Did Vero Beach, FL Mayor Val Zudans Heed The CITY MAYORS Code of Ethics With His Facebook Post?

This matter came to our attention when we received this email from a reader: "Mayor Val Zudans is using his political position on his Mayor Facebook page to try to shame and intimidate elected school board members that are not in Rendell/Justice's camp. This is divisive and destructive and a mayor should not weaponize his official home … Continue reading Did Vero Beach, FL Mayor Val Zudans Heed The CITY MAYORS Code of Ethics With His Facebook Post?

Stanford Erickson, Vero Beach, FL: How Washington Media Actually Works.

Roman poet Juvenal wrote “Quis custodiet ipsos custodies?” which loosely translated says “Who will guard against those who guard us?”        Given the FBI’s somewhat suspect handling of the investigation of President Donald J. Trump’s alleged collusion with the Russians in his election, in which Special Counsel Robert Muller III concluded there was no collusion, … Continue reading Stanford Erickson, Vero Beach, FL: How Washington Media Actually Works.

Beer Cans, Bottles and Garbage on Painted Bunting Lane and Mooringline Drive, Vero Beach, FL?

Mooringline Drive, The Moorings, Vero Beach, FL It could happen. Vero Beach has a 30 day requirement for rentals and Indian River County has an ordinance regulating short-term rentals. With Florida SB 824 and HB 987, both ordinances would be preempted (be acquired) to the state. In other words, these bills will wipe out Vero … Continue reading Beer Cans, Bottles and Garbage on Painted Bunting Lane and Mooringline Drive, Vero Beach, FL?

Superintendent Dr. Mark Rendell Retains Legal/Mediation Counsel. [School District of Indian River County, FL]

In a March 20, 2019 letter to Laura Zork, Chairman, Indian River School Board, Attorney H. B. Stivers of the firm Levine & Stivers, LLC wrote that his firm "has been retained to represent Dr. Mark Rendell...to advise and and assist Dr. Rendell concerning the terms and conditions of his employment with the District." At … Continue reading Superintendent Dr. Mark Rendell Retains Legal/Mediation Counsel. [School District of Indian River County, FL]

Preempting Local Regulation of Vacation Rentals to the State of Florida.

The short-term rental issue is quickly heating up in Tallahassee. Vero Beach, FL take notice. A preemption bill has now been filed in the Florida House of Representatives. Representative Grant filed HB 987 which, among other things, would nullify all local short-term rental ordinances and requirements. This would impact Vero Beach, FL, which has an ordinance that … Continue reading Preempting Local Regulation of Vacation Rentals to the State of Florida.

Legislation Introduced to Reduce Gun Violence.

On February 14, 2019, one year after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings, Reps. Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Don Beyer (VA-08) introduced the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019. The bipartisan bill encourages states to allow family members or law enforcement officials to petition a judge to … Continue reading Legislation Introduced to Reduce Gun Violence.

Bill Britton: “OF SEGREGATION, MINSTREL SHOWS, AND GENETICS.”

I grew up on Long Island in a community which, until about 1948, was essentially segregated. Most kids of Italian parentage lived at the far end of town, on the “other side of the tracks,” although in this case, the tracks consisted of an imaginary boundary, not actual tracks. The few local black kids were … Continue reading Bill Britton: “OF SEGREGATION, MINSTREL SHOWS, AND GENETICS.”