Section 37 of the endangered species act reads:
“If a corporation commits an offence under this Act, an officer, director, employee or agent of the corporation who directed, authorized, assented to, acquiesced in or participated in the commission of the offence is party to and guilty of the offence and is liable on conviction to the punishment provided for the offence, whether or not the corporation has been prosecuted for the offence.”
The audio of the August 11, 2017 council discussion of beach raking is at: http://saublesewer.devuna.com/AudioDocuments.html
(Choose “2017”, then August 11, 2017 Special Council Meeting. The beach discussion starts at 00:43:00 [hr/min/sec] and ends about 01:03:41)
A transcript of the audio is at:
In law they are presumed innocent, but still the August 11, 2017 council meeting audio recording and transcript may suggest that Janice Jackson, Jay Kirkland, and Matt Jackson “directed, authorized, assented to, acquiesced in or participated in the commission of the offence” of damaging piping plover habitat at the beach August and September 2017, and may thus be accountable per section 37.
They should resign immediately. And if they are held accountable in a court of law, they should not be allowed to force the residents to pay their fines.
Also from the August 11, 2017 audio and transcript, it is clear that Ana Vukovic and I tried to stop the bulldozing of plover habitat.
Like so many others, I bet on the wrong horse in 2014. I will not make the same mistake in October.