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CHAIR FLETCHER, OTHER SUPERVISORS CALL OUT RACIST & INAPPROPRIATE REMARKS

11/02/21

 

Tonight, at the conclusion of public comment about the COVID-19 pandemic (Item #11), Chair Nathan Fletcher and other Supervisors addressed racist and inappropriate comments made by Jason Robo and others.  

Chair Fletcher’s comments from the Board of Supervisors meeting are hyperlinked here and he issued the following statement, “Dissent and disagreement is essential to a functioning and healthy democracy, but the hateful, racist and vulgar speech dominating our meetings has no place in San Diego County.”

During the COVID-19 update, Chair Fletcher stepped out of the meeting momentarily, and while he was out Jason Robo hurled racist and inappropriate remarks toward Dr. Wooten and others. Vice-Chair Nora Vargas then stepped in to call out the individual, and other board members supported her actions.