All Candidates Meeting October 19, 2016 from 7 – 9 pm. Union Bay Community Hall.
Listened to the audio and WOW. First of all, let’s look at this transparency Rick Bitten was going on about. How he would be transparent and the previous board was not transparent. If Rick Bitten believes in transparency, why did he object to the meeting being recorded? Bullshit. This guy is another one who makes claims contrary to his actions. Transparency like the two existing trustees who simply refuse to respond to emails questioning their public statement?
Rick claims he researches. Well, what has he researched regarding the position he’s seeking? He is ignorant of the flaws in the expired 2011 WIA so obviously he didn’t research that. Rick claims there’s no information on the UBID website in spite of Jim Elliott advising there are links on the UBID providing the information. Rick thinks he’s going to be able to get a lawyer who will sit down and explain the expired agreement. Funny, ask Cleve about when he and Bruce asked for a lawyer to explain in detail their concerns with the agreement in 2011 prior to UBID signing were told NO by de Jersey, Royer and Godfrey.
I don’t care how long your family or you have lived in Union Bay. It doesn’t automatically make you informed. Rick Bitten has had many years to find out and be informed about the issues facing our community and like so many others just couldn’t be bothered. There are lots of people in this community who don’t want to get involved in the issues and problems at UBID and Rick Bitten has been one of them.
I don’t care how long someone has lived here if they have taken the time to educate themselves on the issues. I’m not about to give someone a pat on the back who can’t be bothered to educate themselves and want kudos because they have existed in one location. Only in Union Bay.
Rick claims the 2011 expired WIA is transparent and has been studied 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – BUT NOT BY YOU RICK. Rick has made up his mind as he asks what is the alternative? How can he make a statement like that when he hasn’t read the agreement. Jesus Christ.
Sorry, Rick. You haven’t done the very first thing you claim as a model – RESEARCH!
Here’s the audio of the meeting. (was pleasantly surprised at the quality – better than the video camera in that room.)