Yesterday, lobbyist Craig Benedetto called to offer his thoughts of our coverage of the coverage of the coverage of Supervisor Bill Horn’s run-in with the North County Times. Benedetto wanted to point out that he and a wireless company executive had met with more county officials than the Times gave them credit for.
The newspaper said he hadn’t met with anyone other than Horn. Benedetto said he met with Supervisor Ron Roberts on April 16, 2007 and with land-use aides for Cox, Jacob and Slater-Price on March 28, 2007.
Turns out he wasn’t quite right, either. Jennifer Stone, the spokeswoman for Supervisor Dianne Jacob, wrote in an e-mail today that Jacob’s land-use aide did not meet with Benedetto.
Our records indicate that Supervisor Jacob’s land-use advisor did not attend such a meeting on March 28, 2007.
We plan to contact Mr. Benedetto and encourage him to correct his records.
In addition, we intend to ask that, in the future, Mr. Benedetto refer all District Two scheduling questions to our office, not his.