MOCA discarded its mission


One major point overlooked in the May 10 article North Miami, MOCA need each other, is how members of the MOCA board set upon the North Miami community with knives drawn.

Under the cloak of darkness, they were negotiating with the Bass Museum to move, never making their intent known to North Miami’s leaders. Once their secret was revealed, before any discussion could be had, they then filed lawsuits against North Miami’s administrators, council members and even some staff.

Despite the fact that the MOCA board of trustees was formed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Council, the y council has always been committed to the idea that MOCA should be run by a strong, autonomous board. That’s why we gave MOCA discretion over the past 15 years, allowing it to blossom into something of which we are all proud.

However, that board must remain committed to its mission and our community. Board members who want to move MOCA to the Bass have discarded their mission and are now trying to discard the community that entrusted them guardianship.

Scott Galvin, city councilman, North Miami

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