The following letter to the editor was published in the Star Tribune in response to the counterpoint article by Park Board Commissioner Bob Fine:
Bob Fine’s Feb. 15 counterpoint suggests the Star Tribune Feb. 7 editorial, “Good start for new board,” “contained false and misleading information.” The same could be said of his counterpoint.
Fine states that “the minority walked out in objection, but had no alternative suggestion.” In fact, the minority, of which I was a part, proposed that we go back to the five semifinalists, and we had received an indication that some were still interested in the position.
Fine also said that “members of a minority on the board made statements that caused both finalists to leave.” That seems to be a perception on his part. There is no evidence that it was the case.
VIVIAN MASON, MINNEAPOLIS;
MINNEAPOLIS PARK AND RECREATION BOARD COMMISSIONER, 1997-20