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Approximately four weeks ago I submitted my application for consideration as a possible member on the Juniper Ridge Advisory Board. Last week on KTVZ Juniper


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Approximately four weeks ago I submitted my application for consideration as a possible member on the Juniper Ridge Advisory Board. Last week on KTVZ Juniper Ridge was a featured news item and Oran Teater was interviewed as a "member" of the Advisory Board. Subsequently I called City Hall asking what kind of selection process was in place and when one could expect a response. I was told that communication would be sent within a few days. To date I have had no response.

It's time for the City to allow some fresh air into the way it conducts business. This is not the time to have a closed door process when it comes to determining who will be chosen for this important task.

The criteria for the selection process needs to be made public. We need to know who applied and the rational for those selected. Representation from the immediate area should be considered. Perception is important, and this has all the elements of business as usual.

Richard Berg, Bend

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