The boardroom will not be the same
I began reporting on the Board of Supervisors a little over two years ago. It wasn’t my first go-round. It’s what I did when I first started working at Feather Publishing in 1993. I would go on to cover the boards in Shasta and Tehama counties as well. I mention that only because it demonstrates my familiarity with a lot of different supervisors — I even married one.
So it was with an open mind that I attended my first meeting back in 2012, but it closed pretty quickly. I didn’t like Jon Kennedy. I found him brash and arrogant and quick to complain about what I wrote. “I have been doing this for 20 years and you have been a supervisor for just two,” I remember telling him after he complained about a story I had written. During the ensuing weeks our relationship improved. Either I became a better writer or he grew a thicker skin.