|Parole Commissioner Doug Drankiewicz on the zoom call.|
Parole Commission Chair John Tate II started this month's zoom meeting with great concern that members of the public may be able to unmute themselves and interrupt the meeting. Apparently something was different with the settings from previous meetings.
After working that out, Tate asked that everyone on the call identify themselves, particularly members of the public who didn't have names up on the zoom because they were just calling in, or had chosen not to insert their names. I don't know why this was important. If I remember correctly back when the monthly meetings happened in person, Tate only did this roll call thing the one time we turned out so many people they had to move the meeting to a larger room.
Anyway, there were about ten people on the call who were not PC staff, which is more than last month, and I suspect this influenced the way things went at the meeting.