Thomas F. Crudele: Kudos to Apex

January 17, 2014 

Kudos to Apex

I was appalled to read that at least three governing boards in western Wake County (Cary, Morrisville and Holly Springs), with the exception of Apex, are spending thousands of our taxpayer dollars to go on “retreats.”

According to the Jan. 12 article in The Cary News and Southwest Wake News, “The goal of the retreats is to allow town leaders to focus on bigger issues, such as growth trends.” The rationale used by town leaders is “that the distance eliminates distractions and increases productivity.”

Are you kidding me?

This two-day retreat is nothing but a high-priced vacation for board members, and I am happy to see the local newspapers exposed this scam.

If these board members are distracted by family matters, then why not shut off their cellphones and computers and concentrate on the task at hand, which is to improve our local communities. This can simply be achieved at a much lesser expense in a conference center at a local hotel.

These three towns should be ashamed of themselves and should seriously re-think these so-called retreats. Stop the unnecessary spending and lead by example!

Thomas F. Crudele


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