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WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?…

Today an Avid Reader drove by “Town Hall East” aka Blue Seas Inn aka Campaign Headquarters for Silverstone/Evans/ Couriel aka as By The Sea Times and as we have seen practically 24-7 parked out in front are 2 Town Commissioners…Silverstone (Silver Porsche) and Clottey (white prius)…

Today as Readers will see Comm. Silverstone is parked in a Handicapped spot (fitting most will reply) and Clottey is parked in 2 spots (fitting as well )… These 2 are sticking their middle finger up to Sunshine rules by being together with the Furths and discussing what they must be discussing.. …No one believes they are 24-7 discussing the Obama Health Care Package or the weather!…

Puts quite a damper on Candidate Silverstone’s claims at the 2nd Meet the Candidates Night….insisting  HE  follows the rules!…

It’s not NICE to park in the Handicapped spaces!… Commissioner Jim “He’s not a Nice Guy” Silverstone…a moniker that still fits!…

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CROSSING THE LINE….

So much for not being political…Town Manager Esther Colon has done it again…She has put on the March 4, 2010 agenda to present past and present accomplishments of  Commission and Staff!… Give me a break…pure politics at its worst!…There are 2 Commissioner that are candidates and the Town Manager knows her job is jeopardy with all she has done  and her outbursts on the dais (See Feb 9, 2010 online meeting for her at her finest… http://lbts.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=287 ) This should be deferred to the first meeting of the new Commission when the old Commission is addressed and says their farewells!…

March 4, 2010
6. TOWN MANAGER REPORT

a. Commission & Staff Past & Present Accomplishments

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JUST ANOTHER OBSTACLE IN THIS ELECTION ….

The Town has decided after all these years to try and pull a fast one …to say that pop-up tents used outside the Polling places will not be allowed without a special permit…That permit must be in 60 days before!… True  to the style of management we have endured over the last 2+ years with this Town Manager she never ever said she would be pulling this stunt!… Here we are days away and her Asst. Town Clerk Nikki Smith stood in Jarvis Hall last night giving the Esther Colon “no gray area” spiel! …Nikki said just because it was not enforced before it will be now!…The only way to override this travesty is for the Commission to waive it…and it should!… Notice was given to candidates for their signs…notice was given to businesses for the Manager’s lousy “Special Events and Street Closures Forums” …but not a word that the Administration would try this final stunt to stick it to all those who are involved in this election!… Shame on any member of the Administration or the Commission that goes along with this one!…

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COMMISSIONER SILVERSTONE THINKS THE STATE’S ETHIC OVERSIGHT IS ENOUGH… REALLY?….

The Asst. State Atty. has sent a “close-out memorandum” on the e-mail situation in LBTS…Readers this is about the Vice Mayor being asked for his e-mails after BSO Chief Scott Gooding was terminated by Town Manager Esther Colon…The Vice Mayor is on video stating he deleted all his e-mails (3 1/2 yrs worth of Town related business a req. per sunshine rules)… Then to retaliate VM McIntee went after Comm. Dodd for months of e-mails to perhaps dig into any correspondence with this writer… Comm. Dodd went to a great deal of time and expense to separate out his e-mail and offered it up at a cost as was his right…the VM perhaps knowing full well he was about to be tossed aside by the VFD and the CIC and slither out of town with his tail between his legs… (Quack, Quack)…took a pass at spending the big bucks… Now the outcome …which should produce an outcry!…

Feb. 18, 2010

“Reason for Close-Out:

The memo explains the above and includes the dates..of who made complaints against who and why…Then the SAO gave case law and the conclusions to close-out the complaints…

“In State v, City of Clearwater, 883 So2d. 149 (Fla. 2003), the Florida Supreme Court held that personal emails are not considered public records by virtue of their placement on a government owned computer system. However 119.011 (12) can be interpreted to mean that emails stored in a personal computer which were “made or received pursuant to law or ordinance or in connection with the transaction of official business by any agency” are public records

In the matter, I have concluded that Commissioner Dodd is not n violation of Chapter 119 as he made a good faith effort to segregate Town related business emails from his personal emails and the Broward SAO should not be involved in determining the reasonable cost of producing Town related emails.

While I have also concluded that Vice Mayor McIntee should not have deleted any Town related emails from his personal computer, I do not find his actions in this particular case warrant prosecution for a violation of Chapter 119. Specifically, Mr. Brandt was primarily seeking email communications between Town Manager Colon and Vice Mayor McIntee and if they were ever sent, these Town related emails would be stored and remain preserved in the government-owned computer system utilized by Town Manager Colon.

Thus, the matter, as it pertains to the related complaints filed by Vice Mayor McIntee against Commissioner Dodd and by Mark Brown and Yann Brandt against Vice Mayor McIntee should now be closed.”

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This is what is wrong with the system…in this writer’s opinion…It appears that once again Vice Mayor McIntee will be given a “pass” …not even a “slap on the wrist”…Yes, he deleted 3 1/2 years Town related email…Yes, it was not to be allowed…But it appears because the complaint was specified on email that was backed up elsewhere…the rest of the emails ( prev. posts proved the VM’s statements of not “even knowing how to email” were false)… that were deleted are no big deal!… YIKES….

More to come…..

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