I know at least one board member that hates this position and while that is fine, i have never wavered on my sentiment regarding it. In fact, it was one of the reasons i elected to live here. Our history was steeped in a ownership mentality. Meeker went to endless lengths to insure it was built into our documents. Inclusion was at the core, it was our foundation to build on. When i ran for the board, i suggested every board member at the very least should read Jubilee, Sun City's 25th anniversary book. I felt it critical board members not operate in a vacuum of ignorance but have a basic understanding of our values; why we succeeded, why we were successful. Foolish me eh? Today's board meeting might have been the most embarrassing in our history and there's been several to choose from. Worst part is i was only there 10 minutes and i could see the crap pile coming before it ever started. The Mountainview remodel has been a cluster-flock for several years now and today it hit its low point. Let me be clear, i am not against a theater. Never have been, never will be. What i am opposed to is the board doing things that are at the very least ugly...or maybe in this case BUTT UGLY. For those of you who aren't/don't pay attention, let's recap. They began this process way back when with town hall type meetings. Then it sat in limbo for what seemed like forever because the board got side tracked with other projects. The theater folks were always in the back ground pushing (that's a good thing). Other stakeholders (sporting clubs at MV) expressed their concerns and it appeared as if board members were listening. Hell, when they released the plan renovations this spring (before everyone left), everything was intact and it all looked good. Come June, a new and improved plan was developed, in fact, two of them. The first tweaked plan 1 and minor modifications were made. At that same time Plan 2, phase 1 of it were presented and at the first meeting in June the board endorsed the plan 2, phase 1 concept. In my opinion, and i said this at the meeting, it is better...except. See, plan 2 takes away, the bowling green, the pickleball, the tennis, the mini-golf and the horseshoe courts. All of which caused major consternation for the pickleball players. The other clubs (other than tennis) weren't given any notice and when they come back this fall, the shit will hit the fan...as it should. Here's why: at today's meeting, they waved the third reading of the motion which would have happened in September when people are back and would show up and raise hell. Karen rightfully argued the whole purpose of three readings is to give those affected a voice in their community. The argument apparently is because the theater people have been waiting 27 years they should speed ahead with the project. Of course the problem is there is a boatload of problems coming at us regarding Viewpoint lake and the golf course water management changes coming from the state and we have no idea what that means as of now; other than is will cost us lots of money. The idea this all transpired in a three week period at the deadest time of the year is horrible from both an optics standpoint and worse yet from building a sense of community. In the crowd today were two factions, the theater folks wanting to push forward quickly and the pickleball players wanting to slow the roll and at least get some commitments. I see in another thread FYI said Karen McAdams was fairly well vilified for speaking out on behalf of p-baller's. Ludicrous on its face because frankly, the board in total should be looking at the big picture of the community, not a small sampling of those who want what they want (and i mean from both sides). There is a reason for a process and to circumvent it sends the wrong message to the community at large. Of course, if the history means nothing, if building a sense of community means nothing, then today's actions are perfectly fine.