Wednesday, August 20, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS
County Counsel retires next week
DSC_6408e RETIRING COUNTY COUNSEL Ed Knapp next to an easel with his "Ed-isms."
After 21 years in the department, including the past nearly two years as County Counsel, Ed Knapp is hanging up his "neologisms" and closing his "Brown Act for Dummies" book. Knapp spends hours every week sitting at the County Counsel's table in the Board of Supervisors chambers answering or being ready to answer any legal questions a supervisor or staff member may put to him. And sometimes, completely unlawyer-like, he even says, "I don't know."

He does, however, know "Knapp's law of public meetings — The hot air expands to fill the time allotted."

Knapp laughs telling about moving from New Hampshire in 1971 in an old beater. "Wherever the car dies is where we'll stay," he recalled. The car made it all the way to San Francisco, so that became ...

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