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.
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.