Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Day 305 -- Questions on City of St. Augustine's Illegal Dumping in Old City Reservoir Still Unanswered

305 days ago, I sent written questions to our City of St. Augustine, Florida about its illegal dumping. While our Florida DEP proposes a $47,248 in fines, it has not yet taken the case to a grand jury for prosecution of conspiracy, perjury, obstruction of justice and other crimes involving what DEP calls "serious" pollution and "lack of good faith" in dumping 30 million pounds of contaminants from our old city dump into our Old City Reservoir.

On February 27, 2006, then-Mayor GEORGE GARDNER promised "answers" to my questions.

305 days after the first questions were asked, our Nation's Oldest City has not answered them.

Instead, Mayor GARDNER shows contempt for our democracy, contempt for our republican, contempt for environmental values, refusing to answer a single question asked by citizens about the pollution at public meetings.

Our City recently added to its contempt additional violations of Sunshine laws (see below).

Our Nation's Oldest City is a hangout for Scrooges, the sort of willful people who wince when asked questions about the people's business, whining and complaining.
A new broom sweeps clean.

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