Monday, January 19, 2015

END Free Formal Gala Tickets for City Manager, Attorney, Directors, Spouses

No other City in all of Florida puts on fancy formal galas, the Florida League of Cities reliably reports to me.
Yet our City of St. Augustine puts on two (2) annual, one for Nights of Lights and one to celebrate our murderous City founder, Pedro Menendez de Aviles, where the City Manager, City Attorney, and other managers (and their spouses) get free tickets.
No free tickets for gardeners, laborers, secretaries -- just for the 1%.
It's in the City budget, approved by Commissioners, as City Comptroller Mark Litzinger wrote me today.
It's wrong.
It's snobby.
It's effete, impudent snobbery. They are paid enough -- maybe more than enough.
They well-paid city employees don't need free tickets.
They have not earned such perks.
They should not be rewarded for mediocrity or mendacity.
There is no such thing as a free ticket (or a free lunch).
Let's stop it.
Let's stop it now. The next gala is on February 28, 2015 at the Lightner Museum and City Hall.
It's our money.
Buy your own ticket, Mr. Regan, et al.
If not, people just might picket, and remind you who paid for your ticket.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Where is the logic?

Give freebies to those who can well afford them???

EVERYTHING is wrong with THIS picture.