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Here’s The Scoop … When Accountability Becomes … “Political Assault”… The CIC- “FOG”….

WITH KNOWLEDGE AND FACTS … COMES CLARITY….

AN OPEN LETTER….

Dear CIC- “FOG” (FRIENDS OF GANG)….As a past “FOG”…may I offer you a way to see the sunlight…to breathe fresh air again…and to not be stuck in the fog…

I was like you only a short time ago…letting the Mc-Furth “Gang” have the final word…from the dais…in the BTSTimes…and at CIC meetings…not looking any further…having my judgment “clouded”…and buying what was being sold “lock, stock and both barrels”…

It was easy…it was inclusive…and it seemed the right thing to do at the time…UNTIL…

I began to see the cracks…to see the implausibility in what was being espoused…and DARED to voice an opposing opinion…(see the How the Sausage Was Made cat.)

Such an act of “dis-loyalty” opened the floodgates of disdain…..You’re with them (CIC) or you’re branded …”OLD-GUARD”…. in order to keep the remaining “FOG”s… in place!..

Never did I see what was coming with the change in majority in 2008…the underlying bad acts that would come from it……The brazen disregard of what I thought we fought so hard to change…..There is no “political assault”…There is only accountability…just as there was for their predecessors…

The Town Manager is accountable for her positions…..her actions….her hiring and firing…her financial decisions……and fulfilling or not fulfilling her duties…just as it was for her predecessor…

The Commissioners are accountable for their positions…their votes…their actions…and doing or not doing the will of the people…just as it was for their predecessors…

The CIC is accountable for their positions…..how they promote themselves… and who they do and do not support…

UOT is accountable for their positions….how they promote themselves…and who they do and do not support….

The local papers are accountable for what they print…

This writer is accountable for what I post…

So think very long and hard about how you , a “CIC-“FOG” member are beingĀ  being positioned……In this former member’s opinion….There is no “all out political assault against three CIC-endorsed Commissioners: Clottey, Silverstone, and McIntee as well as Town Manager, Esther Colon by the old-guard political machine.”..as CIC President Bob Roberts has written…(in fact is he not doing the very same in his quest for accountability with the ” Hillsboro Inlet Battle” on pg. 20 in his own BTSTimes?)…

There is no “old-guard political machine”…they are long gone…

What there is, this election…. at this point in time are … taxpayers…voters ….homeowners….residents…and businesses…..and new candidates…who have witnessed or been impacted personally from decisionsĀ  and actions that have come from their Town elected officials and their Town Manager…on a plethora of issues…that has brought each and every one of them to decide they must not let this continue on without accountability!…

Funny thing …as a former CIC-“FOG”….it’s the very same thing that brought I and other former “FOG”s (the many)…….to the CIC not so long ago when the CIC actually stood for doing just what they now want to prevent others not aligned with them from doing now!…

LET THE SUNSHINE…..NO FOG……

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THE CIC E-MAIL…..

From: Bob Roberts
Sent: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 7:46 AM

Dear Fellow CIC Members:

We are heading into a very busy time. The March 2010 Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Commission campaign season is almost upon us and, as the candidates begin to announce, we must be ready to skillfully gauge who will deserve the valuable endorsement and support of the Citizens Initiative Committee.

Starting next week members of the CIC, must also be ready to go to work once again to defend against what has become an all out political assault against three CIC-endorsed Commissioners: Clottey, Silverstone, and McIntee as well as Town Manager, Esther Colon by the old-guard political machine.

We need our members to attend the Town Manager?s Review on Monday, October 12 at 4 pm at Jarvis Hall and, if it moves you, to publicly say a kind word about Esther Colon who has been unfairly attacked and harassed to no end by these people.

We also need our members to start coming back to Commission meetings again and stand strong in our right to the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea we love and worked so hard to protect, preserve, and enhance over the years. Please come to the Tuesday, October 13 Commission meeting, 7:00 PM in Jarvis Hall. 6:45 if you wish to sign up for public comments.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00 PM for the next CIC general meeting at the Surf & Yacht Club. We will be serving wine and cheese, organizing volunteers for the Town Halloween party, and planning for our exciting campaign kick-off event!

We know everyone is busy but we cannot stress enough the urgency of the situation before us. Please make every effort to participate, our future depends on it.

Please call CIC Vice-Chair Joe Couriel at 954 -xxx-xxxx for further information.

Sincerely,

The CIC Board of Directors

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more to come…..

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