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Supervisor Vogel Makes City Stop
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Have a question or concern about county business? Maybe you need help getting through some bureaucratic red tape or just want an update about what is happening around San Joaquin County.

District 4 Supervisor Ken Vogel will be in Escalon this coming Monday, Feb. 6, as he resumes his 'town hall' schedule of hosting meetings with constituents on a regular basis.

"I do them in Lodi and Escalon and we've had other town hall meetings before in years past in schools and other public places," Vogel explained. "I'm also starting one in Ripon now and it gives constituents a chance to talk to me about the county general plan, law enforcement, the county budget, whatever is on their mind."

Vogel will be available at the Escalon Library on Second Street from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 6 and the local visits are always scheduled for the first Monday of the month. They are patterned after the popular 'Congress on Your Corner' events hosted by many congressmen. Vogel said past topics have also included re-districting and financial issues facing the county.

"In Lodi, we meet the last Monday of the month at the Chamber of Commerce there and in Escalon, it's the first Monday," Vogel said.

Lodi, Escalon and Ripon are the three cities that make up Vogel's fourth district, which also includes much of the unincorporated area of the county.

"I have the largest district geographically," he explained. "But it is balanced population wise."

Attendance at past sessions has varied, he said, depending on the time of year and what the current hot topics of discussion are.

"I have stayed later than four sometimes and I try not to schedule anything else (later that day) in case we go over," Vogel said. "Every time, I'll provide an update of county business and then open it up to a question and answer session."

The fourth district also includes 13 fire districts and six irrigation districts, so Vogel said he has plenty of areas people might want to discuss. The supervisor can also identify with many of his constituents, since he is a grower of both walnuts and cherries in the Linden and Farmington areas.

Residents interested in meeting with Vogel can stop by the library any time during the hour-long period on Monday.