U.S. House Representative Jackie Speier held a “town hall” meeting outdoors at the Farallone View Elementary School in Montara this past Sunday. The event was originally scheduled for the 150-person Cypress Meadows and then moved to the larger auditorium at Farallone View before finally being positioned on the large playground area at the school. About 800 people attended.
Although it was reported that conservative radio shows were encouraging agitators to attend and disrupt the meeting, apparently only a few showed up, and those tended to cluster at the rear of the crowd. The crowd, overwhelmingly in support of some form of major health care reform (judging by the stickers worn, signs displayed, and questions asked), was respectful but intensely engaged.
The video of the meeting is a little over an hour and a half long and offers an excellent overview of the proposed reforms.
Video by Darin Boville