Whoa! This was an informal meeting sponsored by the boat show
( I think 'cause I live in the Marina and heard about it at the boat show). It was not a government
meeting subject to any kind of regulation.
They were not hiding anything by starting early - the problem was there were TOO MANY people there! When I entered the Pavilion - the closest I could get was three rows back.
I think the early start was typical of the whole problem - the officials involved are just winging it and improvising as they go along. They just don't seem to realize how many people are concerned or affected and they sure don't know how upsetting it is to most of us.
Let's hope something important was said and Lat '38 or the San Diego
Log publishes something soon.