Michael Busha, Executive Director of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC), thought it would be a good idea "for those of us in local leadership positions to discuss together what key issues are essential to our community and, if we could tell our legislative leadership what are the top two or three concerns, what they would be."
That's not a bad idea in itself, but when we saw whom he
selected as representing "local leadership," it became clear that to Busha
only a narrow segment of the real leadership is included in his
Of eight "leaders" invited to participate, four are government staff employees, two are from a government supported business organization, one is an exec of a private business association, and one is an elected official.
Busha is also a newly elected School Board member, but this project and its invitees are not approved by that body.
Michael J. Busha, Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council Exec
NOTE: There is not one elected county or municipal commissioner on Busha's list, not from Martin
, Stuart, Jupiter Island
, Sewall's Point, or Ocean Breeze.
To the bureaucratic mindset, elected officials may not rank high, but they certainly are a prime part of our leadership..
Nor is there any representation of the diverse segments of our community that constitute much of the real "local leadership.
Here is a partial listing of those ignored by Busha
, in addition to elected commissioners:
It may be recalled that Busha
gave this unsolicited praise about Hobe Grove DRI: It is "one of the most complete and coherent DRI master plans series ever submitted.