Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: 4Culture’s action is underhanded, unfair

I am opposed to the action recently taken by Jim Kelly at 4Culture to dissolve Island Landmarks and seize the Mukai Garden. His action, done without notice to the nonprofit, is underhanded and unfair. Should an organization not receive ample notification for this type of grave outcome?

Should a board not have the opportunity to correct problems? When public officials are allowed to behave in this manner, it goes against our rights not only as individuals, but as organizations.

And to the people who are fueling this vicious attack, I am embarrassed for all of you. None of you, with the exception of a couple of former disgruntled board members, has had any involvement in this project. What is it that you are taking back? Certainly not time spent on the success of Mukai. Certainly not any monetary contributions. Certainly not a purchase and sale agreement.

Finally, I believe an organization — and/or individuals that are attempting to create a lasting legacy for our Island — should be supported and not condemned. These projects are difficult. It is easy to judge. While many of the judgments being made might seem justified, there is a deeper story.

— Priscilla Beard

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