Saturday, December 26, 2015

Candidate JERRY CAMERON Hired by Flagler Hospital: Revolving Door? Deferred Bribe?

On August 14, 2015, Assistant County Administrator JERRY THOMAS CAMERON retired.  On November 9, 2015, CAMERON appeared at the St. Johns County Civic Roundtable Association, whose draft minutes reflect: 

Jerry Cameron – Announced that he has been hired by Flagler Hospital to work on building county partnerships to develop an integrated health systemand that he would be representing Flagler Hospital at The Civic Roundtable."

Would Ralph Nader call this "a deferred bribe?"  

Or is it just "the revolving door?"  

You tell me.

JERRY THOMAS CAMERON was responsible for millions of dollars in contracts between  the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners and FLAGLER HOSPITAL.

Raising $50,000 in campaign contributions, JERRY THOMAS CAMERON is now running for County Commission having been hired by FLAGLER HOSPITAL, which should review IRS inurement rules to see if hiring a political candidate could endanger its non-profit status.

St. Johns County Commissioners (and those in its two itty-bitty cities of St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach and the Town of Hastings) have NOT adopted any post-employment restrictions on top executives, even though Florida law allows it to do so.  F.S. 112.313(13).

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