It was an honor to be able to speak at the Parks, Energy, and Environment Committee's public hearing re: the dam last night. As I like to remind people, "It's not enough just to vote- be a part of the political process." Elected officials represent their constituents- let them know how you feel about issues that are important to you.
I had the opportunity to talk to Supervisor Broderick on a more casual level after the hearing and was impressed with his intelligence and his willingness to listen to and consider all sides of an issue before coming to a conclusion, and his respect for people's differing opinions.
I thought there would be more media and fewer cops last night, though. Also, I worried that it would be more out of hand. So despite a few outbursts from the "pro-dam crowd," it still went more smoothly than I had dared to hope. The whole thing was even kind of fun!