Even though I am not a current board member at the college, I have been analyzing and reporting the college's affairs to television viewers for the past decade. By reviewing the college's audio recording of board meetings, I agree that micromanaging did take place in 2006 and 2007, when the trustee meetings became four hours long. But they have been about one to two hours long recently. So it is less of a problem. The trustees should set policy, not micromanage. But the college must also understand that it is not micromanaging to insist that the college maintain a 5% reserve and not grant raises in difficult economic times. Raises were approved by the current board in 2008 even though it was clear at the time the economic outlook was bleak for the upcoming two academic years. Each year's increase will cost the college an additional amount of $650,000 per year. At this point, Glendale Community College has one of two options: either pay up, which will in turn worsen the college's financial situation, or declare a fiscal emergency before July.