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For the past 10 years I have attended the monthly board meetings at the Cameron Park CSD. To say that the current board is unproductive is an understatement.
With only four members on the board, motions die on the floor, or the vote is 2-2. The male members of the board seem to love to team up and attack the female members of the board. They also like to attack the public. Mr. Stanton will even challenge members of the public when he does not like what they say, never missing a trick in his attempts to humiliate people.
This behavior is pathetic. In November, there will be four seats open on the board. I urge the voters of Cameron Park to vote for new blood and hopefully we will get some people who can work together. It is rare to see new faces at the meetings, which is sad. I do not understand why people do not get more involved in their communities. It is important to me to know how my tax dollars are being spent.
The Community Center is draining the budget year after year with deficits of $200,000 or more. The only reason the budget is balanced is because the current administration takes the fire department savings to offset the losses of the Community Center. This is a dangerous practice. Our public safety should be of paramount importance to all of us who live in Cameron Park.
Mr. McNeil and Mr. Stanton both support the general manager. They are fiscally irresponsible and have broken the promises they made to the fire department to protect their funding. Mary Cahill is more concerned with the proposed housing developments and the impact they will on Cameron Park than she is with making the Community Center a success. She has a “What is in it for me?” attitude. For three years she has done nothing but make excuses.
Mr. McNeil and Mr. Stanton agree with every excuse and they both chime in and make more excuses for the failure of the community center. They are blind to what is going and do not deserve to be re-elected if they run in November.
Cahill is not doing her job and really should move on. In fact some say that she really does not work but piles the work on the employees. Others have said that she is a bully to the employees.
It is time for change in government, whether it is local, state of federal. If we want Cameron Park to be a success, then we need to break the cycle of the “good old boys” who try to control things from behind the scenes.