Saturday, November 07, 2015
"My lawyers will love this." C.D. "Bud" Varnadore, whistleblower journal at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (1991)
City Manager JOHN PATRICK REGAN, P.E. has placed on the agenda for November 9, 2015 -- two days before our Veteran's Day Parade -- a resolution ("No public comment") on decorum.
BOLESIANS are seeking to chill, coerce, restrain and intimidate First Amendment protected activity concerning waste, fraud, abuse, misfeasance, malfeasance, nonfeasance, no-bid contracts, racism, sexisim, misogyny, homophobia, flummery, dupery, nincompoopery and a lack of a Welcoming Spirit by our City of St. Augustine.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called the City of St. Augustine "the most lawless City in America" in his June 11, 1964 letter to Rabbi Israel "Sy" Dressner.
St. Augustine is named for an African saint of the Roman Catholic Church.
From 1964-date, St. Augustine repeatedly perpetrated annexations, reducing African-American voting strength from 25% in 1964 to 12% now: this violates the Fifteenth Amendment. (When I first pointed out this ineluctable fact and law on April 9, 2005 at City Commission, then-City Manager WILLIAM BARRY HARRISS threatened me with being "arrested for disorderly conduct." HARRISS was mentor to bureaucrats who remain ensconced in City Hall, perpetrating their unAmerican activities: among them is City Manager JOHN PATRICK REGAN, P.E.).
In 2015, St. Augustine still has an all-white Sister Cities organization sponsored by our City -- it gets ten minutes (no public comment) to make a presentation at the 11/9 City Commission meeting.
In 2015, St. Augustine still has an all-white Historic Architectural Review Board.
In 2015, St. Augustine still has an all-white upper management.
In 2015, St. Augustine had an all-white 450th "VIP tent," even including volunteers.
In 2015, St. Augustine still scorns criticism, despite our electing Mayor Nancy Shaver.
Mr. REGAN, City Commissioners, you have erected high and impregnable walls, coercing protected activity.
I wear your scorn as a badge of honor.