Sunday, June 11, 2017
Staff misrepresents occupancy of hotel restaurant and bar (HCN)
Watching the City of St. Augustine Planning and Building staff defend illegal developments and phony numbers is like watching a duck make love to a football.
Maybe they should be awarded medals for mendacity by the Dixie Mafia.
News flash: the City of St. Augustine Planning and Building Department staff used materially false and misleading occupancy numbers to help euchre, gull, cully and diddle democracy.
St. Augustine Planning and Building Department Director DAVID DOUGLAS BIRCHIM spoke like a huckster-conman, presenting false numbers to procure a 4-1 wrongful reversal May 22 by City Commission of the 4-2 Planning and Zoning Board's recommendation against amending the Planned Unit Development (PUD) for the San Marco Hotel. More flummery, dupery and nincompoopery by the estimable staff of the City of St. Augustine, showing favoritism toward multinational corporation (MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.) and local franchisee KANTI PATEL.
Compromised controversial conman St. Augustine City Manager JOHN PATRICK REGAN is apparently not withdrawing the resulting misbegotten PUD legislation, on the agenda for the Monday June 12, 2017 City Commission agenda.
You can only speak about it in general public comment at the beginning of the meeting, because the corrupt City of St. Augustine does not allow public comment during first readings of putative "public hearings. "
When is a public hearing not a "public hearing?" When you're gagged and cannot speak.
That's the way it is, here in the itty-bitty City of St. Augustine, Our Nation's Oldest (and Oddest) City.
James Madison once said of Congress, "here, sir, the people govern."
But in the City of St. Augustine, we have biased, dirty rotten rules prevailing since the days of hick hack developer-directed City Manager WILLIAM BARRY HARRISS still prevail. Every other local jurisdiction in St. Johns County allows public comment on every single agenda item -- St. Johns County Commission and St. Augustine Beach City Commission.
The City of St. Augustine is the outlier, which allows lying liars to lie to adopt legislation. Sick.
By the way, there's equity jurisprudence dating back to the late 1700s and early 1800s allowing legislation procured through fraud to be set aside, depriving the wrongdoer of the usufructs of his wrongdoing. The "fruit of the poison free," you see.
Legislation procured through fraud may be considered a crime. A federal crime. The insouciance of St. Augustine City Manager JOHN PATRICK REGAN, P.E. is a disgrace to the human race. The proposed legislation must be withdrawn.
Here's an awesome short article from Historic City News outlining the fraud on the public.
Staff misrepresents occupancy of hotel restaurant and bar