At the Jan. 6 meeting of the Loxahatchee Groves Town Council, Councilman Tom Goltzené did not infer but directly stated that I left the roadways and trails committee because of the chair at that time, Mrs. Nina Corning. I found this out by watching the video, as I was not in attendance.
Mr. Goltzené hopefully knows that he is lying about his statement. I enjoyed my tenure on that committee and also working with Mrs. Corning. Mayor [Dave] Browning, who appointed me to that committee, can affirm that I informed him of my decision and reason for resigning.
My research, a National Science Foundation grant for work in the Bahamas and teaching responsibilities at Florida Atlantic University had me running in circles, and if I cannot devote 110 percent effort to a task, I would rather not try and end by doing a poor job. Thus, I resigned.
My decision to leave had absolutely nothing to do with Mrs. Corning, and I greatly resent the statement that it did. Talk about bending truth to support a contrived argument — I now see that Mr. Goltzené is a champion at this. The citizens of Loxahatchee Groves deserve and should demand truth from the dais.
Dr. Bill Louda, Loxahatchee Groves