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General News · 28th November 2018
Jon Knowles
In this morning's online edition of the CR Mirror was a story about how Cortes must expect further delays regarding the referendum. It states that Area D Director Brenda Leigh says that "she has heard concerns from Cortes residents via Email". Not we but she, as if only she saw them.

It would have been only proper to address correspondence to the regional board as a whole where it would have been entered into the record, seen by everyone, not to an individual board member. If these emails affected her decisions, don't we deserve to know what was said in them?

How do we know that the content of these emails was accurate and written in good faith? And how many emails, for how long, from how many individuals? We don't need to know the names of the people, that's not important. We do need to know what information is being used in decisions that affect us. For now, let's give the issues a rest and talk about the process which has brought us here.