Leilani Clark, staff writer The North Bay Bohemian
Your article was a smear, as I expected. You attacked my partner, did not interview her for the facts, solicited quotes from people with a grudge against us without giving us a chance to respond, distorted my statements, deliberately tried to injure my employment by naming my employer though I asked you not to (and you agreed), and coined a term "Agenda21ers" in order to diminish the importance of the issue.
A year ago I reported Michael Allen to the FPPC and the Press Democrat did a smear article on me using Judy Kennedy. Now I reported Valerie Brown to the FPPC and the Bohemian used Judy Kennedy--the quote is nearly identical. Gary Wysocky neglected to mention that he stole the position of Junior College Neighborhood president from Kay so that he could call himself a 'neighborhood leader' when he ran for Council a month later. That was the kind of 'neighborly' behavior he supports. She was democratically elected and he was not.