BAY AREA LAWYER OFFERS MEDIATION SERVICES FOR TITUS, FAIR BOARD
A bay area lawyer has offered his services to mediate between Humboldt County Fair General Manager Stuart Titus and the fair board. In a 12 to 7 vote the fair board voted last week not to renew Titus’ contract after 22 years. Titus then alleged that his dismissal was not based on job performance, but rather his enforcement of the Brown Act during public meetings, and his role as a silent partner in the Ferndale Enterprise newspaper. Draft minutes obtained by News Channel 3 revealed that board members had verbally threatened Titus’ job. Over how certain board actions had been covered in the paper.
Walnut Creek attorney Jim Morgan has offered to facilitate talks between Titus and the board concerning his future with the fair. Thursday Titus tells News Channel 3 that he shares board president John Burger’s optimism that something positive will come of the proposed mediation.