LARSON had refused as recently as June 7th to issue anything in writing to Mayor O'BRIEN, saying that he had "verbally halted" construction.
LARSON's possible violation of Florida Constitution Article II, Section 5(b) prohibitions on dual officeholding was exposed today after nine (9) Forms 1 showed he is working for the City of St. Augustine Beach, the Town of Callahan and the Town of Hilliard as their building official.
For some fifteen (15) years, St. Augustine Beach Building and Zoning Director, GARY RAYMOND LARSON, paid $85,000/year for full-time work, has been in apparent flagrant violation of the Florida Constitution's prohibition on "dual officeholding," also working as the building official for the Town of Hilliard and the Town of Callahan. This is the same man responsible for the recent twin debacles of the too-tall Embassy Suites Hotel and Mayor RICHARD BURTT O'BRIEN'S setback violation on his McMansion at 16 F Street (for which a stop work order was finally issued today).
I have written St. Augustine Beach Commissioners. As we say in Latin, "Fiat justitia rust caelum" --
"Let justice be done though the heavens fall."