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SHE SAID….HE SAID…SHE SAID….WHAT?….

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Think of this as a high tech version of the classic “8 Ball” toy of the ’50s/’60s (you remember, the black plastic ball you would ask a question, shake, and peer into the portal to get answers like “without a doubt”, “signs point to yes” or “ask again later”.) By the way, the first time we used it, we thought of a friend’s pet cat. After 20 questions, the unit guessed “A Persian Cat”. So what if the cat isn’t Persian. 20Q went on to guess4 of the next 5 “tests”.’

Was Editor Geesey playing with the “Magic Question Ball” while writing her article in the 2/19/09 edition of the Futures?…

In her 12 step article Ms. Geesey wrote  Commissioner Dodd conceded he had some harsh comments concerning  the “Old Guard” …which is true…along with “drinking the Kool-aid.” But he does not have “remorse” for heading the recall of former Mayor Parker…feeling it was justified and may have led to Parker’s ultimate decision not to run again…What he does regret and has publicly acknowledged during that time…and again quite recently…. is the Town paying the legal fees of Parker’s high priced Attorney when an alternative could have been found with the Florida League of Cities providing legal counsel…because Dodd felt then and still asserts what is offered to a Commission member is “reasonable legal representation”…not the most expensive high priced attorney in the book…If that is the call of the Commissioner …let them pay the difference…Commissioner Dodd has said the word he would use about the Parker situation is not “remorse”…it is “saddened”…because the recall was political…not personal …and today after all is said and done, it would be helpful to be able to call upon his neighbor Oliver Parker, to get input on items from the past….

Ms. Geesey in finishing up her piece writes of an admission by Commissioner Clottey, that the Commissioner regretted she signed the “bogus” ethics complaint against Ms. Geesey…(pertaining to the Oriana “flip” done while Ms. Geesey was Chair of the P & Z Board)…The Florida Ethics Commission did find probable cause on 6/11/08…as they did for Comms. Silverstone/McIntee (previous scoops/VFD categories) with a finding of no probable cause on the contract to purchase…but  finding  probable cause of not reporting it on her required financial report as a P & Z member and a time frame to fix  it… … 6/27/08…previous BCbythesea…post…

‘they found no probable cause for failing to report a contract to purchase a condominium on her CE Form 1, Statement of Financial Interests filed for Calendar year 2004 /2005…

‘The Commission further finds based on recommendation of the Commission’s Advocate that there IS probable cause to believe the Respondent violated Section 112.3145, Florida statutes, by failing to timely, and accurately file a CE Form 1F, Final Statement of Financial Interests within 60 days of leaving her public position for the period between Jan, 1 of the year in which she left and her last day of holding her office.’

According to Comm. Clottey, she has said to others, including this writer, that she wished she had not signed on to the complaint, and although no probable cause was found for the “flip” itself, it still did not sit right with her, and there is little chance that any public apology will be forthcoming. Commissioner Clottey has also said she has never spoken with Ms. Geesey about the complaint….

As for the rest of the 12 steps…it was pretty familiar ground for this writer…due to much being written right here….in previous posts…the lack of following the Silverstone initiated Town Mission Statement….the bullying on the dais….the need to be be prepared with the backup material…making Town business the top priority…… the description of “Jim” becoming “Jimmy” …and the increase  in confidence and handling of the dais by Mayor Minnet…

Ms. Geesey’s “steps”…6 thru 12….are all right on the mark….But alas, Ms Geesey…. for these 6 “steps” to happen with the present dais…with the “2-Hats” occupying seats at either end…you really do need a “Magic Ball”…Because the “odds” of these 6 “steps” becoming  a “certainty”…are about the same ….

WHAT’S UP DOC?….

Hey what happened…no photo…with the byline…with our Governor…on the front page of every newspaper…and on Meet the Press today……Doc really should have his picture included with this timely article…guess this writer is partial…seeing the”get” the Futures received with this new addition to their publication…just a humble opinion offered…he’s worth a weekly pic….

LET IT ALL HEIGHT OUT….

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Mark Brown has point…made in his “Leadership” editorial……If you’re going back to the “drawing board” on heights…to see if 44 feet meant…33 feet…then take the leap…town wide and see if 44 feet really meant 44 feet town wide on the coast…north and south…fair is fair…for this “laundry list” of items being prepared for the LBTS Referendum…in November…If the north is truly interested in making it so…ala the boats being kept as status quo. pre-annexation…..(previously posted scoops…LBT agenda/meetings categories)…and on the 2/24/09 Regular Commission meeting for 2nd reading…then they …the northenders… need to assemble…send the massive e-mails…make numerous calls to all Commissioners…and occupy the Jarvis Hall seats…line up for public comments…for it to really be a go…..included in the referendum for the “will of the people” ……

You have precedence for getting it on… Comm. Silverstone and VM McIntee said in their Commissioner Comments…(previous post…LBTS agenda/meeting category 2/10/09)  giving  praise to the “Tennis People”… “this is how it’s supposed to work”… this is democracy…at it’s best!…So make your calls and  send those e-mails…… see you there when you fill the seats..to have your say……and then we’ll all see if the same rules apply…on heights as they do with tennis….

REPUBLICAN ELECTED OFFICIALS WANT STIMULUS $$$ FOR PRIVATE PROPERTY?….REALLY?….

Editor Brown writes the VM McIntee voted against the Palm Club sewers and now has done an about face to assist the “horizontal condo” getting the “shovel” federal dollars to get the project done….(previous posts…history in the last election-sausage series category/previous posts…recent  Mc- vote getting initiative…LBTS agenda/meetings categories)…We all know why…VOTES…but the point well made by Brown, if true…besides the fact…it is still a private property…and the Town residents…especially many of us who live in “vertical condos” are  still not willing to pay …for their sewers …how is it “shovel” ready if it was “scrapped” …”wiped off” the Town’s books?…Also quite disturbing…the response included  in the editorial that Rep. Bogdanoff and Sen Atwater will help in it”s approval…do they know…it is a private property?…

Sorry Palm Club, the facts haven’t  changed with the “looming” 2010 election drawing near…public taxpayer funds…should not be used to pay for private property improvements…and the “greater good” of  sewers over septic for the health of the town …well the fact also remains on that one…Sea Ranch Lakes…is still firmly planted in the middle of Palm Club and LBTS…using septic…OOPS!…

TASTE OF THE BEACH….

Make your way to both…event and Commission…2/24/09….6-9 pm El Prado Park….details previously posted…places to go category…

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more to come……..

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