Governance is not designed to be a spectator’s sport.

Think back to the three expedited discussions that we just had publicly about the Tractor Supply development efforts. With only one of those being open public discussion. Not comment, but discussion.

We went from the development application being heard by the PZA on a Wednesday, then exactly one week later a Town Hall in Indianwood. Then one day later a final vote by the Council to approve. Eight days of public discourse.

Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Let’s look.

On the good side the government sure is efficient in their clerical and administrative details. To what benefit for you, us, WE THE PEOPLE, is there for this rush of over efficiency to shove it through with such haste?

With an election coming you better make sure you know what you want to turn your Village into, what is their vision for you?

Be certain of the fact that your Council knew of this way in advance and had several opportunities to speak with the people involved. They knew well before you even heard a whisper of the plans. You only had 8 days though.

There is one caveat to this that is worth the mention.

Credible first-hand sighting of a Human burial on that property several decades back was presented to the PZA Board that voted 4-1 to approve it. They also approved what is a list of variances required to meet the same rules they are supposed to be safe guarding.

Even with the reality of a human body in their midst there was not even a whisper of getting answers before they voted. People like Marjorie Beary asked solid questions that raised serious concerns. Still though – Zoom Zoom!

Tony Zweiner was the only one that dissented with his vote. He said, “The sanctity of Human life is worth the effort to slow this down and make sure that what we are doing is right.”

Further he explained to his fellow Board Members that they were there to uphold the structure and letter of the LDR’s. “Not doing so would set precedent and create a potential for lawsuit moving forward.”

The LDR’s are the rules people have to follow to build anything in Indiantown. The idea being that everyone has an equal right to development under equal rules. When you allow variance for interpretation, well, who gets to interpret next time? The one that is paid the most?

What if you do not allow the next developers variance for similar reasons like you just did for Tractor Supply? That sounds more like equity than equality. It sounds like legal issues.

That next week after the PZA vote, there was a town hall at Indianwood Retirement Park. This is where the theme started to perform a rehearsed form of dialectic legal pattern. You heard it twenty times if you heard it once, “We met everything we were required to do.” Meaning, you should just approve us or we will sue you.

The problem with that though is they did not do everything required. They just wanted that drum beat to pound in your heads and your ears like the propaganda it is. Edward Bernays would have been proud.

See, they had to get approval from your Council to set aside portions of those common Land Regulations in order to give the developer the permission to build. Your Village Council in a 4-1 vote, voted for some pretty big variances from the rules, Ms. Gibbs-Thomas was in dissent. She said no to the variances.

Because of the 4 Village People who voted “YES”, the next guy has an argument to make that they deserve the same types of favors for exemption from the rules.

Not only that, did you see how quickly Antony was willing to sell the Peoples Development Rights to the highest bidder?

What do we mean? He gave away the value of the opportunity like a childish promoter. He did so for his more for his own gain of notoriety.

When we spoke with Ms. Gibbs-Thomas, we asked her what her general take was on the whole development affair.

To summarize the discussion, our general takeaway was this; Every piece of land in Indiantown that has the potential to be built on is fixed in number. There are only so many acres to build on. That makes the limited amount of land pretty darn valuable if you are looking to cash in. Like Tractor Supply was.

That makes the land a very valuable commodity. One people are willing to pay handsomely for. The Village Council in the end are the commodity brokers in a way. When you really stop to consider what she is saying, she is right.

There is only so much land, why back down from the first challenge of the rules, the LDR’s like Antony did?

Jackie, Janet, Antony and staff on more than one occasion has heralded the rules as the best in the land. Why not stand up for them instead of selling out to the first offer that comes down the pipe? Or do they have no real value to them?

You see, Antony was quick to rush in and give away the store if he had too. One has to ask why?  For what?

What benefit is there to the people of Booker Park or Up town?

What benefit for Indianwood or the local businesses?

As it turned out the Developer said he had a deal breaker on one of the rules that the Village required and the Village either set the rule aside or Tractor Supply was walking. How did Antony take it?

This is a picture of a sitting Councilman obviously praying with his Economic Development Director during discussion on the matter.

What else could they be doing IN THE SUNSHINE while the meeting is taking place?

What was said?

We will never know, in a public meeting, what was said by the two of them. That is wrong and very unethical. Play time is over. The people deserve better.

Especially when there is no consideration for the Hometown Family-owned businesses. Seems like an agenda by the few. Somehow, what has been here is not good enough and there is no loyalty or consideration to those who brought Indiantown this far. Elected or not.

So, for the $5,000.00 a year in additional taxes and the 6 to 8 people that will be employed (their numbers from the application) no one can point to another economic benefit when asked. Two of those jobs are management and will come from outside. So, we gain 4 clerk’s positions in Indiantown. For those four people we are sure the work will mean a lot. Good Luck.

The Staff claims that you, the People of Indiantown asked for this type of high density commercial retail development.

OK, so let’s recap a bit because there is more.

  • So far, a development of impact application was heard by the PZA and the Council in an 8 day window.
  • There was one opportunity for a poorly advertised Town Hall.
  • There were over 400+ pages of related material to digest in a very short period of time.
  • There was question of the still unsettled outcome of the Human remains. More on that in a minute.
  • There was no consideration, by four Council people for the value or sanctity of the rules the Council is charged with guarding.

At this point it seems fair to say, something is just not right about all this.

Did you know that there is an additional 35 freshly platted acres adjacent to the Indianwood community for similar buildout?  They are already being brokered by certain powers in town. This will bring much more commercial density, noise, light and criminal element in the Village.

The transitory nature of the people in and out of the new development is cause for concern. Time and the crime blotter will tell the outcome on that one.

If we are to be governed then we should demand better from our elected. Know that this is just the first of what will be many similar applications for commercial retail coming forward. Not only there, but elsewhere.

If you were not there or did not see any of the three meetings, we will help you out.

Know this though. Your non participation in the process is enough to offset the needed weight of those that do participate. Your voice does matter, stand with your neighbor in your interests and theirs or what you have in store will be far worse than one Tractor Supply.

As you are hopefully seeing with fire rescue and now this freight train that just crashed the door, governance is not designed to be a spectator’s sport. The good people of Indiantown need to either get up off their backsides or wallow in the mess that is about to ensnare you.

In reference to the potential of human remains being known to exist on the property, TAM has been busy. We have contacted the MCSO under FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) in an effort to follow what is taking place as the Florida Statute requires.

We have also been in contact with an Independent Anthropologist that has used their access to satellite images to confirm that the mound is where it was reported to be.  Given the nature of the potential, we are hopeful the owners will be willing to let a third party that does not have a dog in the hunt do some digging as they say. We do not mean having the developer hiring or pay them either. How cozy of an outcome can that produce? We mean a true independent.

Oh, one last thing needs to be said to the those insisting that the story of remains is a “rumor”.

Your daughter was seen making out with someone a few years back in the woods. That is a rumor.

Having three eyewitnesses as well as several sources of corroborating independent knowledge about the burial of human remains is not a rumor. It is a matter that deserves the attention of everyone. That way we can make sure that the outcome of the investigation will bring satisfactory answers for everyone.

So, until there is law, eyewitnesses and corroborating knowledge, we cannot start an investigation into the rumor of your daughter.  An investigation has begun however with the eyewitness accounts and corroboration from independent sources of remains on the property.

God Rest Their Soul.

We have a lot more for you to follow on this and we will keep you updated on what we find. So, until next time step out, step up, get involved and – Standby

Village PZA Board & Human Remains

What is a PZA Board?

TAM would like to put a shout out to the Village of Indiantown PZA Board.

Our own TAM Contributor Tony Z is a serving member of the Board. The Board serves at the pleasure of the Council. One of their job’s is to review development proposals from persons that want to build on the land within the Village. Developers like the PZAB Chairman. Businesses like Tractor Supply.

The Staff spends an up-front amount of time keeping busy with the busy work they create to make sure that the application meets their basic requirements so everyone can be busy. If the application does not meet the busy work requirements, the Board discusses the reasons and potential fixes.

Beyond that they also make recommendation to the Council on approval, disapproval or changes they feel should be made. The outcomes from the PZA Board on development applications are not the final say. Just recommendations.

We tell you this because your PZA Board in the Village got hit upside the head with a big wet Tuna on an attempt to get through their first big development review. Before we get to the actual meeting there are some parts that need to be filled in.

May we say in all good nature to the good Village, please get the Board some training in Roberts Rules of Order. The parliamentary procedure being used is explainable, rough and very novice. Explainable because the people that were chosen appear to never have being exposed to parliamentary procedure.

We know you have had a workshop. Apparently, it is nowhere near the level of training the Board should be given after watching the next vote that was taken in the same workshop. As a friendly piece of advice to the Council members; if you are not going to appoint people with previous exposure to parliamentary procedures and rules, then be prepared to train them. It reflects on you.

That being what it is. We want each of the members, whom serve with no compensation, to know that we are grateful for their willingness to put themselves in the position to help amplify the voices of their neighbors in the process of growth in your community.

By having the microphone, they have a way to recommend changes or non-approval of development efforts. They are your neighbors. The recommendations & rulings of appeal they make can and should reflect the interest of all.  With the interest of the People first.

This was demonstrated in orchestrated detail by one of the Board members when discussing the Tractor Supply. Her friends call her “Maggie” (Marjorie Beary). TAM has not had an opportunity to speak one on one with her yet. We understand from some that we actually are not very well liked by her. Too bad really. We hope we can find common ground with Ms. Beary and one day meet.

We wanted to highlight her efforts at the last meeting for a reason. The first of which was her level of participation. Not only did the Board member perform her reading assignment. She took on extra credit reading as well. We could hardly stay in our seats when we watched her in action.

Do you know how refreshing it was to see a Board working in the direction it was designed to?

Her points were spot on with a number of items. A couple of which are the Heritage and wildlife on the undeveloped land.

We have been told by persons that know several of the Board members that “Maggie” is a Masters level Librarian and researcher. Wait it gets better. She has a compatriot on the Board with the same or similar Masters level skill set. It showed too. Her knowledge of the application and her points made were beginning to sound like a real issue for the applicant, Tractor Supply.

In the same meeting, Tony Zweiner brought to light a first-hand account from a local resident that they had witnessed a burial on the property when the witness was eight years old. It was believed to be an Indian. Now new information has surfaced and it appears it was a woman that lived in town. Her family was buried there and she wanted to be added to it. Recent reports to the Martin County Sheriffs office have resulted in interviews and investigation. Stay Tuned

During the period of time this was witnessed there was an enclave of Native Americans that were living in Indiantown. While it is not “officially” a Seminole mound it does not preclude it from being of another tribe or purpose. So now we have reasonable reason to think there may be a body buried, If not a family.

Well, you could have heard a pin drop when “Maggie” told the meeting that she had the coordinates on her GPS. She walked that property with frequency she said. It was 15’ in diameter she said.

Now, this is how the process should work. We could not believe our eyes. The Board was actually doing their job and due diligence.

Our expectation was that one or more of them would vote to table the development application for a period of time and return to investigate the remains. In the least.

Instead, staff drafted the language to be uttered by them and passed it out to the Board like good little puppets. Then they read their script and everything sailed right through for Tractor Supply.

Well, it sailed through after a strong chastisement from Althea. She has once again demonstrated quite openly that she has an attitude problem. Who has ever heard of staff drafting the motions for approval? Did she offer a motion to table too? There is a whole list of things that are wrong with this picture.

Well, this was about the time that the collective air was let out of the refreshing sounds that were filling the meeting. All of the sudden the same people that had issue with lighting, drainage, wildlife and more were voting for approval. We could not believe it. There was credible enough information placed in front of them that they expressed reservation with the plan in discussion. Then you have the small fact that PEOPLE may be buried on the property. Oh well, everyone of them, with exception one, Tony Zweiner, voted to approve the application for Council Rubber Stamping.

From what we saw of at least three of the Board members, the application should have rightfully been tabled to deal with some of the more blaring shortcomings with the application. Like the Light Trespassing they voted for. This will allow light to leave the lot and infringe on their neighbors, Indianwood.

Drainage anyone?

Remove 250 trees and decrease run off by 50%?

Another was the fact that they said they needed the additional light because of the potential of “Felony Thefts” occurring with merchandise stored outside. So, they are creating the potential for felony criminals to be on the border of a retirement park. Then they are only allowing 50 yards of landscaping to keep the transitory foot traffic from leaving the parking lot and wondering into the retirement community, Indianwood.

That is what we mean when we say this should have been slowed down for a bit. The PZAB has full authority to do so. They are supposed to be taking the rough edges off before it meets the Council for discussion. They would only be doing their job.

So, you can see why we said they got hit with a big wet Tuna on their first outing. We are encouraged by the interrogative nature of the Board. We hope to see it perform as it should without political mandate or team players. It is meant to do a job for the people. How this Board decides to behave is directly going to affect every citizen and business in the Village of  Indiantown. We will pray for you. So, again thank you to all that serve, it is never easy and there is always someone that is going to complain.

Your efforts are appreciated.

Your efforts will be watched.

Your efforts will be scrutinized as well.

So please continue with your level of energy and expertise.

Let the researcher come out in you all and please keep your eye on the ball.

More to follow – Stand by

One Down – Several More To Go !

Put one in the win column for the good guys!


Well, the sensical outcome of relative sanity seems to have prevailed in the Fire Rescue scrum that concluded last night in Indiantown. The conclusion was brought on in true self serving and ego driven fashion by the Village People too.

What do we mean?

When you review the previous meetings that Janet has Chaired as Mayor, she has a pattern. It is actually a pattern we noticed and even laughed about because of its obvious nature of selfishness. It seems to stem from a position of control.

Every meeting the Council has opportunity for each Council person to make whatever remarks that are germane to the business of the Village prior to conducting the people’s business.

As Mayor, during the “Council Comments” section young Janet has had a record of calling on her peers in the same order, meeting after meeting.

The person filling the top slot every meeting by Janet is done by calling on Susan Gibbs-Thomas first. Unless there is a topic of priority then she calls on Antony. You can see it yourself; it is all there to watch.

So, last night, why the shift to Antony as the first to speak? Well, that should be obvious to anyone that has half a clue. Antony will try and play the Fire Rescue as a positive for him in the upcoming election. He will fly the banner of being the one to ride in on a “White Horse” and save the day. That’s what makes us laugh.

The blatant nature of the selfishness to deny Susan the opportunity to make the motion was an obvious decision for the cornered and beaten Village People. At the end of the day, it was politics. Dirty, but politics.

There is another facet to this as well though outside of the politics.

Janet and Antony are not supposed to be discussing things like this between them. It is known as the Sunshine Law. So, how did the arrangements get made? Well, we have our own thoughts on that one.

What is most important though is Truth.

The truth is that the success of Susan Gibbs-Thomas is a threat to the personas being dawned by the Village People.

The truth is that between a lot of unselfish dialogue and prayer, Susan Gibbs-Thomas and Harold Jenkins held the thin thread together that allowed for Antony to grab the political spot light and try to shine it.

What was done last night by the Village people is a blatant and self-serving ploy that is deserving of the political gutter that they have to live in to assert it.

At the last Regular Council meeting Ms. Gibbs-Thomas made the same motion to accept the deal from Martin County. Because it was Susan, there were no takers for a second on the motion.

The truth, they could not bring themselves to allow Susan the role of leadership that she has earned through her behavior and outcomes.

It is not the posing with goodie bags, and painting a mural with the youth group that make you. It may be a thinly veiled marketing effort, but leadership it is not.

Leadership is allowing the hard work and the dedication you have demonstrated stand on its own merit and foundation. Because in the end it is that which we build upon the stone that lasts.

That which is built on sand will pass.

So, when the time comes, let the record reflect that we all know who was standing in the way and who was holding things together. In case anyone forgets we will be here to remind them later. Loud and clear.

Second, it is the loud and clear portion of this that needs some clarity as well.

Fire Rescue like every political matter has a beginning a middle and an end. The involvement of the People at the beginning of the matter will generally have a better chance of stopping bad ideas before they get out of hand. Like Fire Rescue did.

When the citizens are involved prior to the ideas, bad ideas are harder to plant and water.

Unfortunately, it seemed like too many were hoping someone else was doing the watching and standing up. Too many thought somebody else would make this all better for them. In the end, they were right. The few again stood for the many.

As the severity of the outcome continued to build a few braved the sticks and stones and began barking. We were called Racist, White Supremacists, Loud Mouths, troublemakers, blah blah blah.

We even stood outside the meetings, we protested, we made our voices heard, loud and clear.

Many from the Hispanic community that wanted to attend were told by so called men of God and Faith that they should not join the protestors because they would go to jail. The bullying and thuggery associated with the oppressive tactics for political victory are below the bottom. Especially for self declared disciples.

In the end the best of America showed up at the protests. People from all walks of life. People that found common ground of truth.People that together had a loud voice and made the difference.

If you looked even halfheartedly you saw what made this work.

WE THE PEOPLE.

So, let’s take a Victory lap for Indiantown and then get ready to focus on what are sure to be bigger challenges in the days ahead. Hopefully we can continue to build common ground for the common good.

Until Next time – Standby

Fire Rescue – One More Time

OK Indiantown

Time to step up one more time


Well the day has finally arrived. The Council is going to have to make a decision about Fire Rescue this Thursday at their next meeting.

Below is a copy of today’s discussion with the Martin County Board of County Commissioners and their position on the Village of Indiantown’s bullish demands. As we expected the “deal is the deal”, take it or leave it Village People.

Howard Brown asked for 2.5 million. He asked to make usage and deed changes in Booker and Big Mound Park to buildings deeded to the Village.

Howard has also added an item to the Village agenda for this Thursday to hire someone to oversee the fire rescue efforts for the Village. Just what we need, more salary and employees and worse services than what we have.

Are you waking up out there?



The county is at 1.3 million take it or leave it – they are done. Honestly it was a gracious gesture to begin with and the Village keeps spitting in their eye. They are lucky the offer was not pulled out from under them.

The Village meets this Thursday to decide whether or not to hire a person to lead the transition of the Fire Rescue from Martin. If they do hire the person, well, kiss Martin County Fire Rescue “bye-bye” in 2022.

Or they can do as Ms. Gibbs-Thomas has suggested they do and “TAKE THE DEAL”.

Will you be at the next meeting to continue the pressure on the Council to put this bad idea away and bury it?

It Starts with you.

Hello Indianwood, Are You Out There?

HERE COMES TRACTOR SUPPLY



Last week the Village of Indiantown Planning, Zoning & Appeals Board met to hear the details that were all worked out by staff so they could be rubber stamped and given to the Council. They are set to rush through the approval with necessary formal consideration of legality, with little to no consideration of the PEOPLE affected directly by this. Well, you know what they say, “You have to break a few eggs to make an omelet.”

Guess who the eggs are this time Indianwood?

As the Clerk said “We already have it in the Minutes that way”. (prior to discussion or voting) It was their meeting, not mine. You can’t make this stuff up. It is all there.

The lead staff member, Althea Jackson, even went as far as to script out the motions for approval for the Board members. No sign of the way to make a motion to table it. How convenient. No, no rubber stamp or nose ring there. It is sad that the Village staff thinks so little of the intelligence level of their Boards that they have to script things for them. But I guess that is the case.

Not only that but when you watch the playback of the meeting and listen to the condescending tonality of Althea towards the Board members it is telling.

The Board itself did a half way decent job of pointing out most of all of the fallacy with the plan, that was to be sent forward with minor recommendations from them. Sad really. Especially when the fact of an Indian Burial Mound existing on the property was disclosed it seemed not phase a soul. Even that was not enough for the Board, of your neighbors, to say they thought it should be tabled until there is more time for further discussion. Somehow the platitudes and empty replies of “Expert This” and “Expert That” was enough to sit the self-initiated down and vote against their own judgement.

All but one, Tony Zweiner.

Beyond the news that there are real people buried out there, it was also shown that the diversity and healthy Eco environment that is about to be replaced with 4 acres of asphalt is certain to cause another Eco – imbalance in our Village as well. Just like the slash and burn operation a few weeks back that took out an Eagles nest. Then there is the remaining list of water runoff, lighting issues as well as the noise issues that will affect the residents of Indianwood and the Village as a whole.

Only one Board member voted not to approve the variances that were required to meet the Villages own LDR or building codes. That’s right, the list of special exemptions from the letter of the law (LDR/Code) had to be made to fit the project in.

This project that will displace a whole lot of known wild life, level a burial mound, get rid of over 250 trees, create light pollution and prepare for a phase two build out to cover the entire 35-acre plat one asphalt load at a time.

Not only is it not in keeping with the Village it will promote the big box store urban style pollution that is today’s urban planning. Aren’t we better than this Indiantown?

Besides, what about the existing businesses that already provide for these services? What consideration is being given to your neighbors and fellow community members over the interest of a NASDAQ listed big box profit center with no interest in you or this community beyond your wallet.

For what?

The estimated 5k a year in additional revenue for the Village?

TAM has been asking The Village and Council members for over a year what the activity on the property was about. Especially the 18 oaks along Warfield that will be removed for this concrete nightmare. They knew, they refused to say. Well now we know. We also know and can say that The Village is not even close to being forth coming with information that is averse to their planning. Another Howard Brown creation we suppose.

We did not hear about how they plan to keep transient foot traffic off of the Indianwood Community Property either.

  • How tall of a wall will they have to build?
  • What kind of a fence will need to be used?
  • Are they as worried about your security as they are theirs?
  • What types of toxic chemicals and in what quantity will they keep?
  • How will a fire affect the residents?

They have openly said the overly bright lights are for Safety. It is so, people do not steal things. People like CRIMINALS that are attracted to Big Box environments. The same Criminals that can walk across the parking lot and now into your streets and homes in Indianwood.

It is OK to say no sometimes and this sure seems like one to us. Just to make clear Indianwood, your neighbors on the PZA except for Tony Zweiner, voted to tell the Council it all looks good to them.

It also meant that they told the Council it is OK to violate the light rules because it is for SAFETY. Well, glad to know you have our safety at heart while you turn a wildlife area into an urban light, sight and noise polluted corner.

What can you do?

Speak Out and Speak Up. Write to your Village Council, e-mail them, call them and show up at meetings and make YOUR VOICE HEARD! There are more of us than there are of them. Stand on common ground with your neighbors for the good of your life style and the future of those still to come.

If not you, then who? If not you, then say hello to the first of several new Urban Neighbor’s you are going to share a property line with. Don’t say nobody told you.

Until next time – Standby

A Discussion with MC Fire Rescue – a four part Special Report


A TAM EXCLUSIVE


The following is a four part special report recorded by Tony Z. When Ms. Susan Gibbs-Thomas had a meeting with Fire Rescue, she wanted you to hear what they had to say. So Tony went with her to record it and get you the information you need to make an informed decision.

Indiantown Fire Rescue FAQ Answers and Analysis – (Part One of Four)


Indiantown Fire Rescue FAQ Answers and Analysis – (Part Two of Four)


Indiantown Fire Rescue FAQ Answers and Analysis – (Part Three of Four)


Indiantown Fire Rescue FAQ Answers and Analysis – (Part Four of Four)


 

Listening Tour

Talk About Martin is considering a Listening Tour in Indiantown


Recent strong arm tactics of intimidation and threats, Bullying from the Dias during meetings, reported threats of blocking money for grants and well documented malfeasance on the part of Howard Brown and four of the Village People while dealing with your life and livelihood seem to suggest, we need to Talk Indiantown.

TAM has witnessed a lot of passion, energy and desire to right this listing ship called The Village of Indiantown. Some of the ideas being offered are Recalling Sitting Council Members. Pressing for an AG investigation into possible corruption, Dissolution of the Village all together and New Strong Adult Candidates for office.

We have seen petitions of over 530 signatures against Fire Rescue Changes and have seen some Politicos double down on the bet. How can you make them listen? We can help.

We would like to cut through the hype and share what know to be fact and listen to your ideas on the matter. So let us know if you think it is worth your time.






 

Susan Gibbs Thomas Talks Fire Rescue with Tony Z

Here is the latest information from Susan Gibbs-Thomas as it relates to the on going saga fire rescue boondoggle. It is actually good news and Susan is to thank for the outcome.


We would like to thank the Martin County Commission for exercising some mature postures through the process. We would also like to thank them for the effort they made to help bring resolution to this for the good of the community.



The Martin County Board of County Commissions discussion regarding the proposed resolution on Fire Rescue is below.



 

April 22nd Council Meeting Council Corner Wrap up

This episode includes some brief commentary and public comments. We also have a slide show of pictures of the protest from our own Local Photography Wiz Jennifer Smith.

So strap yourself in and hang on as we go down the rabbit hole one more time.



Editors Note:Please notice that not one of the speakers violated the 3 minute rule.

Unlike the Mayor Janet Hernandez who when she last spoke at the last County Commission meeting, to which she was not invited, ignored the County Chairman and rambled for minutes over the 3 minutes even after being asked to wrap it up. In that diatribe she blamed the Commission for being racists. What about CIVILITY madame Mayor? – Editor – TAM