From a Watchdog in Coos Bay:
LETTER TO THE EDITOR / FORUM SECTION
Several letters supporting the South Coast Community Foundation have been posted here recently. These letters find fault with those who oppose the Community Enhancement Plan that is intended to assure that the monies for our schools that may go to those organizations as taxes, and via Salem, will be retained here.
Recently, the city official tasked with drafting SCCF Bylaws that are acceptable to the community argued that she must hurry to get this job done to meet self - imposed and meaningless deadlines and because the Jordan Cove Energy groundbreaking will happen soon. Huh! Does she know something that we don’t?
Problem - nobody is arguing against the SCCF or the CEP or keeping money local. There are no fools among us. People don’t want to be mushrooms and they are arguing that the SCCF emphasis on keeping you, the citizen, the owners of that money, uninvolved and in the dark, is wrong. They argue against the three self - appointed SCCF officers / directors who you did not and will not elect or appoint and over whom you have no control. They are concerned that the parent of Jordan Cove Energy has not agreed in writing to give the people one cent of the money that proponents say will be coming our way. The cart is before the horse. They argue that the SCCF Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, as written, offer no benefit to the average citizen. And they are angry because three people have apparently been working hidden from public view for ten years with Jordan Cove Energy on this SCCF matter.
SCCF proponents set forth a “Trust US” argument. Like Allstate, we are in the capable hands of three pillars of the community - some among us have disagreed. Problem - one of the three pillars intends to resign from SCCF soon; a second has made veiled threats to do the same. Who are the unknown pillars who we will be trusting with our money in the future? Some proponents tie SCCF to jobs. The subjects are unrelated.
It’s your money! Ask the politicians who have a fiduciary responsibility to you why they don’t want you involved in the SCCF matter. Don’t they trust us?
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