At the May 21, 2014 Harbor District meeting commercial fishermen from Pillar Point Harbor waited three hours outside the South San Francisco City Council chambers while San Mateo County Harbor Commissioners met in closed session.
After waiting four hours Commercial Fishermen Steve Fitz was called for public comment. As Captain Fitz approached the podium to address the Commission the clock struck ten and Commissioner Tucker said, "meeting over." Before President Robert Bernardo adjured the meeting Commissioner Tucker got out of his chair, interrupted public comment, and announced an abrupt end to the meeting.
I responded by requesting that President Bernardo allow Captain Steve Fitz to address the board. The meeting was extended a few minutes and Captain Fitz read a letter from the HMB Seafood Marketing Association.
Two articles published about the letter
Daily Journal - Samantha Weigel
Harbor improvement grant lacks fishermen support: Frustration boiling over about Pillar Point Harbor control, district decision-making
Half Moon Bay Review - Mark Noack