Supervisor 1st District, Roger Gitlin – May 1, 2020
We all know the Chamber of Commerce has cancelled the 4th July Parade. Tragic !
What you may not know is a group of community members were invited to a ZOOM meeting with Executive Director Cindy Vosberg, Chamber president Melodee Mitcheii and several other members of the Board who said and spoke nothing. Joining me was Tab Associates Tony Barnes, Radio Host and writer Sam Strait, asking several questions, and asking the Board to reconsider its decision.
1.) Would the Board consider a re-vote as we have ZERO active COVID cases, ZERO deaths and three recoveries ( non hospitalized) who are back in the community?
2) Since Curry County and Brookings have initiated Phase 1 of opening up its economy, does this change your mind?
ANSWER : NO
3) Would you go back to your Board and write a letter to Gov. Newsom to request an exemption?
4) Would you poll your membership to learn their thoughts on the decision to cancel the 4th of July Parade?
The discussion was a complete waste of all parties time since I am certain the meeting was a lip service.
Mr. Barnes justifiably become concerned that the Chamber Board was not listening to him, and he left the ZOOM meeting.
Shortly thereafter Executive Director Vosburg terminated the Meeting,
Not one individual from the Board, other than Medlodee Mitchell, spoke at all. Why were they there?
I have been a Chamber member but I must ask myself how is the Chamber helping its members who are dying om the vine, as you read this post. What does the Visitors Bureau do? We have no visitors.
The 15-0 vote sheeple mentality.
The Chamber Board lacks objectivity and tolerance on diverse opinion. Very unhealthy.
It is my hope many of you who read this will express your sentiments to the Chamber. Follow this group here on what the community thinks about this decision.