Big Bear City, CA, March 15, 2012 6:00 pm - The Big Bear Airport District at their regularly scheduled meeting on March 14th, 2012 exercised a rarely used provision of their Board Members Social Contract to admonish one of their fellow board members. Director Gloria Green was accused of violating the decorum and social contract in addition violating the Brown Act specifically surrounding employee evaluations completed in committee session which were closed.
Airport President Gary Steube read from the proposed resolution: “Specifically, on February 2, 2012, she not only insisted that she should be able to attend the closed session, she refused to vacate the meeting room, announcing that she would not accept the advice from legal counsel and that she did not care if it was a violation of the Brown Act.
Director Gloria Greene went on to say: “ I’m sorry if you feel that I am the problem on this board but I’m here for the people and I’m going to be the problem” Later she went on to say: “Anybody wanting to see the Social Contract that I’ve got going with this group … I’ll show it to you” “ I have no patience with it and I didn’t come here to be their friend”.
In response to other board members comments she went on to say: “and I don’t care what goes on here I don’t care what they adopt, I’m here for the people until the people remove me … the people remove me … either by recall or just don’t vote for me in November.”
In response President Steube went on to reply: “This is not an attempt to remove Director Greene from office, we can not do that” He later went on to say; “In my view this board has come a tremendous amount of distance in the last 6 years in terms of the transparency in which it operates”
It was the opinion of Director Chuck Knight: “I believe that the people in general want us to follow these policies, support them and obeyed by them”
And with that the vote was taken with the results: “So resolution number 2012-01 the public censure of Board Member Greene passes, by a vote of 4 to one with Director Greene in opposition”. With that action taken Director Gloria Greene was removed from the Lease Committee and will need board approval to cover airport related conference travel.