Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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CPCSD director’s belligerent behavior

EDITOR:

Once again Cameron Park Community Services District Director Scott McNeil’s antipathy towards members of the community was on display at the June CPCSD board meeting. This time Director McNeil objected (vociferously and out of turn) to hand-written signs displayed by community member Bill Carey. The signs depicted the obscene graffiti that had been painted on the walls of the CPCSD skate park. Mr. McNeil was angered that Mr. Carey would display such signs to the board and the public at the meeting. He found the signs highly offensive.

Of course, that was exactly Mr. Carey’s point, that highly offensive graffiti was allowed to remain in public view of children and their mothers for nearly two weeks at the skate park before it was removed. Mr. McNeil did not seem nearly as upset about the public display of obscenity at the skate park as he did Mr. Carey’s signs at the board meeting.

Certainly the most obscene display of the evening was Director McNeil interrupting and yelling at Mr. Carey and at Board President Greg Stanton that Mr. Carey must be thrown out of the meeting. McNeil eventually caused such a disruption of the open forum portion of the meeting that President Stanton called for a recess. Director McNeil, not being satisfied with the level of disruption he had already caused, entered the room after the recess and angrily approached Mr. Carey, coming within arm’s reach of him still insisting that Mr. Carey needed to be removed from the meeting.

This pattern of aggressive and belligerent behavior by Director McNeil is nothing new, but it does seem to be escalating. I have seen his aggression demonstrated towards the public and towards the female members of the board repeatedly. Director McNeil’s behavior is beneath the dignity of a grown man, far less that of a person who holds public office. If Director McNeil would put just half as much effort into preparing for board meetings and thinking of ways to resolve some of the district’s problems (such as the chronically unsafe and unwholesome environment at the skate park) as he does in attacking people who disagree with him, then we might have a person worthy of the title of director. As it now stands he is of virtually no value to the board or the community he was elected to serve.

DAVID GELBER
Cameron Park

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Discussion | 9 comments

  • BoredJuly 29, 2013 - 9:00 am

    Why is it that that some people have nothing better to do with their lives than fabricate stories? Dave Gelber, Bill Carey, Barbara Rogers, Gerald Lillpop! Self-professed malcontents! I actually pity this group...what a sad existence.

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  • Barbara RogersJuly 29, 2013 - 12:17 pm

    So sorry Dear "BORED". If you don't like reading these letters, than don't. And don't put your feelings out on this blog. These are not lies, we have the tape of the meeting and I have a video, do there you have it. I also am sick of people like you who hide your identity behind "boring" fake names. We are not malcontents, we are merely citizens who want the truth to be told. If you really cared about Cameron Park you would get involved and find out that the Community Center is losing more money year after year. I pity you who cannot show your true self. So if you are interested in seeing and hearing the evidence, let me know.

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  • BoredJuly 29, 2013 - 3:03 pm

    Its truly ironic that you, of all people Barbara, being so concerned with the truth are the one who stated that your a bunch of malcontents. Knowing the type of people you all are if there were even the slightest evidence to support your wacked thinking you would have provided it by now. I think I remember reading that you benefited financially by CP's purchase of a fire engine. Guess we will have to add hypocrite to your list.

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  • EvelynJuly 29, 2013 - 3:16 pm

    Bored: When making anonymous allegations it is particularly useful to provide supporting evidence. (You "THINK you remember reading" ... .) Nobody would think to accuse you of lying if you would be so good as to provide a shred of tangible evidence.

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  • BrendaJuly 29, 2013 - 3:47 pm

    The best way to daylight this groups agenda is to attend the meetings. I have been to a few and cannot stomach the disgraceful behavior of the self professed malcontents! And to Evelyn I have heard Barbara refer to her group this way. My impression of their behavior is that it is being choreographed by Shiva Frentzen. The same Frentzen that voted to allow profanity!

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  • EvelynJuly 29, 2013 - 5:15 pm

    Brenda: You point to matters of speech, behavior, and agenda. Which troubles you the most?

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  • Barbara RogersJuly 29, 2013 - 9:28 pm

    "Bored", count yourself as being fortunate that do not know who you are. I don't know what the heck you are talking about regarding me personally benefiting from a purchase of a new fire engine. You are a liar and I will find out who you are so you had better get a good attorney. This is pure lies by you, a person who can't even say who you are. You make me sick. I don't have to provide any evidence to you or anyone. I will save it for the right moment. Go crawl back under the rock that you live under.

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  • EvelynJuly 29, 2013 - 9:45 pm

    Barbara: Do you suppose Bored and "Brenda" are one and the same?

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  • Barbara RogersAugust 01, 2013 - 8:51 am

    Yes Evelyn, I do think that "Bored" and "Brenda" are one in the same. If not then they are related for good friends. How do you spell Scott McNeil? Oh, I just did.

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