Stanford Erickson: Trump’s Gotcha Meeting with a Publisher.

President Ronald Reagan often was referred to as the “Great Communicator.” President Donald Trump may well go down in history as one of the better “Manipulators” among the 45 U. S. presidents.       Publisher of  The New York Times learned that lesson when he agreed to what  appears to have been an “off the record” … Continue reading Stanford Erickson: Trump’s Gotcha Meeting with a Publisher.

Did You Miss Palm Bay, FL Deputy Mayor Tres Holton Disparage Then City Deputy Attorney Patricia Denise Smith?

Councilman Tres Holton: “We are in violation of our joint planning agreement." "On that note," said Palm Bay Mayor William Capote, "I want our attorney to speak because she has asked to address certain issues." Mrs. Smith: "Our City Attorney’s office is among the most distinguished law offices in the State of Florida. …we do … Continue reading Did You Miss Palm Bay, FL Deputy Mayor Tres Holton Disparage Then City Deputy Attorney Patricia Denise Smith?

Susan Mehiel: Parks, Trains and the Truth

Free Bing Image of Vero Beach, FL City Councilor Dr. Val Zudans After fighting for years to stop the trains against deep pocket corporations and elected officials with self-serving interests, we couldn’t help but view the last debacle facing Vero Beach with a jaundiced eye. With little notice in mid-May, Vero Beach City Councilman Dr. … Continue reading Susan Mehiel: Parks, Trains and the Truth

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.