This is the last episode before the big election June 5, I like to think of it as the season finale. But sorry, no long summer break , we’ll be back next week with vote results and God knows what all.
We’ve been super-focused on the City, obviously, perhaps too much to the exclusion of everything else. The County Board of Supervisors controls a much bigger budget (and has much deeper deficits to deal with). The board oversees, sort of, the Sheriff, and District Attorney. And the county is where most of the social services come from–like public health, and mental health. Well, they used to provide that.
This week we talked to Gary Blenner and Jeff Kravitz, both running for County Supervisor–in District 4 (Folsom, Antelope, Bumfuck) and District 3 (Arden Arcade, Fair Oaks, Carmichael).
They are progressive democrats running against entrenched republicans, in conservative districts. But they’re fun to talk to, and they’re running real campaigns, as best they can.