By Paul Strauss, Dana Point
Mr. Inouye, I address you in your capacity of the president of the Friends of the Dana Point Library Association Board, once again. And once again I write to you on the subject matter of the inspectors of the election to be held Sunday, December 9.
My previous letter, dated two weeks ago and requesting the names and contact details of the three inspectors you stated would be appointed for the upcoming election, has gone unanswered. Thus, I now wish to put on open record what previously was a polite, private and specific enquiry.
Not only have you failed in your duty to answer a relevant and important question put to you by a standing member of the Association, but you do so whilst the election is being run under the care of a judge who has expressed the desire for the election to be conducted fairly and openly.
I now draw your attention to the bylaws of the Association that require that notice of the annual general meeting be circulated to the members at least two weeks before the date (and custom includes that the agenda accompany this notice) and that both the president and the treasurer are required to deliver their annual reports. I trust that this time, unlike the nomination meeting in October, you or the treasurer will give a full account of the money spent on suing members of this association, now reputed to be about $35,000.
Please note that in the absence of your confirmation that inspectors have been appointed to monitor the election process; members of the Association have the intention of monitoring all aspects of the procedures including the public opening of mailed ballots and the counting of all ballots.