Even from South Florida, Sierra Foothills Report gets you the scoop. Though Todd Juvinall is mum tonight, except for bashing liberal “Marinites,” there is a new executive director of CABPRO.
“I have been appointed the New Executive director of CABPRO because of my strong concerns about Local Food and Farmers rights,” Penn Valley resident Chuck Shea said in an email sent to me tonight.
He included an invite to an upcoming CABPRO dinner, where Sheriff Keith Royal is speaking about marijuana. The CABPRO dinner is April 17 and a new board will be introduced, according to the flyer.
Todd had been CABPRO’s executive director since the New Year, he announced on his blog, Sierra Dragon Breathe (sic). Todd is a former county supervisor.
Chuck runs The Parsonage B&B in Nevada City and sells chickens and turkeys from his ranch in Penn Valley.
We enjoy some nonpartisan activities with Chuck: buying chickens and his carriage rides in Nevada City. He brings the chickens by the house and we visit.
Chuck can have an intellectual discussion and agree to disagree without getting personal and calling you names, often an achievement around here. He has riled people regarding the Nevada City BID (now defunct) in the past, though.
After the likes of executive directors like Todd and Martin Light, and their negative dialogue, CABPRO could use a new image. The “food and farmers rights” issue is a good one for CABPRO because it has supporters on the left and the right.
People in the middle don’t mind some reasonable regulation around food, however.
As for other issues, I doubt CABPRO will change much. But perhaps the discourse will be more civil.