Undersheriff Carlos Bolanos explains “private” Mavericks Surf Contest meeting
San Mateo County Undersheriff Carlos Bolanos had the following to say about the "private" meeting Supervisor Rich Gordon is having at the Moss Beach Sheriffs substation Monday, February 22, 2010 at 10:30am:
‘When members of the public and/or the media are there typically people won’t be as candid as we need them to be to ensure the debrief is as clear as possible."
"If there is someone there from the media then the purpose is compromised because people won’t be as candid as they would be…"
Undersheriff Carlos Bolanos must have felt compromised when he and Sheriff Greg Munks were busted for loitering outside a Las Vegas brothel in 2007. Sheriff Greg Munks has experienced difficulty being candid with the media in the past. After the "Operation Dollhouse" bust Munks said in a statement to the press, “I believed I was going to a legitimate business.”
Supervisor Rich Gordon should reverse his decision to prohibit the media and the public from the Feb. 22 Mavericks Surf Contest meeting.
Clay Lambert, editor of the Half Moon Bay Review published a refreshing request for transparency and accountability on the Reviews blog Friday: http://talkabout.hmbreview.com/topic.php?t=5734&c=11&d=