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December 10, 2003
Freedom of Speech/ Journalism 101
shows Evelene Twitchell being asked by Wayne Langston to call the Susanville
Police, not Keri Richards.
public has the right to notify the legislative body immediately if a Brown Act
violation is being committed. Helene Williams was gaveled and ignored when she
notified Wayne Langston he was violating the Brown Act by his recommendations on
Public Comment. Helene Williams was told this will be her only warning….(?)
Any action or recommended action must be agendized.
3.The public has a right to question the legislative
if the rules are going to be altered. Wayne Langston’s rules change
from meeting to meeting. The
warnings go from three gavels to one gavel to no gavels.
The Brown Act states that a legislative body must
make reasonable rules. I asked if the rules have changed and was gaveled and
action item 5B, Wayne Langston recognized Helene Williams. Helene Williams
discussed Board Packets. This conversation went on for 2:58 minutes.
This was not an agenda item and Helene Williams intentionally wanted to
see whom the rules actually applied to.
I was recognized next and I am allowed (according to the “rules of the
day” to comment for a maximum of five minutes.
Helene Williams interrupts and is not gaveled. After two minutes and 10 seconds of speaking, Wayne Langston interrupts
and says “I don’t want to hear your comments anymore”
Wayne Langston then interrupts me and asks me to leave the meeting.
story was slanted to be about the public disrupting the LMUD meeting.
The story, Shayla, was about violations of the Brown Act and the
right of every citizen to address and criticize their government.
Fundamental rights actually. These rights are fought for by
well almost every legitimate newspaper in this country, every single day of the
has never been the intention of KWH members , as evidenced by the meeting
videos, to interrupt or disrupt the LMUD meeting or any other meeting. It is our
intent to question and criticize the very questionable activities of government
entities in this county. That will not change.
*This paper has always advocated this in the past.
finds it fascinating that as a “news” paper , you prefer to question and/or
attack the messenger rather than the problem.
is all about censoring KWH and making KWH look as bad as you can. You can use
the newspaper to do that, and you do exactly that.
Bill Noonberg is still responsible for his actions no matter what you write
about KWH or me. The facts are on KWH’s side.