Sam Salmon, a local attorney and longtime Windsor Town Council member, will speak at the Windsor/North County Democratic Club meeting at 7 p.m. on February 23.
Salmon, first elected to the Council in 1994, has found himself in the minority on some recently debated town issues. Most notably, he was the lone dissenting vote as the Council approved the Vintage Oaks project last May. He opposed that large housing project, on the former Windsorland Mobile Home Park site, due to the removal of large numbers of oak trees, as well as the project’s failure to include low-cost housing.
Salmon will discuss the challenge of expressing a consistent dissenting view while maintaining a collegial relationship with the other members of the council. His perspective on positive and constructive opposition in the context of governing, at the local level, may be applicable to the current situation for the Democratic Party on the federal level.
Note: There will also a short presentation by the Indivisible Windsor group that has just been set up. (The first meeting of that group is on Tuesday, March 14, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Windsor Round Table.)
The W/NCDC meeting, at the Windsor Round Table Pizza, 8499 Old Redwood Highway in Windsor, is free and open to the community. Pizza will be served.
— Barry Hirsch