While the tone of the April 13th meeting was more conciliatory than that of the first one in December, I hope that BPC residents don’t get seduced into this “let’s all have a beer and chat” mood.
The problems that exist regarding the legitimacy of BPCA governance are serious, and will not be easily corrected. Issues raised during the “one minute per resident” time period allotted, though valid, didn’t come close to the important questions raised by BPC residents and printed in the Broadsheet.
We are all busy people and cannot be expected to sit through public relations announcements and advertising that belong in the BPCA newsletter or on its website.
Several people left in the midst of all this self-promotion and may not return for the July meeting. Is this the point? Is it the BPCA hopes that in time, the attendance will be so sparse that these meetings can be stopped?
Daniel Squadron seemed to have a pre-arranged agreement to “change the tone” of the residential community’s approach to our governance issues. I believe that his interjection was inappropriate.
These meetings should be a serious engagement between BPCA and the community about our democratic rights as residents, not a pep rally for BPCA programs.
Or will the important governance issues just fade away in a wave of bonhomie?
I hope not.