Supervisor Heidi Hall’s on the job…in Washington

When Heidi Hall was sworn in recently as the new District 1 supervisor, she said she has a lot of things she wants to accomplish, including new cannabis regulations, helping the county’s homeless population, and preparing for fire season.

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Off to D.C.

But that doesn’t mean she can’t find time in her schedule to stand in solidarity with her sisters in Washington, D.C., this weekend, a march that is expected to attract upwards of 200,000 people. As Hall explained it in a press release:

“The actions of our new President and Congress could have severe impact on our local services, and to people’s health and welfare elsewhere. It is crucial that we send the message now that we will insist on transparency and accountability of our elected officials, and resist any extreme dismantling of our institutions.”

The Saturday march is a part of a series of demonstrations designed to express disapproval of the Trump administration. Today’s festivities included street violence, vandalism, and the arrest of at least 100 demonstrators after Donald Trump took the oath of office.

Hopefully, Hall can avoid such unpleasantness and return to Nevada County in time for Tuesday’s supervisors meeting so that she can, you know, get to work on cannabis regulations, helping the homeless, and getting ready for the fire season.

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15 Responses to Supervisor Heidi Hall’s on the job…in Washington

  1. ctgorectgore says:

    Just another progressive / liberal windbag.

  2. stevefrisch says:

    Totally cheap shot George.

    • Hall lost me when she felt the need to participate in a press release announcing her noble intentions. These events are more about media coverage than actually accomplishing anything. If the media didn’t show up, they’d cancel the march.

      The event is a futile gesture anyway. No minds will be changed–Trump and his supporters will just dig in their heels a little deeper. But Heidi’s picture is on page one of today’s issue of The Union, and that may be the whole point of her participation.

    • Todd Juvinall says:

      Not a cheap shot at all. Simply the truth. She is yapping away and dissing half the population with equipment. I thought she was going to govern all of us. Oh well another liberal liar.

    • stevefrisch says:

      I love how Todd perceives any woman who stands up for women’s rights or really any issue (whether Ms. Hall or Ms. Hodges, or any other woman who speaks up) as some sort of direct attack on his ‘manhood.’ Is your manhood really so fragile that even the slightest question is threatening to it….sad.

    • Todd Juvinall says:

      Manhood? I am not concerned with that at all. I am concerned when people make phony baloney claims and lie. And if the babes can’t take the heat (like Frisch) get out of the kitchen. It is called equality Frisch. If a person can’t defend themselves with words that is on them. I love women. Ben married to three. They are truly fun.

  3. Hey Jeffie, Hall was elected in June, not November. You would think a former big-time newsie could get the basic stuff right.

  4. stevefrisch says:

    George, I think you are really wrong on this one.

    According to the DC police there are more than 500,000 marchers in D.C. today, and according to estimates in so far from the Independent 2.5 million around the world with approximately 1.5 million of those in the US. The idea that the collective action of a couple of million people to get out of their houses and raise up their voices is a ‘futile gesture’ is ridiculous. The intent is not to change the Trump supporters; it is to galvanize the opposition. The entire event is intended as a warning to the Trump administration that if they go too far they are going to empower an opposition that they may not be able to overcome.

    Of course events like this are also about media; that is how one amplifies the effect of collective action and protest….so the idea that the march is meaningless because if the media didn’t cover it it wouldn’t occur is kind of nonsensical, the media does exist and it is covering it…it is like saying the event wouldn’t happen if there were no oxygen…true, but well, there is oxygen…the media is a tool for outreach and education…that is the whole point.

    Symbolism from elected officials matter. Heidi is stating with her actions that she stands with a particular constituency. She seeks to inspire and mobilize that constituency….that is kind of the definition of politics.

    Finally, even if she were not an elected official I am pretty sure she would be there. I know dozens of people there. She’s there because this issue is important to her and she has a voice, and an American right to use it.

    • Trump will probably find a reason to be offended by the marches (it doesn’t take much to offend him), but the Republicans in Congress will think, “Why should I care? None of these people voted for me.”

      As for demonstrations needing the media: Many have been cut short or cancelled over the years because the media signaled little or no interest.

    • Todd Juvinall says:

      If anything it shows the men of Nevada County she is not with them.

  5. ctgorectgore says:

    George, the Women’s DC march was offending to me and most as reported by the Washington Examiner. Don’t take my word for it read / look at the article at http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/scenes-from-a-pussy-riot/article/2612595

  6. The Wall Street Journal reports that “Some activists worked the day after the marches to harness the energy they created, holding training sessions Sunday…” Where was Hall? Reportedly at SPD in Nevada City.

  7. ctgorectgore says:

    George, are you a:
    1 Liberal
    2. Moderate
    3. Conservative?
    I don’t know but do you agree with the women’s march as reported by the Washington Examiner I noted above on 1/21/2017 at 6:22 PM?
    I would like you to comment on that as in my opinion that group are gutter snipes.
    Too vulgar for you to comment? Jump on the soap box and lets hear your opinion.

    • I’m a liberal–I’m too much of a capitalist to be a progressive.

      I don’t have a problem with the march, but it’s too little and too late. If the marchers had expended that kind of energy and passion in September and October, Trump would be back on “Celebrity Apprentice.” As for the vulgarity, it’s no worse that what Hillary and Obama had to put up with. Just another example of the coarsening of public debate.

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