Democracy Requires Freedom of Speech

Recent dissonance in Coop Board Meetings has prompted the Human Resources director to “instruct” Colin Fiske to ask a Member  to not disrupt or be barred from the meetings.  This was following a lengthy complaint by several members who expressed dismay that “we’ve been here several sessions and nobody does anything about our suggestions and next session it’s not even mentioned. There is a disconnect between us out here and you (Fiske) up there” . When Melanie, the General Manager ( paid $500 a day) , stood up and responded with a report about breakfast burritos, Member #117 became perturbed, raised his hand, rose and explained that there was a funded ad hoc Members’ consortium organized to remove Fiske and Bettenhousen.  After he walked out the HR director, Michelle, told Colin to bar him from the meetings. Nice open discussion !

2 thoughts on “Democracy Requires Freedom of Speech

  1. Silencing people is not how Democracy works!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Mary Ella Anderson December 8, 2018 — 10:06 pm

    The article by Ryan Burns has been posted on the Lost Coast Outpost. It is a good account, at least he represented my comments the way I remember them. He also gives out the address of this blog. Let the discussions begin.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close