[Watchdogs] Director wants limits on public statements (Saturdays Stateman)
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Tue Jan 27 07:35:33 CST 2009
New leadership wades into debate on openness
By Claudia Grisales <mailto:cgrisales at statesman.com>
Saturday, January 24, 2009
A Pedernales Electric Cooperative board member is pushing for a policy
that could impede his fellow directors from speaking freely to the media
and others about issues before the country's largest member-owned utility.
James Williams, who was elected to the Pedernales board in June, has
drafted a two-page proposal directing board members to speak positively
about the co-op and channel some of their public statements through
management for approval.
Williams came up with the policy after an apparent disagreement with
another new director, Patrick Cox, over a newspaper opinion piece Cox
wrote in December dealing with a scathing review of the co-op's former
management by Navigant Consulting Inc.
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