Are Palm Bay, FL Residents Aware of the City’s Audited Business Deficiencies and Weaknesses?

On May 24, 2018 in Palm Bay at a Special City Council meeting, Carr, Rigs and Ingram, LLC presented the Commissioners with the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) of the City of Palm Bay, Florida, for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017 pursuant to Florida Statutes Section 218.39, Chapter 10.500 of the Rules of … Continue reading Are Palm Bay, FL Residents Aware of the City’s Audited Business Deficiencies and Weaknesses?

Why Did Three Vero Beach, FL City Council Members Think They Could Vote to Lease River House to a Brewery?

Perhaps because: COVB Code of Ordinances Sec. 54-4. - Concessions. Licenses for concessions for the sale of food, drinks, and sale or rental of merchandise at city-owned facilities may be granted by the city council by resolution. However, COVB Charter Section 5.05. - Limitation on alienation of city-owned real property.  (a)  Except as provided in … Continue reading Why Did Three Vero Beach, FL City Council Members Think They Could Vote to Lease River House to a Brewery?

Shawn Frost, FL School District Board Chair is in a Position to Profit from Florida Amendment 8.

  In a previous article, we wrote about how every 20 years a Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) convenes to review and propose changes in the Florida constitution.  The CRC refers constitutional amendments directly to the ballot for a public vote. Amendment 8 is one of the most controversial amendments to be on the ballot, … Continue reading Shawn Frost, FL School District Board Chair is in a Position to Profit from Florida Amendment 8.

Obfuscation and Maneuvering Surrounding Florida Constitutional Amendment 8.

Every 20 years a Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) convenes to review and propose changes in the Florida constitution.  The CRC refers constitutional amendments directly to the ballot for a public vote. The Constitution Revision Commission of 2017-2018 was composed of 37 appointed members. Here is a summary of CRC Proposal 6003 Adopted 4/16/18, which … Continue reading Obfuscation and Maneuvering Surrounding Florida Constitutional Amendment 8.

2018 Vero Beach, FL International Music Festival: July 11 – 14!

Mike Block: Mike Block String Camp Hello Treasure Coast Music Fans! I'm excited to let you know that the 2018 Vero Beach International Music Festival will be presenting three FREE performances next week, July 11, 13, and 14, in McAfee Hall at the First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach. Our three concerts will feature a stellar line-up … Continue reading 2018 Vero Beach, FL International Music Festival: July 11 – 14!

Spoonbill Marsh, Vero Beach, FL: Issue Three = White Mangroves.

Laguncularia racemosa, the White Mangrove. It would be repetitious to review the background of how two people want to "SHUT SPOONBILL DOWN." Click here for background information: https://verocommunique.com/2018/05/06/indian-river-county-fl-spoonbill-marsh-is-being-attacked-by-barry-shapiro-and-carter-taylor-just-what-is-spoonbill-marsh/ Perhaps their most serious allegation is that White Mangroves from Spoonbill Marsh are causing the growth of White Mangroves in the Indian River Land Trust (Land Trust) salt … Continue reading Spoonbill Marsh, Vero Beach, FL: Issue Three = White Mangroves.

Does River House in MacWilliam Park, Vero Beach, FL Deserve Such a Lack of Respect?

Vero Beach Mayor Harry Howle and City Councilman Val Zudans are advocating for the inclusion of commercial development, Orchid Island Brewery, in MacWilliam Park and leasing the River House to the Orchid Island Brewery. At the May 15 City Council meeting, without any backup information, Councilman Val Zudans slipped onto the May 15 Council agenda an … Continue reading Does River House in MacWilliam Park, Vero Beach, FL Deserve Such a Lack of Respect?