Sigh… more of the same. – Jeremy

SAN ANDREAS – Three members of the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors last week violated California’s open-meeting law by getting together behind closed doors with federal officials at Rep. Dan Lungren’s office in Gold River.

Supervisors Gary Tofanelli, Merita Callaway and Darren Spellman admit the meeting happened but could not bring themselves to say they did anything wrong after the incident became public Tuesday.

And here’s why they met:

Tofanelli initially asked for the meeting to get Lungren’s help in resolving conflicts between FEMA and the Corps over how flood plains are mapped in Calaveras County, including along flood-prone Cosgrove Creek in Valley Springs.