Sunday, June 21, 2015
Todd Neville Running for Mayor? Bring It ON! -- CYA CPA Blocked Audit Efforts -- Numerous Conflicts of Interest?
Reliable informants tell me that Odd Commissioner TODD NEVILLE (R-Proctorville) told City Manager JOHN PATRICK REGAN, P.E. that NEVILLE -- lead partner in NEVILLE, BREIDENSTEIN & WAINIO certified public accounting firm -- is running for Mayor against incumbent Nancy Shaver. The election is November 8, 2016 -- 506 days from now, or more than one (1) year and four (4) months. No timely response to a text message to NEVILLE's cellular telephone.
Thus, Odd TODD NEVILLE would be obligated to resign-to-run under Florida law, with his resignation effective December 1, 2016.
This would likely open up the remainder of his two year term for a special election on November 8, 2016.
Hesto presto, mutatis mutandis, next year, St. Augustine residents may get to vote for four (4) out of five (5) Commissioners -- the current terms of Mayor Nancy Shaver, Vice Mayor Roxanne Horvath and Commissioner Leanna Freeman expire on December 1, 2016.
Nervous NEVILLE is most noted for:
a. His close associations with SHERIFF DAVID SHOAR and the St. Johns County political machine and his being campaign treasurer and fundraising for former State Representative WILLIAM PROCTOR (a/k/a "Meanest Man in St. Augustine, Florida"), who remains Flagler College Chancellor and was $250,000/year Acting FSU Athletic Director while holding the other two jobs,
b. His being NEVILLE, BREIDENSTEIN & WAINIO CPA partner with Justin Breidenstein, married to the City of St. Augustine's only CPA (Meredith Breidenstein),
c. His choice of his wedding officiant (controversial then-Mayor JOSEPH LESTER BOLES, Jr., who is no clergymen and no friend of either government transparency or public participation),
d. His abusive manner in opposing my legal standing right to challenge the destruction of Carpenter's House by DAVID BARTON CORNEAL as part of the controversial effort to inflict a hotel in HP-1 (NEVILLE called me a "gadfly"); in response to text inquiries, NEVILLE does not deny weekly lunches with CORNEAL's son.
e. His abusive, aggressive, defensive, hostile, abrasive manner in opposing an audit of City 450th contracts sought by Mayor Nancy Shaver as a result of no-bid irregularities;
f. His abusive manner in interrupting any time any woman is speaking, particularly fellow Commissioners Leanna Freeman, Nancy-Sikes Kline, Vice Mayor Roxanne Horvath and Mayor Shaver,
g. His NEVILLE, BREIDENSTEIN & WAINIO firm being the CPA firm for Flagler Hospital, Flagler College and other powerful institutions with dubious ethics in our town, and
h. His lavish 2014 campaign spending on message consultants, oleaginous mass mailings and computer software.
If Commissioner Nancy Sikes-Kline also runs for Mayor, that means we could get to elect five Commissioners next year.
Thus, in a Presidential Election Year, with very high turnout, reformers could be elected to a majority of Commission seats, overturning centuries of chicanery, flummery, dupery, nincompoopery, waste, fraud, abuse, misfeasance, malfeasance, nonfeasance, waste, fraud, abuse, racism, sexism, misogyny, no-bid contracts and worse in local government -- at the same time as we elect a new Sheriff.
We, the People, could cast out the "Gang of Four" and Sheriff DAVID SHOAR on the same day! (Unless the FBI investigation results in a federal grand jury indicting NEVILE's friend, Sheriff SHOAR, first and there is a vacancy created by the Governor appointing an interim Sheriff).
Thank you, Odd TODD NEVILLE!
As JFK said, "A rising tide lifts all boats."
Bring it ON!