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Here’s The Scoop….CIC PARTY BOARD

WILL THEY LEAVE THE BOARD?…..

The non- M & F “faction” of the 9 member CIC Party Board must be wondering….how they jump ship?….

In the BTSTimes…article……written by “staff writer”….. guaranteed to be written by an M & Ms & F…..

it is written…. “Mr. Dodd chose to take to the podium to announce his decision during a victory party the CIC was holding for 4th of July.”…

Board members are well aware…that it was the CIC Board who invited Stuart Dodd to the meeting to address the members….with a invitation given for just this purpose by Executive Board member Bob Roberts….after the board did a “poll”…one of the numerous that were consistently done from the time the first e-mail was received by the Chair…Cristie Furth….

Outside of the meeting…despite her claims…otherwise….Chair Cristie Furth…told Comm. Dodd…if he did not read BOTH letters…SHE WOULD….

BCbythesea…nice going…..for a Chair of an organization…….to “threaten” an elected official….

So he did…thinking it would be better…if HE read his words…rather than the Chair!….

Those Board members…who were privy to the invite…and/or carried it out…should be questioning big time all that is written in this Times edition….7/24/08…

BCbythesea…history….

At one of the final CIC board meetings…before the election…in the continuing contentious atmosphere leading up to the day of the vote….

There was discussion on changing the CIC By-Laws…. for the new election in April…..

To allow more on the board…than the present 7….extending it to 9…

To NOT allow sitting commissioners to be on the board….

To allow members rather than the board to elect the chair/ vice- chair/ secretary/ and treasurer….

One big bone of contention came from the idea…that spouses…or significant others of a sitting elected official should not be on the board….

McIntee was incensed!…..He thought it was “aimed at Moe”….( Mrs. McIntee)….

No matter how it was explained…that it was just good “practice”…

for how could you discuss anything doing with the commission…such as strategy…or potential action…and be assured it would not go back to the commission?…

He fought…had the backing…and it lost…

BCbythesea….alas Maureen McIntee is now vice-chair…and is essentially in this writer’s opinion….an extension of her husband the Vice Mayor’s voice on the CIC Party Board…case in point!….

The reason a few on the board and this writer wanted the group to be 9….the fear of a M & Ms & Fs…board…also an extension of Vice Mayor McIntee….

offering no “balance”….

BCbythesea….this whole situation from the moment the 1st e-mail…to the board…(from Comm. Dodd)….was received by Chair Critsie Furth….and the lack of “input” from the full CIC board…with a meeting called to discuss… in person….at the table….to vote on…….and if the “leave” was not given…due to a lack of it being in the CIC By-Laws…a vote to present to the members…..shows exactly why we pushed for the 9!….Case in point!….

The call for NO sitting commissioner on the board…was fought against by….McIntee…despite…being under investigation…for exactly that at this time from the Florida Ethics Committee!…

The reason it won…miraculously….Cristie Firth voted for no commissioners on the board…and McIntee backed down….

The chair and vice chair…voted in by the members…was to prevent a Furth/McIntee…leadership…this writer admits….but it is said that active campaigning…and a last minute…maneuver….of NOT allowing those who run for an executive position… and lose………..to be allowed to then run for a regular board seat….

BCBythesea…when this writer heard this one.. it was a shocker…….

It would be like saying to all those presidential candidates…running right now…NO…you can not run for Senator or the congressman…..YIKES!….

The apprehension those of us had over the future of the CIC….due to what we encountered and endured on a regular basis in the campaign…..from the M & Ms & Fs…….has come true…SAD TO SEE!

SO WHAT WILL THE CIC BOARD DO?….

BCbythesea…was asked…”How do you stop a bully?…These guys are bullies!”…

My reply…

“You keep opposing them….because then….. they cannot control their bullying…and more will open their eyes to witness it!”….

With more eyes opening…courtesy of the BTSTimes…and McIntee on the dais….

The bullies can be stopped!….

more to come….

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