August 12, 2010
Ms. Dillaha offered another one of her missives in today’s Winter Park/Maitland Observer: http://wpmobserver.com/WPMObserver/article.asp?ID=4319
What possible good can a city commissioner do by repeatedly, publicly, and falsely criticizing another member of the commission? (Answer: None. It can only do harm.)
The continual “work sessions” called by Ms. Dillaha are meaningless efforts by one commissioner or set of commissioners to sway the opinion of other commissioners, not to get “work” done as she asserts.
Each commissioner has the individual responsibility to do their home work, question city staff, establish their position on every issue and then vote. That’s it. Under our charter the city commission acts as a board of directors, not as an operating committee. Any pronouncements to the contrary are simply untrue and any assertion that some member of the commission is irresponsible because they lead according to the spirit and substance of our charter is the true act of irresponsibility.
The only way to assure the character and quality of our city is to seek and elect commissioners who have experienced and realized character and quality in their own lives, and not elect commissioners who give these purposes righteous lip service for personal or political ends.
I wish us all good luck.
Regards, Pete Weldon
700 Via Lombardy
Winter Park, FL 32789