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Ref: “Question whether the Earth has moved”, 11 June 2024

 |  Elisabeth Resl  | 

The Informer published an article about the formation of an “Alliance” (21 May), a potential opportunity for co-operation of Residents and Ratepayers Associations across the Peninsula. The article reflected the information made available to The Informer at the time and it was clear to the reader that the formation of such an Alliance would be work in process.

Ever since this article appeared The Informer has come under constant, utterly unjustified attack by individual letter writers. It appears that the ‘formation process’ of the Alliance did not run quite as smoothly and KRRA and other associations were eventually no longer willing to participate.

Such changes could have been communicated to The Informer in a factual, civilized, transparent and informative manner by those responsible for the decision to not participate (relevant committees). Steps of the decision-making process could have been explained including whether members (ratepayers) were provided with an opportunity to vote on the decision or whether it was a ‘captain’s call’.

There was ample opportunity to clarify the situation for everyone without the need for pointless, and frankly pathetic squabbles with the editors of The Informer who generously provide the forum for these confrontational letters.

The Informer published an article about the formation of an “Alliance” (21 May), a potential opportunity for co-operation of Residents and Ratepayers Associations across the Peninsula. The article reflected the information made available to The Informer at the time and it was clear to the reader that the formation of such an Alliance would be work in process.

Ever since this article appeared The Informer has come under constant, utterly unjustified attack by individual letter writers. It appears that the ‘formation process’ of the Alliance did not run quite as smoothly and KRRA and other associations were eventually no longer willing to participate.

Such changes could have been communicated to The Informer in a factual, civilized, transparent and informative manner by those responsible for the decision to not participate (relevant committees). Steps of the decision-making process could have been explained including whether members (ratepayers) were provided with an opportunity to vote on the decision or whether it was a ‘captain’s call’.

There was ample opportunity to clarify the situation for everyone without the need for pointless, and frankly pathetic squabbles with the editors of The Informer who generously provide the forum for these confrontational letters.


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