Fraser Valley Rec District board didn’t answer citizens’ questions
To the Editor:
The Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District board and staff did a very good job of “crowd control” at the open forum last Tuesday in Fraser. However, I would rate their job of answering questions asked by the community as poor.
Too many had to ask their question multiple times to get an
answer and some never got one, and some answers bordered on bogus.
Sorry, guys, ” you have been functioning like the proverbial politician.
If you truly would like community involvement and help and want to work together with the community as was stated at the meeting and previously in the paper, you must be forthcoming and straight with your information to the community. To date, this does not appear to have occurred.
This project could be compared to other questionable elections in many ways. Even thought it’s “elected,” the community as a whole does not give it good approval ratings. I fear its term may be fraught with difficulties.
Remember, it’s called the community enhancement project, not the Grand Park (Cornerstone) enhancement project.
Another issue that is of concern to the community is board conflict of interest. (Board member) Beth (Sands), it’s definitely good to have your historical knowledge and nothing against you personally, but isn’t your involvement with the rec center as a FVMRD board member a direct conflict of interest, considering you are working for- Cornerstone? How is this being justified by the board?
Disclosing it on a form as is proposed does not make the conflict any less. I think the community is owed, at the very least, that you excuse yourself from meetings with Cornerstone and not voting on decisions thereof.
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