Thank you for expanding on that:

On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 2:56 PM, Philippe Beaudette <>

> I can only suspect that Lila's language here was imprecise

That is of course a possiblity. I would be very open to a clarification of
how the board and ED see the community's role in strategic planning; that's
what I'm seeking here.

It's not my intent to analyze a few words in detail. But there is little
else to go on, at the moment.
* It was not merely the word "outsourced" that failed to capture what
happened in 2010, but in my opinion the entirety of Lila's statement about
* There has been very little public communication about strategic planning
since this process started many months ago, in stark contrast to the
year-plus of continual discussion that we had in 2009-2010.

If a clarification or correction needs to be made, I would love to hear it.
I hope it will come with a more thorough statement than we have heard to
date, as well.

In a slightly more ideal world, such a clarification would not have to be
sought out; a prominent misstatement in November could have been corrected
that same month, at the initiative of any of the board or staff present who
(I hope) recognized the flaws in the statement. I suppose that ship has
sailed, though.

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