Here's my e-mail to LES THOMAS after the March 6, 2017 St. Augustine Beach City Commission meeting, where SJCC's effort to "transfer" its lease to the Burkhardt family's dodgy Dance Company was unavailing:
From: Ed Slavin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: lta <email@example.com>
Sent: Tue, Mar 7, 2017 12:28 am
Subject: Ex-Mayor Len Weeks had a triple conflict of interest re: St. Johns Cultural Council?
A. Here is the 2004 document, which I promised to e-mail to you some two hours ago, as your Cultural Council and Dance Company group members departed from the St. Augustine Beach City Commission chambers.
1. St. Johns County Cultural Council Board member,2. "Construction Manager" and3. General contractor.
Democracies die behind closed doors. The First Amendment, through a free press, protects the people's right to know that their government acts fairly, lawfully, and accurately in deportation proceedings. When government begins closing doors, it selectively controls information rightfully belonging to the people. Selective information is misinformation. The Framers of the First Amendment “did not trust any government to separate the true from the false for us.” Kleindienst v. Mandel, 408 U.S. 753, 773, 92 S.Ct. 2576, 33 L.Ed.2d 683 (1972) (quoting Thomas v. Collins, 323 U.S. 516, 545, 65 S.Ct. 315, 89 L.Ed. 430 (Jackson, J., concurring)). They protected the people against secret government.