Letter to the editor,
Statement regarding Cape Cod Commission Executive Director
Based on recent actions and statements from the outgoing Cape Cod Commission Executive Director Paul Niedzwiecki, I am requesting the County of Barnstable establish a search committee, and conduct a comprehensive study for a new executive director outside the existing Barnstable County government.
The director's recent support and participation with the government obstructionist group “indivisible", speaks volumes of his ideology, and is deeply disturbing to moderate voters who now fear his ideology is woven throughout the Cape Cod Commission from the staff he hired, to the policies he crafted.
As you know, the “indivisible" mission is to obstruct our duly elected president, and in doing so our country and democratic process. They openly and falsely label our president as a racist, white supremacist, authoritarian, and corrupt. They are bent on dividing the nation, defying the will of the voters, and undermining the legitimacy of the 2016 presidential election. They are enemies of American self-governance and democracy.
Knowing this, our Cape Cod Commission Executive Director recklessly chose to align himself with “indivisible” as a keynote speaker on climate change, and according to a Cape Codder article covering the event, shared an alarmist diagram illustrating that most of the lower cape would be submerged with 6 feet of sea rise. I'm not a climate scientist, but I do know our federal government currently forecasts sea rise at less than one foot over the next 100 years based from historic data from the NOAA tidal gage in Boston.
When a government official displays radical political ideology, citizens get immediately concerned that this same ideology is being used to represent them, make decisions with, spend our tax dollars with, and to chart our future with.
It is with these concerns that I ask outside leadership be required, and a comprehensive review of the Cape Cod Commission policies, positions, and staff be performed to ensure they represent the best interest of Cape Cod.