FoPAL board member unfairly attacks Palo Alto Public Library
Original post made by Sanford Forte, Evergreen Park, on Jul 10, 2006
It should be clear from posts placed on another thread what level of operational interference has been visited on the Palo Alto Public Library by some FoPAL board members.
I am starting a new thread because Bob Moss, a FoPAL board member, and initiator of the other library thread on this forum cleverly - and disingenuously - entitled his post as follows: "city fails to spend donated money for libraries".
The title of that post is midleading on its face, and leads all who go to Palo Alto Online's forum to immediately see a thread that places the Palo Alto Public Library in a defensive position with insinuations, falsehoods and imagined failings of our public library.
In fact, Mr. Moss - again, a board member of FoPAL - continues - as he has in past months - to attempt a verbal assault on our Public Library that is unconscionable.
What I find even more surprising is that many of Mr. Moss fellow board memnbers remain silent in this foorum as he continues to imply that Palo Alto's library staff is incompetent; that it doesn't know what it's doing; that it misuses or inefficiently spends donated funds, and so on.
It's time that FoPAL members and donors put a stop to this outrage, and demand that a new board be put in place at FoPAL, Clearly, the current board has not managed to keep its own house in order, or control one of its own members who continues unabated - here, at LAC meetings, and in City Council meetings, to level egregious attacks on an institution and staff that his organization is supposed to be helping.
Thus, this thread is created to make an attempt at thorwing some sunshine on the macinations of FoPAL's current dominant positions, and how those positions and/or the people responsible for them can be changed.