D.P. Reporter expelled form San Mateo County Transit District meeting 9/27/12
Original post made by Michael G Stogner on Sep 28, 2012
This meeting was held in the San Carlos Library building, It was attended by San Carlos City Officials, San Mateo County Transit District the owner of the property involved and the Developer and San Carlos citizens/neighbors. Shawn Spano Ph. D. was hired to facilitate the private meeting. The subject was the Transit Village = 280 Luxury apartments, 226 parking spaces, offices and stores.
on Sep 28, 2012 at 11:42 am
Why would this public agency have a private meeting with it's developer and some neighbors who will be affected by this project.
Why was this reporter expelled?
How did this happen?
on Sep 28, 2012 at 11:59 am
This is really odd. If there were any members of the public attending this (such as neighbors), and if it was held in the public library, I don't know how they could have excluded anyone else from the public. Did you talk to the reporter yourself? Did she give any details about their justification in throwing her out?
on Sep 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm
I've e-mailed her but haven't heard back from her yet. The front page of today's Daily Post has her story titled "Reporter gets the boot." "Government officials meet in secret with neighbors over Transit Village." by Angela Ruggiero
Note: This is the same reporter that was following up on Caltrain's lack of public notice of the near-mis 76 MPH SB train and 10 customers stuck between 2 trains on Aug. 24, 2012