Watch the video of the La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club general meeting for April 2021, spanning San Diego, Sacramento, and schools, to discuss the current pandemic crisis, re-opening, and beyond.
Kicking things off was San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, who talked about re-opening, COVID-19 counter-measures, homelessness, police and more.
Following Mayor Gloria was presumptive Assembly Member-elect Akilah Weber, who looks to be handily beating the opposition in the April special election in the 79th Assembly District, talking about her plans once she gets to Sacramento.
Chardá Bell-Fontenot, vice president of the La Mesa-Spring Valley board, joins us after being targeted by racist attacks following her comments connecting early school reopening with racism.
Then Ms. Bell-Fontenot was joined by Gregg Robinson, trustee for the San Diego County Office of Education Governing Board; Richard Barrera, president of the San Diego Unified School District Governing Board; and Cheryl Robertson, Vice President of the Lemon Grove School Board and a board member for our club, to discuss school reopenings, the psychological toll of the pandemic year on students, charter schools, and reasons for hope.
- Mark your calendars for our next meeting, Wednesday, May 5, when we’ll hear from La Mesa City Council members to talk about priorities for that city, as well as Dave Myers, a 35-year law enforcement veteran, criminal justice reform advocate, and progressive, to talk about the state of right-wing extremism in San Diego and criminal justice reform.
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