General News · 15th June 2010
An anonymous note appeared in this week's Cortes Marketer suggesting unethical behaviour on the part of Noba. While I agree with the policy that people should be permitted, even encouraged, to voice their opinions without the fear of retaliation. That is a critical basis for our sense of community. Nevertheless, I was quite disturbed by the unsigned note suggesting that Noba Anderson should resign for ethical reasons. I gather that Noba has an opinion that differs from the author of this comment.
My experience with Noba is that she is an excellent listener and makes a legitimate effort to understand both the wishes and needs of her constituents. I know that she is well-aware of the divisions in community opinion on several current debates. She certainly has expressed her awareness and concerns. She then does her job and provides leadership. I see no reason to accuse her of unethical behaviour and while I may not always or completely agree with her point of view, I feel it wrong to suggest that she does not respect our point of view.
I do not believe that negative anonymous comments are constructive in developing our community. Such notes are also damaging to the Marketer's credibility.
Let's acknowledge our differences in opinions but march on with the respect that our community of individuals deserves.