In addition to the report below this incident was discussed on National Syndicated Radio, the Tom Sullivan Show on KFBK today the 18th of April. A woman who attended the meeting called into the show, and when Tom ask where the people shouting were from, the lady said Nevada City and Grass Valley.
OROVILLE (CBS13) — The boos and shouts of displeasure started during the introduction of Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) at his town hall meeting in Oroville.
For nearly two hours, the crowd at the State Theater shouted down responses by the congressman.
“I’m appalled,” said Linda Agee, a LaMalfa supporter.
“It’s very enlightening and disturbing to experience this first hand,” said Denise Culley, who was attending her first town hall event.
How ever I think this was the more important comment from a high school student who attended the Town Hall:
As the crowd yelled through each response. A 16-year-old high school student offered his perspective.
“I think the immaturity is astounding,” said Greyson Reynolds.
Reynolds is an Oroville High School junior. He says he was at Monday’s meeting to thank LaMalfa for holding a similar Q & A at his high school. The atmosphere according to Reynolds was much different.
“Night and day. It’s hard to believe that these people are grown adults and those people, the people at my high school are children. You’d think it was the opposite,” said Reynolds.
If this the image that the community wants? Is this the image that the Economic Resource Council want to send to potential business or employees considering a move to Nevada County, adults acting like children?
[cross posted in comments HERE.]