When I heard after-the-fact from a district parent that a Bay Point master plan meeting was held last week, I contacted Pete Pedersen to find out what it was all about.
In an email, he responded, in part:
“On Wednesday, October 10th we convened the first meeting of the committee exploring the Bay Point master planning exercise. This is not a Board-appointed committee but rather, is a committee that was formed at the request of the audience attending the last public master planning meeting at Riverview last year. The meeting was not publically noticed. All Bay Point sites as well as Mt. Diablo High have designated volunteer committee representatives and each of these participants was individually contacted/noticed…”
Pedersen added that the PowerPoint presentation from the meeting should be added to the Bay Point Master Planning website soon.
As of now, it still has not been posted on the site: http://www.baypointmasterplan.com/
The previous Bay Point meeting, held May 15, also was not publicly noticed. And although the PowerPoint from that meeting is posted on the website, there are no minutes from the meeting posted, so there is no public record that this committee was formed.
The website assures readers: “Your opinion matters!” But, if only a select group of people are informed about the committee and its meetings, it appears that many people who might have opinions about the Bay Point Master Planning process could be left out of the loop.
Do you think these meetings should be publicly noticed and that minutes should be posted on the website?