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Tuesday night I attended the EID emergency board meeting about the drought and water shortage.
The contrast between the way the new board, with recently-elected members Alan Day (president), Greg Prada, and Dr. Dale Coco led the discussion and public dialog could not be in starker contrast with the fascist-authoritarian style of the previous board when John Frazier and George Wheeldon were still in office.
There was genuine and respectful dialog last night. And the resolution outcome was the result of sober consideration between both board and public. It was like an old New England Town Hall Meeting in style and inclusiveness.
Director Bill George said almost nothing. He seemed adrift since the old Authoritarian “Gang-of-Five” no longer held absolute sway (in their minds). Director George Osborne made a few observations, rising to the seriousness of the drought situation by calling on his old fire chief experience.
After the meeting I made a point of congratulating the recently elected directors on the statesman-like way they conducted the public meeting.
Those of you who helped work on the Day, Prada or Coco campaigns could feel glad such responsive individuals have been put into office to handle this serious drought emergency.
RICHARD BOYLAN, PH.D.