by Dan Gibson
Michael Hicks, TUSD board member and burrito conspiracy theorist, made the Star today with his complaint that all these pesky citizens keep wanting to talk at TUSD board meetings. Sure, there is probably a conversation to be had about the public comment time and whether something can be done to keep the topics germane to issues facing the board at that meeting. However, Hicks, because he's Michael Hicks and is good at this sort of thing, managed to frame the issue based on the fact that he gets sleepy by nine-ish:
"It's hard for me," Hicks said. "Before you know it, it's 10 p.m. and I'm making decisions that will affect every child in TUSD, and I'm not making good decisions because I'm not functioning well because it's late at night."
An unrelated note: Michael Hicks' term ends in 2014.