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November 21, 2012
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Regarding the brouhaha in Eagle politics and Eagle Valley Enterprise article concerning Brandi Resa, I find it disgusting as well.

The board has been allowed to demean and ignore Brandi's questions, such as Scot Webster saying that everyone has a moral compass except Brandi? She was duly elected and some of her constituents feel the same way about Roxie Deane's appointment to the ERS District board. While perfectly legal, it is a bit unusual for Roxie to step up to that position when there are dozens of people as qualified as she to do so. Regardless of its definition, a board for a metro taxing district is responsible for seeing that the developer gets his money back for all his investment in a project, as well as the town getting its share after the bonds are paid off. Roxie's defensive blast came, and the current Board members pounced, when Brandi was not present at the meeting. That was not fair or acceptable. And it casts another shadow on the town board.

When Brandi has asked questions, in particular about the budget and financial mistakes in accounting procedures, the board has tended to ignore the issues. She is a CPA and is totally qualified to ask the questions. She has expressed her concern over the board's fiduciary responsibility to the residents of Eagle. I find it ludicrous that no one is interested in discussing the inaccuracies, either in public or executive session. Is it lack of understanding, or something else? What Brandi is striving for is accountability and openness in government, not private meetings outside the public purview. There is nothing the matter with those goals.

According to the EVE, Scott Turnipseed said he was appalled at at Brandi's behavior and what she has written on her blog. What about Brandi's first meeting as an elected trustee when Turnipseed got up in a wig and performed a comic, degrading personal attack on Brandi? It was disgusting and unacceptable, but the board members did not seem to find it so, nor criticize the embarrassing scene.

The whole town needs a lesson in common courtesy and the board members need to move forward and deal with their responsibility as trustees.

Suzie Shepard


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