Whether it be special interest influence in the political process, or the Republicans’ battle against the health care reform bill, Congressman Pete Stark had a thought or two to share with San Leandro residents, and they had plenty to share back.

Stark, a Democrat who represents California’s 13th District, including San Leandro, spent two hours with local residents at a town hall meeting held at City Hall last Saturday.

Stark kicked off the meeting by talking about the major changes in store with the Republicans in control of the House of Representatives, particularly their push to repeal the hard-fought health care reform bill, or starve it of funds needed for implementation.

Full story at the San Leandro Patch