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Garamendi holds town hall meetings tomorrow

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, was among Democrats who characterized today’s jobs report as a good sign:

“Today’s announcement that the unemployment rate dropped in November is welcomed news for the millions of American workers, including tens of thousands of people in my district, struggling to find a job in this difficult economy. The Recovery Act and other jobs-creating measures have laid down the building blocks to repair our economy.

“Our efforts have kept teachers, nurses, and police officers in their jobs and boots are already on the ground to rebuild our roads, bridges, and public transportation systems. There is much more to be done to create jobs, and I will be there every step of the way.”

Agree? Disagree? Go tell him face-to-face tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 5, as he holds his first town-hall meetings in Contra Costa and Solano counties (after holding one in Livermore last month):

    10 a.m. to noon – Solano County Supervisors’ chambers, 675 Texas St. in Fairfield

I’m sure he’ll be fielding plenty of questions about his vote on health-care reform, too.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • Ralph Hoffmann, Guest Columnist

    I’ve invited CODEPINK & The local Tea Party Members to Walnut Creek City Hall. Be prepared Joel. It should be interesting.

  • RR, Uninvited Columnist

    I’ve invited Santa and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. We’ll find out who’s been naughty or nice.

  • Ralph Hoffmann, Guest Columnist

    The Nutcracker Ballet was going on a block away. The Hofmann Theatre (no Relation) would have had room to spare for the overflow crowd at City Hall. The tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” was written by E.T.A. Hoffmann, my Great-Great-Great Grandfather.
    It’s a fantasy.