in the forum, the moderator will have the ability to choose audience-submitted questions to ask during the second half of the event.
The forum will be televised live on CCTV, as well as streamed live on this website. CCTV can be watched on Comcast Channel 27, Wave Channel 32, and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99.
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Don’t hire a corrupt crony for the position. Stop court trafficking of children and the dysfunctional mediation chop shop.
Swen Oleson says
Kensock has done very well in the forums, he’s clearly knows his stuff. He serves on a local school board, he knows budgets, and he knows how to crunch numbers- a key skill set needed for the DA’s job,. Kensock wouldn’t be a bad pick at all. He’s already in a leadership position at the DA’s office, he would be able to step right in and do the job, no learning curve will be needed. I think Kensock deserves a lot of consideration by the board, he’s clearly better candidate than Graves or Vanier.
I myself favor one of the women candidates – Becton and Douglas, they are really great candidates for the job. We have never had a women serve as elected DA, we’ve had WASP men serve in the job for generations, indeed these WASP men – all golfers – would line up the DA’s job for their top underling when they retired – usually the guy who got the nod would be the outgoing DA’s golfing buddy. It was all rather chummy and clubby.
By appointing Becton or Douglas the Board has this great opportunity to shatter the glass ceiling. Both candidates – women of color I should add – are getting enormous support from the community. What the board would be doing by appointing one of these women judges – in addition to shattering the glass ceiling – is to change the culture of the DA’s office, it wouldn’t be a WASP men’s club anymore, you will see a more community based DA’s office. The DA’s office wouldn’t be so elitist, which would really be a marked change for the office.. I think appointing one of these women judges would be a game changer.