A lie by omission is still a lie, and, unacknowledged, hidden problems remain as problems, even though they are hidden.
The directors of the EdgerydersLBG that behaved in this manner, were Alberto, Nadia, and Noemi. The director that was appointed without any attention being paid to community oversight was Patrick. While all of this was going on, Matthias was in Nepal.
I dug through the historical records that i still have access to, and, none of the information about this issue has been re-instated.
This wasn’t a “rocky start”, but something that took place after it had been running for a few years.
The fact that this is still unacknowledged, and hidden, means that all of the talk about transparency, and, responsibility towards the community, is still untrue, as this has never been resolved.
It also means that, should a similar situation come about, then the people involved could behave in the same manner, which will mean that they could fuck over the community members, and then deny it took place, just like last time.
I’m posting this as a warning.
You and every other community member needs to watch your back.
If they had been open about this, had admitted their errors, and made reparations, then i wouldn’t have to write this, as it would be part of the historical record of how people in an organisation screwed up, and then fixed things.
Since this has not been done, and, they are still in denial about the problem, then they are making sure that this can happen again, and again.
One housing co-operative that i was a member of, 25 years ago, had a slightly different problem, but used a very different approach towards resolving it. The Chairperson, and the Vice-Chairperson, disppeared to India with 90% of the co-op’s funds. Some of the members put a large amount of effort into cleaning up the mess that was left behind, documented how this fraud had taken place, and, changed the co-ops constitution & policies, to make sure that this form of fraud could not happen again. This co-operative is still running 45 years after it started.
This was a complete contrast towards the way that the EdgerydersLBG company were, and still are, doing things.
If you are comfortable with the situation as it stands, then there’s no problem.
If you, and the other community members, did not know that this had taken place, then there is a problem, as the lesson has not been learned, and the potential for fraud will continue to exist.