Friday, April 15, 2011
Mosquito Control District Rejects VIVIAN BROWNING’s Latest Schemes, WrecKord Does Not Report the News
Last night, the Anastasia Mosquito Control Commission rejected Commissioner VIVIAN BROWNING s latest schemes, including cutting a contract with the St. Johns County Sheriff to operate helicopter spraying of pesticides and building a new building at I-95 and SR 16.
The St. Augustine Record’s incurious reporter (Jennifer Edwards) was there and left in plenty of time to file a story, but the WrecKord carried nothing today.
VIVIAN BROWNING ululated against free speech when I spoke about Sheriff DAVID SHOAR and his lack of trustworthiness, as exemplified by his refusal to answer Record Editor Peter Ellis' questions about his bungling an FBI investigation, and for SHOAR's stiffing Open Records Act requests retaliating for First Amendment protected activity involving hate websites operated by his campaign manager MICHAEL GOLD f/k/a “MICHAEL TOBIN, whom SHOAR promised to contact five times in writing about his spewing Lashon hora and dividing our community.
VIVIAN BROWNING did not deny that SHOAR was ethically impaired – she just didn’t want to hear it.
VIVIAN BROWNING said she trusted SHOAR, to which I replied that said a lot about her.
VIVIAN BROWNING s was the only Commissioner to complain about First Amendment protected activity regarding SHOAR.
VIVIAN BROWNING met with SHOAR without approval of Commissioners. When Commissioner John Sundeman met and wrote County officials, he was censured for it. VIVIAN BROWNING was not censured – no one made a motion to rebuke her for her ultra vires acts.
After the meeting, VIVIAN BROWNING denied that she is running for County Commission and denied that ex-Commissioner JAMES EDWARD BRYANT would be her campaign manager.