Don't Give A Darned For The Community: Just Dot i's, Cross t's
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 3:34 PM
Subject: re: candidates for BOD
Susan, there are no new candidates applying for board positions. The County administration staff made the decision not to ask for applications from current board members since they have been previously vetted for eligibility. Nate and George fit into that category.
When I requested copies of any new applications or resubmitted ones for the 4 open positions on the
Clackamas County Complete Communities BCC Advisory Board
Villages at Mt. Hood
I got the response, above.
There is nothing wrong with the response but it represented, to me, a very sad commentary on Complete Communities initiative, in general, and the Villages at Mt. Hood BOD in particular:
they don't care.
If the issue is the "paper work": I view that they are absolutely correct - extraneous paperwork, for the bureaucratic purpose of doing paperwork to dot i's and cross t's is a waste.
But, if the issue is
"representing the community" and
an individual showcasing how they have benefited and
been responsive to the community,
I view they are absolutely wrong to skip having an application.
I would have thought people who had been on the BOD for years would want to brag about all they have done.
Apparently not, they give every appearance that
they just don't care
about the community.
They weren't totally evil,
nor were they particularly virtuous,
but their incompetence, deceit, snake oil, and intimidation
made them the Villages of the Darned