I spoke to former St. Johns County Commission Chair PRISCILLA "RACHAEL" BENNETT after the July 25, 2018 joint meeting (today) of the St. Johns County Commission and St. Augustine City Commission.
As reported earlier, BENNETT opposed a proposed lobbyist registration ordinance and opposed outlawing lobbyist contingency fees, which are misdemeanors for lobbyists lobbying the State of Florida under F.S. 11.047.
So this morning, I asked BENNETT to disclose her clients of her consulting firm, operating out of her home, "COGITO, LLC."
"None of your business," she replied firmly.
I congratulated her for her secretive sub rosa efforts to submarine and torpedo the proposed ordinance that would have required lobbyist to register -- a tribute to corruption, secrecy and developer control of our government.
"I FEEL THREATENED," she said.
"I feel like you're an idiot," I replied.
As proof -- FBI please note -- here's PRISCILLA BENNETT's inculpatory e-mail to the County, in which she essentially admits to taking, or desiring to take, contingent fee contracts to represent developers.
Here's what disgraced ex-Commissioner PRISCILLA BENNETT wrote:
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2018 2:35 PM
To: Rebecca Lavie; Commissioner Henry Dean
Subject: Lobbyist ordinance
There's corrupt developer lobbyist RACHAEL BENNETT, with Sheriff DAVID SHOAR f/k/a "HOAR" and his haughty henchmen, including BILL McCLURE and JERRY CAMERON, when BENNETT was St. Johns County Commission Chair, at dedication of HHS Building a/k/a "Gauze Mahal," wielding a pair of $140 scissors that disappeared.