[Watchdogs] Criticisms of the Current PEC Board Regarding Actions/Inactions
Merle L. Moden
mlmoden at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 23:43:33 CST 2009
I find myself in the peculiar position of defending the current Board
even though I am very disappointed in their failure to address issues
that I have raised.
To what are you referring when you state that the Board is
micromanaging? Please provide examples.
With the old PEC Board we had lawsuit depositions and discovery, and the
Navigant Report to document their miserable governance including both
errors of omission and commission.. With the current Board I am aware
of several failures to act, most particularly, to enforce the Open
Records Policy, to instruct General Manager Garza to substantially
reduce controllable expenses, to suspend the granting of bonuses until
these controllable expenses are substantially reduced, and to enact
reforms. I would prefer that criticisms such as unwilling to listen to
the many professionals we have, atrocious behavior, lack of action,
show-boating for individual ego be accompanied by concrete examples. I
suspect that the current PEC Board would disagree about their "lack of
action", given all those committee meetings. With the exception of
wasting member money on all those committee meetings, to my knowledge
the current PEC Board has committed only errors of omission, at least to
the extent that they have not acted fast enough to please some of us.
Who are those well-informed others outside our coop and what are they
saying? By what measures are our "elected" directors judged to be of
"poor quality", and by whom? What do those well-informed others outside
our coop have to say about the quality of our old Board of Directors?
As I previously stated, I will give this Board one year to accomplish
the reforms that a lot of us were expecting with the election of the
newest members. Based upon current progress, I am not particularly hopeful.
Come now Linda Kaye, are you arguing seriously that the coop had respect
under the Fuelberg and Burnett? We were the laughing stock of the
country to allow these clowns and their lackeys to ride roughshod over
the members and PEC employees for decades.
If this Board refuses to act in the best interests of PEC members, then,
as in any democracy, we go back to the ballot to elect those who will
act in our best interests.
Linda Kaye Rogers wrote:
> Bravo, the light is on!! The micro-managing is indeed slowing things
> down. And it is precisely what a board is NOT suppose to do. And the
> Reform 4 think that they are doing what we, the members want!! I
> would believe that if they were listening to the members, but they are
> not. They are conducting their own ego show and wasting our time and
> money. Worse yet, is the blatant ignorance of PEC affairs that is so
> evident among these four. And they are unwilling to listen to the
> many professionals we have who do know what to do and how to do it.
> I am very disgusted, embarassed and sad about what is happening in our
> coop. These actions will only make other coops more reticent to
> follow our lead in democaracy and transparancy. I don't blame them if
> this is what happens. We have a chance to be a leader in moving coops
> into the 21st Century----instead, we are becoming a laughing stock.
> Yes, I hear from others outside our coop, who are watching things,
> and they are not impressed. They are amazed at the poor quality of
> our "elected" directors, Mr. Williams aside. We may have been
> hood-winked by Fuelberg and Burnett, but at least our coop had respect
> (in spite of shenanigans!!). I am far angrier about this atrocious
> behavior, lack of action, show-boating for individual ego, than some
> of what went on before. That was behind my back, but this is "in my
> face" and with an attitutde that smacks of exactly what we worked to
> get rid of. So what do we do now?
> Linda Kaye
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