Saturday, October 18, 2008

LETTER: Chamber controlled by elite players

"I believe 'C of C support of homerule troublesome' is partially correct.

"Like the PDCVB, the Chamber, while at face value a democratic member-centric organization, is controlled by the larger elite players and power brokers from within its ranks that typically control its board. For instance, many of those who compose the Lancaster Alliance...coincidentally where Tom Baldridge last worked while shoving the CC down our throats.

"I believe that this subset of its membership wants home rule which will:

1) remove the minority presence on the board and
2) centralize power in the hands of the new administrator.

"Anyone care to take a wager with me as to what former or current presidnet of our chamber will be up for that position if home rule comes into existence?"