Traverse City Record-Eagle

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April 27, 2014

Editorial: Community deserves better from NMC


Board members’ long-time, overt hostility toward televising their meetings and creating a permanent, taxpayer-accessible record of their decisions remains deeply troubling.

Before the Jan. 27 vote, Bishop wrote in an email to trustee Bill Myers that he opposed videotaping but he’d go with whatever the majority decided. “If the (Record-Eagle) didn’t think that was sufficient I would have a hard time not saying publicly “F --- em” (“That’s a joke Tim”).”

Who are these people and why are they so angry, so contemptuous of state law? Why are they so willing to spend public money to hire a PR firm and lawyer to spin their failures and, apparently, incur court costs to fight a clearly losing battle?

NMC employees and the Grand Traverse community, which supports the college through a property tax levy, deserve and should demand responsive, accountable leadership.

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