Benicia resident Ramón Castellblanch: Supervisor candidate Rochelle Sherlock will restore the public’s voice in County governance

District 2 Supervisor Candidate Dr. Rochelle Sherlock. |

By Ramón Castellblanch, February 26, 2024

I’m voting for Rochelle Sherlock for District 2 Supervisor because she’ll help bring the effectiveness of public participation back to County government.  For years, a majority of the County Board of Supervisors has been shutting down the voices of concerned residents and ceding control to power-seeking bumbling bureaucrats.  The board cut off an organization where Montezuma Hills farmers could have stood up to California Forever’s land grab when the eliminated the Agricultural Advisory Board.  They shut out health care activists fighting Solano’s increasingly deadly opioid epidemic when then dissolved the Alcohol & Drug Advisory Board. They stopped the work of advocates for food security for Solano families when then terminated the Commission for Women and Girls.  They undermined history buffs’ protection of the County’s records of its history, including our long military history, when they disbanded the Historical Records Commission.  The board took all these actions peremptorily, holding public comment to a bare minimum.  In disbanding the Historical Records Commission, they dismissed a petition signed by hundreds with just a few days’ notice.

Solano needs these critical matters and more to be addressed by concerned residents in the open and not left to County bureaucrats operating behind closed doors.  Rochelle Sherlock is committed to building a board majority that opens up critical County decisions to local participation.  That’s why I’m voting for Sherlock for county supervisor.

Ramón Castellblanch
Benicia resident