Sunday, September 06, 2015
Top Ten Shortchanged or Overlooked Things in 450th
2. Safety -- the ground on the intersections and curbs of AIA, Bridge of Lions, Avenida Menendez, Cathedral Place and King Street were poorly lit.
3. ADA compliance. (If Will Franke were alive, there would have been better OSHA and ADA compliance -- as it was, we're lucky if we don't get sued).
4. Transparency. Still waiting on responses to numerous Open Records requests.
5. Financial accountability: $400,000 no-bid hyper-screens and other flummery require investigation.
6. Profiteering: $2 water? On what theory?
7. Violation of vested contractual rights of Slave Market vendors -- kicked out for four days. No just compensation. Replaced with sellers of musical acts' CDs and paraphernalia.
8. Violation of antitrust laws: Visitor & Convention Bureau put out a fatwa that "Jacksonville food vendors (e.g., African-Americans?) were unwelcome, seconded by the City. Neither have antitrust immunity. Perhaps the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission will investigate.
9. Privacy rights. (We don't need your stinky App!)(see earlier story and irrefragable facts about 450th Events App hacking your cellular telephone contents, including your text messages). OINK!
10. The good people of St. Augustine -- Who ever thanked us for our patience with $4 million flummery, dupery and nincompoopery. Audit? Yes we will!