A Cordial Q & A Between Dr. Mark Rendell, Superintendent of the School District of Indian River County, FL and Vero Beach Resident Stacey Klim.

On September 18, 2018 Vero Beach resident Stacey Klim met with Superintendent Dr. Mark Rendell regarding her questions and comments on the School District of Indian River County budget.  We wanted to share her exchange with Dr. Rendell and his response to her questions. Free Bing Image of Dr. Mark Rendell For those of you … Continue reading A Cordial Q & A Between Dr. Mark Rendell, Superintendent of the School District of Indian River County, FL and Vero Beach Resident Stacey Klim.

Doesn’t it Seem Odd Two Disqualified Candidates for Vero Beach, FL City Council Would Separately Commit the Exact Same Error?

~  Vero Beach Canvassing Board Meeting on September 20, 2018. ~ On September 11, City Council candidates Linda Hillman and Brian Heady were both disqualified. On September 17, Linda Hillman filed a lawsuit against the City of Vero Beach claiming her disqualification was unjustified and had been handled improperly. The suit was filed against the … Continue reading Doesn’t it Seem Odd Two Disqualified Candidates for Vero Beach, FL City Council Would Separately Commit the Exact Same Error?

Creación de Dios: aves fabulosas y hermosos refranes

"La bondad está en nuestro poder incluso cuando la afición no lo es". - Henry James - NO PODRÍAMOS AYUDAR, PERO COMPARTIMOS ESTO CON USTED.  Recibimos esto en un formulario de correo electrónico de un lector dedicado que siempre está al tanto de lo que estamos haciendo y nos da información e ideas. Solo toma … Continue reading Creación de Dios: aves fabulosas y hermosos refranes

Why Did The New York Times Grant Anonymity to the Op-Ed Writer?

    WHO WROTE THE OP-ED? Why did the opinion side of The New York Times get it, and did they consider handing it over to the reporting side? Why did the paper decide to grant anonymity? These are just a few of the questions dominating  political and media conversations this morning, after The New … Continue reading Why Did The New York Times Grant Anonymity to the Op-Ed Writer?

Charter Schools: “I Think it’s a Very Stable Business, Very Recession-Resistant…It’s a Very High-Demand Product.”

Charter schools provide wealthy investors with a 39 percent tax credit that more than doubles the return on these investments within just seven years. As NY Daily News reporter Juan Gonzalez reported for Democracy Now!, “this is a tax credit on money that they’re lending, so they’re collecting interest on the loans, as well as getting … Continue reading Charter Schools: “I Think it’s a Very Stable Business, Very Recession-Resistant…It’s a Very High-Demand Product.”

Florida’s 8isGreat.org., Howard Rich and the Koch Brothers.

Howard Rich contributed $ 100,000 to 8isGreat.org (Florida Constitutional Amendment 8 promotional effort) on 8/17/2018.  Three days later on 8/20/2018  "Leon county judge ordered...that Amendment 8, the measure that seeks to create a pathway for the state to oversee charter schools and bypass local school boards, be removed from the ballot. Circuit Judge John Cooper … Continue reading Florida’s 8isGreat.org., Howard Rich and the Koch Brothers.

Vero Beach, FL “Beachside Parking Information for City Council.”

INTERDEPARTMENTAL CORRESPONDENCE TO:                  James R. O’Connor, City Manager VIA:                 Monte K. Falls, P. E, Director of Public Works FROM:           Matthew T. Mitts, P. E. Assistant City Engineer August 28, 2018 Beachside Parking Information for City Council In the beachside commercial area bounded by Ocean Drive (from Gayfeather Lane to Date Palm Road) and Cardinal … Continue reading Vero Beach, FL “Beachside Parking Information for City Council.”