Board of County Commissioners August 19, 2007
Dear Commissioners Schrader, Peterson and Kennemer,
I hereby submit my resignation from the Villages at Mt. Hood Board of Directors.
I find that my values and commitments to the Villages concept do not match those of the County Liaison. The recent actions on upgrading the Bylaws has brought, what I consider, less than honorable actions and roughshod trampling of the public trust.
I view that the covenant between the BCC and the Community, as embodied in the Bylaws and the Complete Communities Ordinance, has been made a sham by the actions of the County Liaison in collusion with some BOD member. Their attitude, actions, and statements that the
I also view that the actions of County Liaison and some Directors have been to trample on the public trust that was essential in retaining support for the Villages. I am very disappointed in minimalist approach to community involvement endorsed by the County Liaison over the past year. As one BOD member gleefully noted, the County Liaison never seemed concerned about actually working hard to gain community involvement, only whether County Counsel thought the actions would skate by Oregon Public meeting laws.
In my opinion, the actions on the Bylaw were determined to railroad through changes without community input:
I wish you luck with the experiment "villages and hamlets" but I can no long support the current implementation and will no longer volunteer my time for it.