“Before the election you (Pilkington) were open to the public;
after the election, you are trying to control the board,
— Charles Starr, audience member
“I did have hopes for this new board. The educational meetings
that were held were run perfectly. The community and board left
here feeling like something could happen. The common thread with
this meeting and prior ones is when one person shows up things slow
— Joe Valente, audience member
“What policy are you going to follow? It seems like you make it
up as we go along and you treat us like a bunch of third-graders. I
don’t think you are representing the views of majority of your
district.” — Robb Hoag, audience member to Chairman Bryan
Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 7:09 am, Wed Apr 27, 2011.
Shouting, profanity and personal attacks were rife during the
North San Joaquin Water Conservation District’s meeting Monday
evening. Audience members and directors exchanged barbs as the
board discussed a policy manual, financial report and selection of
new legal representation.
In an effort to make the notoriously contentious meetings
operate more smoothly, Chairman Bryan Pilkington requested prior to
the meeting audience members speak at a podium so it would be
easier for them to be heard and seen. As the meeting progressed, he
talked over audience members and directors for speaking over their
allotted time or for trying to make multiple comments on an
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 7:09 am.