President’s Message: The Perspective-Transparency / Director Preston

Welcome back to “The Perspective”

Transparency
March 2021 Edition

First, on behalf of The Board, our employees, consultants, advisors, vendors., and attorneys, we offer our appreciation for your support and patience with us throughout these past few weeks.  In addition, we extend our sympathy for the many who are experiencing difficulties in their homes because of the Winter Storm Texas 2021.  We are committed to serving each of you.

Last month, “The Perspective” was introduced and was shared with you of its meaning. Therefore, in order that your perception be put into the right context about how MUD’s, especially MUD 304, carries out the District’s business, the perspective on how you see it must change.  There also needs to be a new way of thinking and doing the business by The Board as well.  Although we strive hard to do the right thing, it may not always be the most popular decision, yet, for those of you who are community leaders such as HOA Boards you understand this principle. However, we cannot confuse an unpopular decision with being the wrong one and one of not being sensitive to the Resident or taxpayers, after all, your Board are also taxpayers and Residents of the District. One of the biggest challenges during the storm evolved around the power outages, low water pressure or no water because of busted pipes. This resulted in a lot of discomfort for everyone, and ultimately the concern over boiling of water.  In upcoming editions, we will share information as to important terminology for our water, sewer, and drainage, that may help you understand why some decisions are made and the timing involved. Many of you have provided suggestions and we were listening, as The Board, and even our attorneys, consultants and employees experienced these difficulties.  In effect, to look through and observe these circumstances, we must continue the process of building transparency. This can only be accomplished by moving forward and with your understanding of how this governing entity operates.  Otherwise, your perception will hinder your perspective.  We will look at Ethics in the next, “The Perspective”.

Until we meet again, stay safe, be blessed, wear the mask.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them.”
– Albert Einstein