Old speakers and older council members

It was a pretty heated meeting Monday night in La Verne.

But a reprieve came about halfway into public comments. A Police Department volunteer was talking about how crucial a public safety bond would be for the department, which is in dire need of space. In the middle of his comments, he made a reference to his age.

“I think I’m probably the oldest person here, well maybe…..” The volunteer then turned to Councilman Robert Rodriguez. The entire room immediately erupted in laughter. Now I’m not sure how old Rodriguez is, and I’m not about to ask, needless to say, Rodriguez did not look too amused.