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UK Against Fluoridation

Friday, May 19, 2017

USA - Open government group calls for another vote on fluoride

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority members should redo a vote on a controversial fluoridation program in a meeting that gives opponents and proponents a chance to have their say, says the leader of a government transparency organization.
On Wednesday, the board approved a plan to add fluoride to the municipal water supply. The fluoride plan, which passed 3-2, was attached as an amendment to a measure appropriating operation funds for fiscal year 2018.
Fluoridation was not listed on Wednesday’s board agenda.
“This kind of maneuver is why people don’t trust public officials,” said Peter St. Cyr, executive director of the Foundation for Open Government. “It is an intellectually dishonest way to deliberate and vote on public policy. Looking at the meeting agenda, there is no reasonable expectation that any resident could have known the fluoride program would be added at the last minute.”.........


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