Opinion

Few board members' views don't represent membership

candidates I recently attended the Hollywood Hill Association (HHA) annual meeting.
    The concern raised by many was in regard to the latest Newsletter article on a proposed multi-use park located on the South Bypass in Woodinville. The article stated that the board would reserve judgment on this plan, but the information in the Newsletter was very unbalanced, inaccurate, and negatively biased. It created a level of doubt, fear, and uncertainty that was unwarranted.
    The members who spoke had really one question: Should the few board members' personal views represent the membership, or will the board seek or poll the membership and have that majority represent the stand which the HHA will take?
    The board would not answer this question directly. It was very disappointing to see that a few board members' views were framing an agenda that apparently does not represent its membership.
    Whether this project or others in the future are right, wrong, or indifferent, I firmly believe that the process and responsibility of the HHA is to inform, research, and to act in the best interest of the membership, for the membership and by its membership.

Bob Blevins, HH resident, Woodinville West Little League Board Member