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I have been a regular supporter of...

I have been a regular supporter of the Burbank Temporary Aid Center

for over 10 years. During the last few years I have grown very

concerned at the turmoil and lack of positive direction from the

executive board at the center. Several directors have arrived and

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been summarily fired.

Firing Pat Smola in June was another in a rather long list of bad

decisions by the BTAC board. Pat was by far the finest director BTAC

has had in many years. She should have been supported and rewarded.

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Certainly Pat should not have been let go. I can only conclude that

responsibility for the current sad state of affairs at BTAC lies with

the executive board.

Effective immediately, I will no longer be supporting BTAC in any

way. I will no longer be bringing food for the pantry. I will not

bring any clothing to the center, nor will I provide any Christmas

toys. All regularly scheduled monetary donations will now stop.

I cannot in good conscience continue my support until there is a

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substantial change in the leadership on the BTAC board. I believe the

mission of BTAC is an important and worthwhile cause. It is with

great sadness that I stop supporting BTAC, at least for the near

term. Many of my friends in the community feel the same as I do.

In the event that there is a major change in leadership, I will be

glad to reconsider supporting BTAC again.

Dan Ortoski

Burbank

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