Sunday, March 14, 2021

St. Johns County Proposed Goals on March 16, 2021 Commission Agenda

Update:  Watch the dissent of Ms. Janet Patten, St. Johns County Civic Roundtable Government Affairs Committee Chair, .and hear my dissent, and watch five Dull Republican Commissioners' lockstep  5-0 vote,  here: (click on item 8)\

Pray for these pompous pachyderms. 


Evidence of maladministration in St. Johns County government continues.

Check out the Tuesday, March 16, 2021 St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners agenda item number 8, involves County Administrator HUNTER SIJNCLAIR CONRAD''s Proposed Goals for St. Johns County.

After beginning with a prayer, CONRAD lists his Proposed Goals are:

Economic Development

-- Thriving and Emerging Economic Opportunities

Financial Stewardship

-- Fiscally Sound and Financially Stable


-- Prioritizing Today and Planning for Tomorrow

Customer Service

-- Putting People First

World Class Living

-- The Place to Live, Work and Play


The proposed goals are said to be based on discussions with Commissioners.

The proposed goals are actually fungible  buzzwords or slogans, not goals at all.

If you set goals, you must ask, "how is performance measured?"  

If goals can't be measured, they're just precatory.. 

The proposed goals do not include:

  1. Equity
  2. Equality
  3. Environmental Justice
  4. Environmental protection
  5. Lobbyist disclosure
  6. Historic preservation
  7. Transparency
  8. Public participation
  9. Sunshine and Open Records 
  10. Extirpating discrimination and corruption in a beautiful place ("God's country,") one that the Rev. Dr. Marrtin Luther King, Jr. once called "the most lawless" in America.

Wonder why?

Dull Republicans duked in unqualified, secretive HUNTER SINCLA(R CONRAD into the job in violation of the Sunshine law, without a national search, without posting or advertising of any kind. CONRAD never disclosed to Commissioners his status as a recipient of campaign contributions that a Chicago federal grand jury alleges was  intended as a bribe from PENN CREDIT CORP. 

They do not invite a process for citizens to participate,

Compare the City of St. Augustine, whose visioning process invited public attendance at visioning meetings -- they reflected community consensus.  

In sharp and marked contrast, our County Commission --  all-white, all-male, all Republican County Commissioners --- hired an other-directed County Administrator who was not qualified for the job.  Commissioners hired a boy to do a man's job.  Upon being hired, CONRAD joined the Air Force Reserves, as if to burnish his record to run. for Congress., 

These goals reflect an unenlightened local government, one "frozen in the ice of its own indifference," in FDR's words, quoting Dante. 

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