Free Speech Under Attack?

gregory young

Well as much as we would like to move on from the West Valley Water board they seem to want to be the main topic of conversation. Newly elected Water Board Director Gregory Young who I have never met has taken it upon himself to attack our blog. I don’t know this man and I have no strong feelings one way or the other.

So why am I writing this article? Right? Well when the West Valley Water Board made a move away from the Roberts Rules of Order in lue of the Rosenberg Rules of Order some questioned if this was a move to control or silence the other board members and/or the public. Of course the board denied that this was their intention but now you have Board Member Gregory Young advocating that this blog not be able to post links to our online content on a popular Bloomington Community page.

Here is what the group uses as its rules for posting:

CODE OF CONDUCT:

The following is a list of guidelines for commenting on our wall and posts. Stay positive and let’s have fun.

*No spamming
*No offensive language.
*We may remove any URL for any reason.
*No personal attacks (hostile, derogatory or deliberately insulting comments toward a specific individual or group).
*No business advertising or political promotions are allowed, not-for-profit organization promotion is allowed.
*No flaming (posting comments intended to induce an angry response).
*If you have an inquiry regarding constituent services, it’s always best to call Supervisor Josie Gonzales’ office (909) 387-4565 to formalize your concern.
*This group reserves the right to remove any comment at any time for any reason.
Please note: if a portion of a comment is inappropriate, the entire comment will be deleted.

This is a group created to act as a discussion forum for the San Bernardino County community known as Bloomington and the Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) that represents it.

Feel free to post and share any interesting thoughts, ideas, concerns, or news that pertain to the citizens of Bloomington. Any information about county projects or issues involving Bloomington will be shared here as well.

We reached out to the supervisors office and we were supposed to get a call back on whether we are breaking the rules of the group. Nobody has called us back but I’m sure the county is busy with last week’s terrorist attack.

What do you think should a water board director be able to force another elected official to silence the community?

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Louetta Gosney
    Dec 12, 2015 @ 01:23:19

    The inflammatory remarks that have been made over the past few weeks are not necessary and are unpleasant to read on this venue! I go to this site for information about Bloomington, and leave this site upset because of such remarks! Please stop them.
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