Sunday, February 12, 2012
Two Florida Government Entities Guilty of Not Paying Attention
On February 1, 2012, the Florida State House of Representatives Economic Affairs Committee gave former Mayor George Gardner, and other local residents, 30 seconds or less to oppose eminent domain for the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.
Then on February 10, 2012, our Florida School for the Deaf and Blind Board of Trustees members were guilty of not paying attention when we asked them to pull the eminent domain legislation. Michael Gold writes on Historic City News that: "At one point during early comments, while community activist Ed Slavin was addressing the Board, one of the members was observed browsing the CNN Money website; seemingly more interested in what finance ministers in Greece had to say about their nation’s steps to qualify for a second financial bailout than what Mr. Slavin had to say."
Thank you, Mr. Gold.
Now, based on this reporting, anyone in the City of St. Augustine who wants to challenge FSDB's refusal to pull its eminent domain legislation can cite to the California Court of Appeals case (below) -- he who decides must pay attention. He who isn't paying attention isn't fit to decide.