We read Bridget Maloney’s letter to the editor (published March 4), “A report on co-op meeting” with disappointment and disbelief. Maloney’s “report” grossly distorts recent events and damages the good reputations of our employees and board members.
To set the record straight, no board member faces criminal charges. Maloney’s insinuations to the contrary are false and irresponsible. She is not a news reporter.
Her facts are not checked. The baseless suggestion that criminal charges await Board President Daniel Romero is pure fiction, not the work of a journalist accountable for what she writes.
Maloney (allegedly) attended only part of the meeting she criticized. Had she stayed, or checked her facts, she would know:
• The audit committee Maloney claims we were reluctant to appoint was actually appointed that very evening.
• The co-op has never paid Daniel Romero to store materials on his property. Maloney, however, misrepresented this generosity as Daniel Romero having “cooked up a scheme.” The “scheme” is unfounded.
• Allowing members five minutes to speak on any topic at board meetings keeps meetings orderly and efficient. It is common practice at public meetings and does not “repress the concerns of the members.” Members may also write to the board with concerns and to request information.
We urge our members to examine the facts, not misinformation.
Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative Inc.