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Nonny Sagalyn Burack: So much for diversity on town boards


Wednesday, September 02, 2020

How absolutely appalling. Three members of the Community Resources Committee — three town councilors who were all especially vocal in the push to replace Town Meeting with a council on the argument it would bring greater diversity to town government — have voted to replace the one dissident voice on the Planning Board.

The “contrarian” votes included opposition to removing trees. This when the entire civilized world knows well that trees are a valuable component in dealing with climate change. The replacement person has experience in real estate and banking, which apparently will guarantee that he will always vote with the rest of the board. So much for diversity.

Nonny Sagalyn Burack

Amherst