I just sent an email to the Douglas County Commissioners asking them to remove Chris Spens from the HADCO Board of Commissioners because he is refusing to meet with his fellow HADCO Commissioners. The email I sent to the DC Commissioners regarding this is below, which includes two emails between HADCO Commissioners.
Dear Douglas County Commissioners,
Here is just one more reason that your decision to reappoint Chris Spens to the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners earlier this year was a mistake. This should demonstrate to you that Mr. Spens is not interested in the well being of HADCO. He has failed over and over again to fulfill his fiduciary duty, yet he is now in the position to control all business of the organization because he is refusing to conduct business with his fellow commissioners.
As you should be able to extrapolate from the emails, there is a legal matter pending before the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) that may have adverse consequences for HADCO. Chris was the only current HADCO Board who was there when the complaint with BOLI was filed.
Chris’ refusal to meet with his fellow HADCO Commissioners is on the heels of him stalking out of the HADCO Board meeting last week. This eliminated the quorum so business had to stop. He left because he was not getting his way after trying to stop me from commenting on an agenda item when he had allowed other members of the audience comment agenda items previously.
This should be grounds for removing him from the HADCO Board of Commissioners.
Fwd: meeting about the BOLI complaint
|From:||Jamie Sanchez <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: Christian G. Spens <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 2:21 PM
Subject: RE: meeting about the BOLI complaint
To: Jamie Sanchez <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Dolly Newman <Dnewman@hadcor.org>
I have no intention of attending another HADCO meeting until such time that two additional commissioners are appointed by the County Commissioners and a Chair and Vice Chair are elected. If those appointments are not made by Jan 5th I will meet for the sole purpose of fulfilling the annual plan requirements, nothing else.
From: Jamie Sanchez [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 9:03 AM
To: Jody Ahlstedt; Christian G. Spens
Cc: Dolly Newman
Subject: meeting about the BOLI complaint
Dear Fellow Commissioners,
As you are well aware, we did not discuss the pending BOLI complaint at our meeting this past Thursday. After the meeting, I had asked Dolly to contact Chris to see about setting up a meeting, even if it is just an executive session, to deal with this issue. Since I have not heard back from her, I am writing to both of you to try to set up a time to have a meeting. Since we are under a time constraint here and I am not interested in the state taking adverse action against us due to our failure to act, I would like us to meet this week if possible. If both of you are available in a few days from now, could you meet to deal with this? Please remember that we have to give Dolly a few days notice so that she can notice it out to the public. If we are going to make a decision, that too has to be noticed out to the public. I look forward to hearing from both of you.