Regarding some of the public comment surrounding Dan Haley’s criticism of Geoff Baker’s tenure on the village board, I would like to suggest that in a democracy, it is the obligation of a journalist to notice when a public servant abuses the public’s trust. I voted for Mr. Baker, and he disappointed me in more ways than Mr. Haley catalogued. Clearly, it is possible for trustees to respect all their constituents, return phone calls, prepare their homework, and keep their word. David Pope, Ray Johnson, and Greg Marsey manage to do so admirably.
Thanks to the trustees who take their service on the board seriously, and to Dan Haley, who faithfully executes the responsibilities of the press.