Some people say that St. Augustine, Florida CITY MANAGER WILLIAM B. HARRISS has brought shame to our City with illegal dumping and other controvesial actions. He once accused those who planned a peaceful protest of bringing shame to our City. As the RECORD REPORT 3/20/2000:
The march may not interfere with the king's speech at Government House, which is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. But City Manager Bill Harriss said the marchers are only trying to embarrass the city during the king's highly visible visit.
''The only purpose of their protest at this time is to bring shame on the city. That goes to show the makeup of the people who would do something like this,'' he said.
He said the protest had ''no valid purpose,'' because the king of Spain has nothing to do with the issue of free speech on St. George Street.
''The bottom line is that the City Commission and the people of St. Augustine are not going to change their minds on the basis of public opinion. We'll wait for a court decision,'' Harriss said.
FOUR LETTERS COMMENT ON HARRIS' HOSTILE REMARKS (ABOVE):
David Brian Wallace: