What is necessary to provide reassurance that the terms of this agreement will not be violated is the removal of Brady from any position of leadership or trust at the Memphis Zoo. It is his obstinance which has prolonged this problem. The current parking issues are in very large part the creation of the Zoo leaders. They failed to adopt reasonable forward-looking plans to address the logistics associated with visitors attracted to new and replacement exhibits at the Zoo. An eternal watchful eye must be forever focused on the Brady faction at the Zoo. The best solution is to remove Brady entirely.
Brady must be replaced with a competent leader.
The Brady Clique continues to oppose any meaningful resolution of the problems created by the lack of forward-looking planning by the leaders of the Zoo. Instead of working and playing well with others, the Brady Clique continues in willful opposition to compromise. It is clear that Brady continues his path of defiance and ignores reasonable discussion with those whose opinions differ from his. The members of the Zoo Board should consider the damage to the reputation of the Zoo caused by such behavior. It is time for the Zoo board to act responsibly and terminate Brady and replace him with a Director who understands compromise.
Brady's intransigence and unwillingness to accept any view which differs from his own is the key component of the current problem. If the leaders of the Zoo had adopted a forward-looking plan to manage the logistics involved in accommodating the visitors to the Zoo the problems now being discussed would have been solved long ago, By refusing to explore any options, except his own narrow vision, Brady has wasted immeasurable goodwill and taxpayer dollars in his fits of pique defending his position. The time for Brady to resign or to be dismissed by the Board of the Memphis Zoological Society has come. Brady will never accept any proposal or actions except those which support his narrow and limited vision. Brady views Overton Park as being an empty canvas upon which his vision may be drawn. That is simply not the case. The obvious disregard, and indeed contempt, for the natural or open spaces within the park raises serious questions about his judgment and his ability to lead the Zoo. Brady's obvious contempt for those who disagree with him is palpable. He has squandered the opportunity to resolve the problems which are in a very large part a creation of the leaders of the Zoo. Brady has been the essential figure in this monumental failure. That failure must be the standard by which he is judged. It is time for Brady to leave.
What is absolutely clear is that this action represents a no-confidence vote regarding the leadership skills of Brady. Brady has done nothing except stonewall any solution to the parking and traffic problems created by the lack of forward-looking planning by the leaders of the Zoo. Brady should be dismissed immediately and replaced with a competent director. It is far past time for leadership at the Zoo which welcomes public participation in the planning and operation of the Zoo. Brady must go.
Mr Roland and Mr Herenton should be locked together in one room to spend an eternity. That is as clear an image of hell as could be imagined.
You are correct. The problem is that people are not paying attention. When people don't pay attention, things which are important are lost or stolen.
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