I read the April 23 articles in Wednesday Journal about Oak Park's decision to abandon its position on green energy and opt for a return to polluting "brown" energy.
I was appalled by Anan Abu-Taleb's statement that "Judging the board by one decision, I think, is kind of unfair to us as a board." This is a ridiculous statement.
If Abu-Taleb's board made a decision that all minorities (blacks, Hispanics, Jews, gays, Arabs, Asians, etc.) should be forced to leave Oak Park, Anan Abu-Taleb's position would be that the community should not judge the board by this decision because it is only one decision.
All decisions made by the board are not equal. Some go directly to the heart of long-established principles which the vast majority of Oak Parker's believe in and which go to the heart of the social contract for which our community is well known.
Going green is one of those principles. President Abu-Taleb and the majority of this board are out of touch with the core principles that make Oak Park what it is today.
The board should have signed a contract for continued use of green energy and allowed those who wish to opt out and use brown energy to do so.