Do some Commissioners and the Mayor need a time out?
By now, if you have spent much time listening to my program in the last week you know of Wednesday’s City Commission meeting. Commissioner Andrew Gillum proved why he needs some real-world business experience to go with his right-out-of-college government career because he has no clue why the “pub at Cascades Park” is bad.
For the sake of this space and what I really want to share I will make it brief.
- The City is taking tax dollars paid, in part, by local businesses to subsidize a competitor. How is that fair or right?
- The City is directly competing with local banks which provide small business loans.
- By financing the “pub” the City is offering a competitive advantage because the terms are far more gracious (one year of free rent, no personal guarantee, etc.).
- And the person who will be handed this sweetheart deal happens to be Commissioner Gillum’s Mayoral Campaign Treasurer.
Two words: Not good.
By the way, this is not being reported anywhere but Tallahassee reports and my show.
Now, on to the subject at hand, namely a couple of children dressing up as adults and pretending to be a Commissioner and a Mayor. The outburst last week when citzen Erwin jackson brought up the residency issue (you know, that crazy notion that one ought to live where they are elected to represent).
Give the segment a listen and enjoy the comments of elected officials in Commission Chambers. When you are done contemplate the reality of who we have “running” the City. Think of how much better things could be with moral and ethical people in office. Elections do indeed have consequences. Right now, like some twisted version of the movie “Big”, we have some children pretending to be adults downtown.
A few of them need a time out.