Letter: Sup, y'all! How to talk at Yuba College trustees' level
The Jan. 13 story "Trustees listen to media advice" on Page C1 about Yuba College trustees spending a cool grand for a 90 minute session with a media consultant was a real eye-opener.
Among the advice dispensed to the trustees were to present a united front, avoid using "education speak," and talk to constituents as if they were junior high students. It is with that sage advice that I ask you all to indulge me as I address the Yuba College Board of Trustees as junior highers and hopefully understand each other:
Sup, y'all! I know the peeps be trippin' 'cause that bond you homies passed has a grip of interest, but how were you supposed to know it was a bad deal? What do people want you to do? Read what you're signing? Child, please!
Besides, that new school building is off the chain, and sometimes you just have to YOLO it (that means you only live once, homies).
I like how the board prez says he never gets asked about that bond, well, duh! If you only hang with your peeps, and don't roll into someone else's neighborhood then nobody gets all up in your business, so maintain distance, and avoid resistance. Really, though, we need unity in the community, like the fence covers the crook, the chancellor should cover the board, so peeps, keep it real ... Actually if you kept it real, you wouldn't need to burn a grand on a spin doctor. Peace out!
David C. Mariscal