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Thursday, May 05, 2016
Time to Cut the Foolishness at County Commission
St. Johns County's all-Republican Commissioners, Administrators and Sheriff "Spends-a-Lot" DAVID SHOAR with $140 pair of scissors at dedication of $16 million County Health and Human Services Building.
Watching five all-Republican St. Johns County Commissioners "investigate" a documented Sunshine violation is like watching a duck try to make love to a football.
This is what you end up with:
(Art by Chuck Rowland)
Discussion was pitiful May 3, 2016 of the documented Sunshine violation by DICK WILLIAMS, County PZA Chair, in writing Commissioners.
County Attorney PATRICK McCORMACK -- who has delusions of adequacy -- asked WILLIAMS leading questions -- questions suggesting the answer -- in a transparent and unethical effort to try to coverup and paper over the documented Sunshine violation, with WILLIAMS stating in haec verba that he and the other Board members -- who had no legal meeting -- now supported putting BRAD NELSON back on the Planning and Zoning Agency.
Worse, the St. Augustine Record censored the truth, with a very shallow discussion (see below).
Commissioners voted 5-0 to approve putting BRAD NELSON back on the Planning and Zoning Agency, approving the Sunshine violation