Today’s story in The Record about the 2012-13 San Joaquin County grand jury’s latest and last reports focused on the jury’s finding that the county Board of Supervisors places a disproportionately-high number of items on the consent agenda when compared to neighboring counties.
The report didn’t count the times members of the Board of Supervisors pulled items from the consent agenda, either to question staff about something or to just make a comment about a particular piece of business.
At today’s meeting, supervisors pulled
six seven of the 21 items from the consent agenda to talk about goings on at Stockton Metropolitan Airport, hear news from the San Joaquin Historical Society, learn more about how the county insures its medical insurance and to have what turned out to be a terse, if not testy, exchange about the cost to berthing a boat.
Supervisor Larry Ruhstaller pulled
five six of the items. “Let it not be said I did not read the grand jury reports,” he said, adding he picked some worthwhile items. “Since the grand jury doesn’t think we spend enough time in these chairs.”