An altercation involving two attendees prompted an early lunch break during Wednesday’s meeting of the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors.
During a brief break from board discussions of marijuana issues, Michael Falvey claimed he was assaulted by a Lori White, of Angels Camp.
He said that White confronted him, with her finger in his face. He then pointed his finger in her face, and she responded by slapping him across the head.
Falvey declined to press charges, so White was released by deputies from the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office after they concluded brief interviews of both parties involved.
Cpl. Tyson McMahon said the sheriff’s department will prepare a report to document the incident.
White was a candidate for appointment to the Angels Camp City Council in 2016 when that panel was short on members for the elected position. Ultimately, she was not selected.
White said she “just wanted to go home” after she was informed by deputies she was going to be released Wednesday.
The sequence prompted an early lunch break at 11:20 a.m., when Board Chairman Gary Tofanelli ordered the board chambers to be vacated.
Before the confrontation with White, Falvey had told White to keep her comments to herself after she told another attendee who sang a song in support of marijuana regulations to “move to Colorado.”
White responded that, if Falvey did not like her thoughts, it was his problem.
During the break, Falvey said she approached him before the finger pointing began.
White said in her interview with deputies that Falvey was large and intimidating.
She was asked not to return to the meeting.
Discussions resumed at 1 p.m. Supervisors are considering whether to regulate or ban cannabis cultivation in the county permanently.