Friday, December 02, 2016

Reorganization, Freedom of Speech Suit Shade Meeting: Monday December 5, 2016 in Elegant Lightner Museum Lobby

At 5:45 Monday, December 5, 2016, at 5:45, City Commission commences a Shade Meeting on Bates v. City of St. Augustine (Bates II) settlement or litigation of the four visual artist's First Amendment lawsuit.

Where?  In our elegant Lightner Museum Lobby at City Hall.


Commission chambers still unusable.


City Manager's failure to mitigate Hurricane Matthew flood effects.  The room stank and was possibly structurally damaged a month after the Hurricane.


Flooding sequelae (mold, water damage to 1888 structure, ignored by City Hall directors and mis-managers to the point of possible peril from environmental health and safety risks.

At 7:30 PM, three Commissioners will be sworn in and five will vote to reorganize in that room.

Not available the Friday evening before the meeting: Resolution 2016-47, City Commission's proposed procedural rules for the next two years.

This may violate the agreement that all City Commission agendas and backup would be posted on the website on Tuesday of the week preceding the meeting.

What are City Attorney ISABELLE LOPEZ and City Manager JOHN PATRICK REGAN, P.E. thinking?

Will there be free liquor, or will government watchdog Thomas F. Reynolds, Jr. be raising that issue at the City of St. Augustine, having prevailed on the issue at the other itty-bitty-city, St. Augustine Beach.

Three re-elected Commissioners will be sworn in by County Court Judge Charles Tinlin.

Since all three Commissioners handily won re-election, the inauguration will probably be more subdued than in 2014, when City staff failed to provide adequate seating, a slight to Mayor-elect Shaver's supporters, who were required to stand.  I filed an ADA complaint as a result.

At the 2014 inauguration, defeated, ex-Mayor JOSEPH LESTER BOLES,  JR. watched as Mayor Nancy Shaver was sworn in by Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince.  BOLES refused to shake hands with Mayor Shaver.

In 2016, disgraced wannabes-boss JOE BOLES' great snide hope -- his superciliously shallow shill mayoral candidate, WFOY hate radio station owner KRIS PHILLIPS -- lost to our heroic reform Mayor Nancy Shaver, in a landslide.  

Re-elected in a 60-40% landslide, Mayor Shaver, dashed the hopes of devious developers. et pals.

As Madison would say, "Here, the People govern."

1 comment:

Warren Celli said...

The rule of law in its ideal is a marvelous and wonderful thing, in its implementation it is a hate crime.