From: J. Parker Reid
Subj: New Portofino south Weblog (BLOG)
Date: June 16, 2010
A week ago I sent out a letter, regarding Portofino South, listing certain observations, asking certain question and making certain criticisms. I stated that this letter would be posted on a new internet BLOG created by a Unit Owner here for Portofino South matters of interest. This BLOG is titled “portofinosouth3800.wordpress.com” which you can reach on your computer through Google, Yahoo or other search engines. Please single click any of the reference items on the right side of the page that you are interested in such as “Special Assessment Meeting”. You can then read my letter and all the comments from other Portofino South contributors. At the bottom of these comments you can then add your own.
Such BLOGs must have a so-called “Gatekeeper” (in our case the Unit Owner who created this BLOG) who previews all comments and uses judgment to keep out anything libelous, illegal, irrelevant (like spam) or grossly offensive.
Such posting are like letters to the editor of a newspaper for printing on the op/ed pages.
One Unit Owner called me whether any criticism would hurt our sales and rentals. In my opinion the answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT. Freewheeling participation of ideas can only make an organization BETTER. Constructive criticism (including satire) is a pillar of American society’s health. That’s why millions of foreigners invest here rather than in Russia, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela where freedom of the press to comment and criticize is severely repressed.
Portofino South BLOG comments can give our Unit Owners an idea of what other Unit Owners think about things. For example, some like our new landscaping work–some don’t. Some like the high pool temperature–some don’t. Some like our pet Rules and Regulations–others are very critical. Some want new corridor carpet—others don’t want to spend the money.
The new BLOG will help all of us –Directors included–to get an idea of the extent of approval or disapproval of various matters of common concern. We have 140 Unit Owners, many of whom are not here much. This BLOG allows them to read what others feel and write what they feel.
Therefore, please participate. As a Director my job is NOT to impose on you what I think but to represent you on what you think. We have an important Special Assessment meeting next Monday, the 21st. What’s decided then could seriously affect you moneywise. Let’s hear from you.
Sincerely, Parker Reid
P.S. Again, the BLOG is “portofinosouth3800.wordpress.com”