Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Feds Approve Expansion of our Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM-NERR); Port District Insouciant

 On March 9, 2020, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) gave fine approval to the expansion of our  Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM-NERR).  Party plans on hold due to COVID-19.

GTM-NERR will now expand by some 3346.44 acres, by including the territorial limits of the City of St. Augustine.  

GTM-NERR was the only NERR in the Nation with a hole in the middle.


Because corrupters and corporate attorneys, who dictated public policy in St. Augustine, Florida, said, "We don't want the federal government telling us what to do with our boatsQ"

In fact, the NERR is a quasi-independent scientific and technical body.  

The expansion allows for more complete collection of data for policymakers.  

This afternoon, I informed the board of the St. Augustine Port, Waterway and Beach Commission of this good news.  

No reaction.  

I informed them that its disgraced former chair, BARRY MARK BENJAMIN, had encumbered the position of SAPWB liaison to the GTM-NERR, 2000-2020.  

They did not discuss naming a replacement.

The Board members are insouciant, with bad legal and engineering and accounting help.

The current Port is split 2-2.  

Two reformers.  

Two Philistines.  

One cacancy.

Longtime Chair BARRY MARK BENJAMIN resigned after signing up to run, falsely swearing to vote from a boat, but never qualifying to run.

It's time to defeat the Philistines. 

It's time to elect more reformers. 

I look forward to the election of new SAPWB board members on November 3, 2020.

Here are the Port district boundaries:

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