Tell us what you think should be done to stop the runaway big government and spending in Indiantown
Welcome to the promised and now delivered part two of Who is Running Indiantown?
We are going to take a look this time at Fire Rescue and draw some tighter stitches to help sew a seam. That way the Emperor can get some clothes that are made from the finest that global standards and practices can provide.
As a frame of reference for you the reader or viewer depending upon how you are receiving this message, the points I am about to make are not just made-up ideas that are being pulled out of a planner’s manual developed from places like Sri Lanka and Mozambique and the United Nations.
The research and knowledge on Global influence in American Culture and Governance is more than talking points for me. I have done radio interviews over the span of several years with some of the biggest names in the in the area of globalism. I have researched, studied and have documented the same. I have written a book on the subject as well. I have served at a State and National level politically and have been involved in the in the body politics for a very long time.
The blessings of education, research, travel, life learning and diverse experience have allowed a certain amount of wisdom to manifest in what at least used to be called, wisdom, character and knowledge. Almost like an expert. hmmm
As an Editor here at TAM I want to assure you we do our best to speak truth to reality on matters of globalist agendas and their local political influence in OUR lives. The “Globalist Leftist Way” is not the only way you know. Especially if you are an American.
That being said, we recognize at TAM that we are reaching a very large audience. We understand that we are also having impact in OUR world. Our effort will remain in truth and we will use the words and ideas of those titles and matters we discuss to make our points.
With that said. Let’s cut to the chase and talk Fire Rescue in the Village of Indiantown.
In reading Friends and Neighbors of Martin County’s quick take on fire rescue it seems like a good place to start. We agree on with what Tom has stated and think that each Council person should answer some questions surrounding their efforts.
Here is a quote from the latest article from Tom.
“I began by asking questions that individual council members should answer. The first question was whether the village would be providing a better level of service than existing. I do not see how that is possible given what was presented. No one has claimed that they are receiving inferior service that needs to be better. So, then this cannot be the reason to proceed.”
Another couple of other important details are the E-mail from Taryn the County Administrator.
Again Quoting – This time from Taryn:
“Howard – I was sent the presentation that was presented to your Council on Saturday on Fire Rescue and options for service. I am not sure why you continue to provide inflated numbers to your Council on what the County collects via ad valorem taxes from the taxable values in Indiantown. It is roughly 5.3M not the 5.9M that your consultant is reflecting in his presentation. Could you please use factual numbers instead of inflated ones? Thank You – Taryn G. Kryzda – County Administrator McBOCC”
Then there is the letter sent from Janet Hernandez to the Chair of the McBOCC, Stacey Heatherington.
In that letter Janet states and I quote
“Over the past year, The Village has worked with the Center for Public Safety Management (“CPSM”), a public safety consulting firm affiliated with the ICMA, to advise the Village in evaluating its options.”
Where have we heard those four magic little letters before ICMA? I wonder.
When we say that Howard has his own agenda and it is an International Globalist Progressive Leftist Radical one this is another step in the direction of how we get there. It is another stitch in the cloth that makes their clothes.
Let’s stay with that theme of acronyms and globalism for a minute. Because this brings us to the financial portion of this equation. The next three letters we need to examine are the letter E – The letter S and the letter G.
In short, a company’s ESG score that does not align with the Progressive Green, Social, Racial and Environmental Mandates will receive a bad score. What was the number one move on the plate of the current US Government? (Keystone) I think if I remember right, oil bad – need clean energy. Coal bad need clean energy.
The ESG score will be coming for you and I and sit right next to and soon replace your credit score. Your Social Justice score will mean as much as your credit worthiness.
So why are we bringing this up. Well, Indiantown already has lost one power generation facility due to the ridiculous executive orders of Barrack Hussein Obama. The new administrations mandates will have yet unforeseen consequences on the energy sector as a whole. In large part of which provides 85% of the funny money the Council and Howard are spending.
Is the picture beginning to come into focus yet? Let’s go a step further. As the ESG mania and plain old financial hurdles continue to mount, not only will FPL need to begin to look towards consolidation and new mandatory Green efforts, it has every potential of changing the landscape of Indiantown. The local FPL plant is but one small piece in the energy sector. Yet it is the largest piece for the Village.
This is the reason a lot of people felt that the formula used for considering the incorporation in the first place should never have been allowed. It actually required Legislative allowance and exemption from not meeting statutory requirement.
That brings me back to life experience. An easy cliché we could use I suppose is not to put all of your eggs in one basket. Having founded, built and sold two very successful businesses in Martin County I can tell you that having a diverse revenue stream is a requirement for survival in economic down turns. While other business failed during the last down turn, we flourished.
There are three Council Members that do not own any real property. There is at least one, potentially more Council members that live in tax payer subsidized housing. No strikes against them. But please do not expect us to sit and listen to fables and tales from the mouths of Babes and tax payer dependent lifestyles. There are no UNICORNS.
The rush to consideration on this maneuver is astounding. A field trip and a hurried planning session for sunshine cover and BAM.
Does everyone realize that once the Village is on the hook for this there will need to be new salaries? New vehicles. Increased Benefits for them. More Budget pressure. More personal Kingdoms.
We have seen this play out for the past two decades with the McBOCC and fire rescue as well as some memorable battles with Bob Crowder over the years. Their budgets never shrink. The perceived needs get bigger and the requirement for revenue does too.
So where does the money come from. YOU. If you are a property owner you will be assessed when the time comes for the need for more.
If you rent from a property owner, they will pass it on to you the renter.
They can raise sales taxes in the Village.
They can assess a municipal Golf Tax to every round.
This idea of Fire Rescue should be tabled. If for no other reason that to asses the near future needs for the Water Treatment Facility. Estimates range from 12 to 16 MILLION in needed upgrade and repair in the next two years. Just to get properly operational. Did you hear any of that when the discussion about buying it was taking place? Neither did we and that is our point.
What will be required when they Unionize? What will be required for dispatch? What will be required to pay Martin when they have to cover because you are busy? What if FPL says that they have had enough of your gamesmanship and kingdom building and get cold feet, will they annex out? Will FPL be forced to scale back or shift operations outside of the Village because of Global and National financial and social justice noise? Thus reducing their foot print and the size of the 85% percent of income for the spend happy Council.
So back to Tom’s original question. Who says that what we have that is working needs to be changed?
To simply grab a major financial liability for the sake of saying it is mine while not gaining a benefit offset is ego driven. It is not strategic in the least.
Leave the burden on the County. This Village has enough on its plate.
When you can begin to address the real day to day needs that lack for the citizens then maybe we should be having this conversation. You were elected to better the life of the people in the Village by fixing that which is broke first.
It is OK to relinquish yourself to the fact that no matter how NEATO you think it is, you are not ready yet. Negotiate for what you can get now and set a stage for future effort. The large pool known as Grants will be under extreme pressure as on-going inflationary threats and far left financial and environmental policy drive the economy.
So, who is in charge of Indiantown? All roads lead back to Howard – The ICMA – YEO and groups that are out in the open with what they advocate and implement. If you really think that this is all going to end well for you without you involving yourself and figuring out who is on your side and who is not, then you are in for a rude awakening.
I have a few questions for the multi generation families here in Indiantown. The ones with lineage. Are you OK with the Heritage and Pioneer spirit that is Indiantown being left to the hands of globalist progressives? Do they represent the American Spirit that built this Village? Do they represent you?
This is a serious topic that deserves serious discussion. We welcome your feedback and want to hear from you. Drop us a line or a comment on the story link. And as always be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on TalkAboutMartin.com.
The lack of consistency of principle is mind boggling when you observe people like Antony Dowling and Janet Hernandez drone on about the virtue of their effort. Especially when you hear the tone taken to address criticism and media reporting on them. Not just TAM but several other media outlets that have seen the same warning signs and flashing red lights we have at TAM.
You can hear their own words on the Village website. We are not making it up. They say it. We just talk about it. Their ideas, words and actions.
But before we get there, we want to tell you about another story we are working on at TAM. It seems that a certain property in town that is rumored to be developed in the near future has Indian Burial Mounds on it. That’s right, TAM has spoken with two lifelong members of the Indiantown community who say that they witnessed the burial of an Indian woman on the property in the near past.
We will be bringing you more about that as we tighten up the FACTS surrounding the matter. Standby More to come.
Before everyone starts blasting us again for having these discussions know that we are reporting on the actions and words of the people you elected to try and run this clown show called the Village. It is their Words and their votes. We report – you decide.
According to Antony and a council cheerleader at the last Regular IVC Meeting, it seems Face Book and Social Media are all of the sudden NOT the place to go to get information. Even though each of the two prior mentioned Council people, Janet and Antony, rely on it to put their agenda and disinformation forward.
Never mind though 60% of Americans now turn to Face Book for their news it is somehow wrong to look for it there according to your vocal Howard Brown fans and supporters. One of which is certainly not Susan Gibbs-Thomas who gave Howard a failing grade on his last review. Here is a link to her comments on the KC Ingram show as to how she came to that grade.
[ Here is a link to Ms. Thomas’ Evaluation of Howard Brown -> Eval-Gibbs_Thomas ]
Then there is the Progressive cheerleading squad that is as equally against the principled handling of the people’s business. The ends my friends do not justify the means when it is in violation of all that is real and sacred in terms of Constitutional governance. The best they could do at the last meeting was to quote a Black-Muslim Marxist radical supremacist known as Malcolm X in defense of Howard and the failure of accountability on the Councils part. Really?
What do we mean by that? Well let’s start here. There were almost 50 minutes of defense of Howard Brown at the last meeting. Including some pretty anti Chamber of Commerce comments made as well. I guess the fact that the Village wants to hire another staffer to deal with Economic Development would have nothing to do with that though. I mean really, why would you want a Chamber of Stakeholders, employers, tax paying businesses and business people have anything to do with Commerce? Personal Kingdom building maybe?
So let’s start with Antony’s brown nose fluff about Howard’s 25 years of achievement with an association called the ICMA. Where the “I” stands for International. Not American or Floridian. Nope – International standards and practices in local governance.
Oh, wait it gets better. The Association is full of United Nations Agenda 2030 and Agenda 21 Great Reset road maps. It is full of the current toxic cancel culture diatribes of Social Equity and Social Justice along the same progressive lines as Iliana Omar, Rashid Talib and Alexandria Occasional Cortex. It sets agendas and roadmaps, their own words, to inject this toxic mentality into YOUR government and Governance. Still want to go along to get along? Like renaming Columbus Day Indigenous peoples day. Remember? And the last minute proclamation of Social Equity and Justice that was slipped in not too far back.
In their own words the (ICMA) works for inclusion of these anti-American socialist progressive policies in local government. In LOCAL Government. In short, it is a progressive far left leaning collection of life long bureaucrats that make their living off the blood and money of the American Tax payer at the expense of Constitutional governance.
The same people that do not see a need for guidelines or policies from the Council instructing them on how to take action and in what direction to do it. Unless of course those policy are set with a wink and a nod in closed door agenda development meetings. Instead of in the daylight.
Maybe Janet does not have enough wisdom to operate as an independent free thinking woman and that is why she uses Howard as a crutch to base all of her decisions on. Original thought and critical thinking seem to be too much to ask. She even admits to that in her own statements from the dais. Of course, though as Antony said, “I haven’t worked this hard in my life”. No kidding – you really haven’t had a job and you still don’t. You continue to take from the Taxpayer for your existence. Maybe if you stopped “dragging the people along” you might find it is less work. Shame on you both.
This self-important attitude the children on this Council have taken are rubbing many County Stake Holders and other elected officials in a negative light. Indiantown is the laughing stock right now and some higher ups we have spoken with have written several of the Council off as ineffective self-absorbed ego maniacs that are driving the progressive short bus to the edge of the cliff for a big wreck.
Can you say Fire Rescue?
The appearance is that showmanship and not substance is winning the day for those with higher political aspirations. They seem to be taking a lot of their cheerleaders with them to the edge as well.
Then we have the not so well thought out defense of Howard used by the current Village mouthpiece and Mayor – Janet Hernandez. Where do we start. Even in her own words she says – “We have no idea and need to rely on the knowledge of Howard because we do not have the knowledge to make the decisions otherwise.” Um, OK well at least you are honest and admit that you really don’t know much of anything.
I get that. But to treat this leftist, Howard Brown, that is financially and socially raping the Village for personal gain, like he walks on water is ridiculous. That is unless you agree with the Identity politics of the groups that Howard is heralded for being such a big part of. He is using these ideologies and integrating toxic racial identity politics and un-American ideas into your Village governance. It needs to end.
It is fine I suppose if you are un-educated and lack the knowledge required to drive this runaway freight train. If you are in support of Council members that proclaim their Leftist Progressive Socialist agenda by aligning with the YEO network and other radical far left associations like the ICMA then you too are part of the problem.
It strikes me as laughable to watch the self-important venom that runs from the mouths of Antony and Janet and sometimes Jackie when they decide that Howard and Staff have all the answers. Fine, if you want to hand the future off to the unelected then you have to live with that. You can continue to pretend that you are doing anything expect sitting there in front of the Microphone and vote how you are told. You are violating your oath. You should and will be held to account in time.
So as an unknown public speaker that claims to have been another far-left elected Mayor from the North East said at the last council meeting, “consider the source”. I could not agree more. Consider the source as being the radical far left identity politic race bating tax and spend equity and social justice baboons from the dark ages.
You know the same ones that say Critical Race theory is good for America. The same Progressive children that are drunk with ego driven power that will tell you racism is systemic and because you are white you are racist. The same crowd that advocated for policy to penalize anyone that does not adhere to their view of how things should be. So much for Unity, inclusion and representing all of Indiantown.
The same crew that wanted to add tens of thousands of dollars to the cost of a new home because they said it was the responsible thing to do.
No, the emperor has no clothes. Watching this Social train wreck that is the Village of Indiantown is sad and exciting at the same time. Hopefully the people of Indiantown will realize who is and who is not representing their interests before the next election.
Maybe too when they approve some of those high priced zero lot line and stack and pack housing units, we can get a fresh batch of voters in here to correct this problem that is the Village of Indiantown.
The problem is the approach being taken and the lack of accountability exhibited by Howard Brown and his crony grunts on the Council and staff.
As we have said many times before. Engage. You have to listen, think and act. If you see something that looks wrong, engage. The time to take your stand and get involved is before the problems manifest into your Village. Get rid of the cancer that is killing Indiantown. It is your Heritage and no one will protect it if you do not care to either. Engage
More to follow on the Indian Mounds, Mask Mandates, State of Emergency and drunken sailor spending that is taking place in your Village. There is a bill to be paid for all of these actions and that check will start to come due very soon!
#GoIndiantown #TAM #HowardBrown #ICMA #YEO
A reoccurring theme from TAM has been to detail the obvious role that Howard Brown is playing in the “transformation” of Indiantown. Either by design or lack thereof, it really doesn’t matter.
So, let’s take a quick stroll through a little bit of yesterday – today & tomorrow.
As we go down the rabbit hole – one – more – time!
In part one of this two-part report I would like to propose to you that Howard Brown and his Social Equity & Social Justice colleagues have ceased a moment in time. He is making a pretty penny from it too and he is doing it with our money. Even if you do not live in the Village borders you pay State and Federal taxes. Howard is an expert at redistribution of wealth and that is what he is doing.
Then there are the taxes the citizens of the Peoples Republic of Indiantown pay day in and day out.
You see, by dominating the “marketplace of ideas” and playing follow the expert it has given him inertia to move whatever agenda he develops forward. It allows him to channel contracts to whomever he wants because he wants to. It allows him to set the table for dinner every time the citizens drop by for a feast at the feet of the HUD trough. He decides what gets considered. Does that sound safe?
Would it be safer if say maybe one or two of the Council members were in on it? Nah – me either.
Many that TAM has talked with have indicated that they would like to see a copy or hear a real well thought explanation from any of the Council Members or Howard on what the agenda that is being driven really is. That way the people can help keep track of progress in that direction instead of listening to a progressive cheer leading squad.
What is it that you think each Council Member is using to guide their decision-making process?
As we have seen from Susan Gibbs-Thomas it appears to be critical thinking and servitude to office. As we have seen from Janet and Antony it seems to be whatever the experts tell them.
Of course, Jackie does whatever her ACLU left leaning HUD level grant grabbers tell her to vote for or against.
Then there is Guyton. What can you say? It appears he has been openly neutralized given the level of lawsuit and ethics investigation that are underway with his name attached.
Then there is his and Antony’s blatant association with Robert Burns and Kenny Johnson. And of course the ever popular Brian West as well as others.
So, let me ask you, who is in charge if the minority of the Council is not listened to or even given consideration to allow ideas to be heard before you the Citizen?
Who is the oppressor of your voices if they are not allowed to see the marketplace of ideas in front of the Council and The Citizens for consideration in the Sunshine?
Many are fearful that left unchecked that this abuse of power will sadly end in an economic mess that will make DC look good.
Who is driving this agenda? Is it the Council? Really?
Listen, in the end the Council votes and decides – period. That is the simple part. But outside of maybe one or two on the Council, who is deciding what even makes it to the table for discussion or consideration by all five?
How can you vote on something if it is never considered?
That which is left out of consideration is equally as important as what is put in for consideration.
Ask yourself this; If the Council is not the one providing the ideas available for consideration, who is?
In the Sunshine?
The same experts that wanted to raise impact fees 9%. It turned out these high priced “experts” made a little clerical error with a decimal point being a couple positions in the wrong direction on the final cut and paste revision. Oopsie!
Antony was ready to steam roll the errant number through while Ms. Gibbs-Thomas continued to demonstrate with math how big the error was. That is the correlation we are seeing.
What of policies. We have discussed them several times here at TAM.
The first that was resisted by Antony was a communications policy. He would have to conform and that was going to cramp his style.
Why isn’t there a Council policy of guidelines to instruct Mr. Brown on how he is to handle the agenda?
TAM has offered a starting point and did not even charge them tens of thousands of dollars to do it either.
Why is it that Council does not develop a policy for Howard to follow when hiring and firing “consultants”?
In the least a stipulation of guideline to put out for RFP and share it publicly.
But to allow Howard to slice up the grant and taxpayer pool as he sees fit is wrong. There is too much opportunity for fiscal overreach and graft. As a Council member you are complicit in any act that does occur simply by not taking action to guide the Manager otherwise. Lack of a policy is still policy.
How about a policy instructing him on how he is to deal with information that has been given to him and how it is to be disseminated, discussed and archived easily for public retrieval?
Like this message from the Martin County Administrator to Howard:
[ Howard – I was sent the presentation that was presented to your Council on Saturday on Fire Rescue and options for service. I am not sure why you continue to provide inflated numbers to your Council on what the County collects via ad valorem taxes from the taxable values in Indiantown. It is roughly 5.3M not the 5.9M that your consultant is reflecting in his presentation. Could you please use factual numbers instead of inflated ones. Thank You – Taryn G. Kryzda – County Administrator McBOCC]
Does that really sound like the way your American form of governance that was adopted for this Village is what you wanted?
If the answer is no then you have a choice to make. Making no choice is still making a choice. To change the outcome, you have to engage. You have to be involved. We have provided and will again in this article a link that you can send a private message to each of the Council with the click of a button. Let the hear from you.
If you can take time to go to the meetings, even if you just sit there, it matters. There are eyes and ears on them. We bet that in a very short period of time it will become obvious to you, the casual gallery member and citizen, of the gamesmanship and mishandling being conducted by some you have elected and others you did not. Within YOUR Village.
If all you want from your “Elected Council Members” is a Publix and paved roads you probably have not made it this far into the discussion anyway. So please allow me to say that I like you can see there is a problem.
For me, the nucleus of the cancer is Howard Brown.
There are more than one Council members that have metastasized to him as well.
As long as you sit there and take it you will continue to feel like you have no power. When you engage and are repelled, do not stop. Is this your Village? Are you willing to sit down, shut up and give it away to the highest bidder?
They cannot win unless you tell yourself that there is nothing you can do. You are exactly what it will take to turn it around. One by one until there are two. Then four, eight, sixteen and more….
As we can all see by the Gas prices and refuge surge at our borders, elections have consequence.
Indiantown is about to find herself in a new election cycle in just months.
Will you engage?
Will you fight to replace the cancer and illness that has plagued our beloved Indiantown?
Or will you sit quiet and do nothing as others decide your outcome?
It is your Heritage, no one else is going to protect it if it is not you.
Stay Tuned for Part Two.
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The duplicity and hypocrisy of belief with certain Indiantown Village Council Members is becoming overwhelmingly blatant.
To demonstrate this point TAM is going to do a little exercise in truth.
So buckle up gang ~ we are going down the Rabbit Hole one more time:
First, let’s take away the identity of the person we are about to discuss. No, I do not mean a good old cancel culture on them. I mean – let’s not use their name just yet. Next let’s put their words in context without knowing who said it. Once we do that you can see the duplicity of their position with much greater clarity.
For example, one of the resounding arguments being made is we need an EXPERT to tell us what to do.
Then in the next statement declare that a candidate’s experience for a Board seat doesn’t matter because the “board” needs more “ethnic diversity” than they do knowledge. This idea “they can ‘learn’ like everyone else” is as complete polar opposite in logic as a position can possibly travel.
This is true especially when the argument is being made to vote for the persons “Ethnicity” or “Race” over a person that actually has professional experience and “expert” credential with the subject matter. Somehow that smells of racism. Favoring one group over another based-on skin color or ethnic background is the definition of racism. We simply have to ignore that the other is a property owner and an “EXPERT” and had they been of the right ethnic persuasion then they could be considered.
If you think that I am just making this up. Here is an excerpt taken from Indiantown Currents & Ms. Barbara Clowdus in a post she made on FaceBook.
….. The council also rejected Councilwoman’s Susan Gibbs-Thomas nomination of Mike Garrett, an Indiantown resident builder, for one of the open slots on the village’s Planning Zoning Adjustment (PZA) board. The PZA reviews all developers’ plans and recommends action to the village council based on their review.
Mayor Janet Hernandez countered by proposing landscaper Amilazar Lopez of Booker Park, instead of Garrett. She appeared to be offended at Gibbs-Thomas’s questions as to Lopez’s experience and qualifications to serve on the planning board.
“He doesn’t have to know anything,” Hernandez replied. “He can learn, just like the rest of us.”
Councilman Anthony Dowling pointed out that the board already had a non-resident developer, Daniel Sehayik, who was elected chairman in December; therefore, he argued against adding a builder, even though an Indiantown resident. ……..
You can read the full quote in context at Indiantown Currents Facebook page.
It shines light on the heart of the belief structure used by those attempting governance. Somehow, race is a more important attribute than experience when lending insight to rules, expenditure and considerations made by the Government in Indiantown.
Here is a real-world example shared by Tom Campenni in his Friends and Neighbors newsletter:
Here he is quoting Janet Hernandez, “Many people were telling them not to do these things. But the real experts are sitting in this room. She has spoken to other elected officials who have been doing this for years and they are amazed at the speed of completed projects. Even if residents are telling her not to do things, they are getting done.”
Actions speak louder than words. This Council cabal being orchestrated by Howard Brown is beginning to show the cut of their jib.
Remember too that these, “copy and paste experts”, are in an industry that has rushed to circle the Village for their next bite of the municipal pie. They have declared that feeding time is open. There are self-declared and paper wagging experts for this and experts for that. It seems that all it takes is a favorable recompense for consideration or a long-standing happy hour relationship at the place municipal regulation junkies gather. Remind me to stay home that Friday Night!
There are several if not a majority who, like Howard Brown, are from places that have no idea what this Village is about. They see you and the money and the land as game pieces that can be moved around at the expense of others.
Beyond that, Howard Brown and a large majority of the “Village Employees” do not even live in the border of the same place they pretend to care about and have responsibility over. Their playing Simm City with your hard earned money is wrong and is DUPLICIT.
TAM has said for a long time that we need policy in place for matters like this that are subjective and open to corruption, collusion and consideration. As an example; We have been advocating for almost a year for a formal process and policy for setting the agenda. The current process favors the Village Managers ideas, goals and cronies as well as his golden child and cohorts. It does not favor an open in the Sunshine process that Citizens can observe. It does however create a very heavy handed top-down agenda that is out of control.
It seems too that a policy for recruitment, qualification and acceptance of potential citizen review and advisory boards is needed too. We have demonstrated why above.
Then there is the selection of consultants. There needs to be a defined scope of work and a policy to go out for a competitive bid for such services. Many times, competitive bids are not even taken. It is the relationship that Howard Brown has had with these consultants for the past several years that make the grade. No RFP. No real scope of work consistent with Council Policy.
No, first appears a perceived need. Then a perceived expert. Then a vote to do what Howard The Expert tells the Council. How else would the Council know what to do? By their own admission they know nothing and need an expert to lead them.
Your Council has become an over inflated ego of self-importance and has relinquished all oversight and accountability straight in to the hands of the man behind the curtain, Howard Brown. You might as well just have a lottery drawing for your next Council Election. Outside of Susan Gibbs-Thomas there is very little leadership of confidence on the Council.
There is however a gristmill of platitude and Social Justice diatribe. There is a lot of following going on and minimal leadership. Fresh ideas and long-term vision escape the behavior of several. They rely solely on the guidance of the one person that is really in control by his own design.
The Council brought a shark to town and now it his feeding time. As Jackie Clarke asked during the hiring review process, “What Race is he?”. Identity politics and Social justice warrior agendas seem to be driving this fledgling Village.
So long as Howard is allowed to escape directive via the lack of Council driven policy, then there will continue to be exorbitant waste of tax payer money. Beyond that there is a huge risk for abuse of power, collusion, kickbacks, cronyism and just plain old gain for personal sake at the expense of the people of The Village of Indiantown.
Each member of the Village Council needs to ask, am I being led down a path that I did not choose? Who is leading us there? Where are we going?
Even if you did choose the path, maybe you should consider doing the leading and not the following. Because as it stands now all you are doing is following Howard and his expensive tribe of progressive consultants.
The Council has created a system that places the power in the hands of the Village manager and not the Council. There are seven (7), count them, seven (7) more ticks that can be made against property taxes.
There are fee’s, assessments and local municipal taxes that are in the tool kit for your Village government.
Feeding time is drawing near. It is your money that they want. As long as there is a chance of getting more from you, there will be an effort to do so. That is why you need leaders that are of and for the people. The position of Council member is not a dictatorial one. The position is supposed to be there to help protect you and I from the animal that is being raised called runaway government and tyranny.
Each member should ask them self if they really are leading with authority or are being led by design. Why don’t you create the policies that your Experts are supposed to follow?
Then hold them accountable. But to let them tell you what needs to be done and how to do it is foolish. It is also not why you were elected. If you cannot do that because you think you need an expert, then get out of the way and let the adults lead you out of this mess.
As long as the political scene continues to resemble a Junior High School Student Government, Howard and his cronies will continue to get richer. Indiantown will continue to pay for them. The Heritage of this rural community will be plowed under and the new seeds being planted will look more like St. Lucie than Indiantown.
Even if you disagree with the way TAM delivers the message, please take the time to review what other “experts” are saying about the state of affairs in Indiantown. Because if you do not know what the people you elect are doing, then you will end up being the one that asks how things got so expensive and bad for Indiantown in the not too distant future.
This is the first in several updates we will be providing the good people of Indiantown about the half-truths and self serving comments that were made and reported without verification from News Channel 12 concerning the recent vaccine effort in Indiantown. They took the word of local elected, Antony Dowling, and did not even bother to talk with those that were there.
What is worse, the local politician provided erroneous and false information for the report. He was also part of the reason why 90 year olds where camping out overnight to receive the vaccine in cold, damp and windy January weather.
There are many more pieces of information to report to you on how this erroneous news report came together. Needles to say a communications policy for the Council and staff would have gone a long way in preventing what is unfolding. Ask yourself, is their agenda your agenda?
Here is a Statement from Councilwoman Ms. Susan Gibbs-Thomas to set the record straight.
WPEC article follows –> https://cbs12.com/news/local/vaccine-shipment-to-covid19-hotspot-indiantown-gets-cut-in-half (This is a link to the latest version with corrections confirming our first hand accounts. as of 2:47p 19 Jan 21)
It could be that the following is Antony’s source. Seems he should take his own advise on not looking at Facebook for Truth like he told the people of Indiantown to do.
prior coverage to this story – here are the links below – they include first hand interviews and videos.
Our Council Corner Wrap Up from the 10 December 20 meeting was full of content and comments that we had to review. As it was, the last review ran over 23 minutes. So, we decided to take the last two items and give you a Part 2. Enjoy
TAM has just learned that new State of Florida programs and initiatives will soon be deployed to Martin County. Dist 83 FL REP Toby Overdorf told KC Ingram this evening on her live show that he is bringing resource to the region and will soon be coordinating with Martin County Sheriff William Snyder.
TAM has been advocating very openly for more resource to combat this blight on our neighborhoods and community.
Be sure to check out KC Ingram’s show and Check back every Tuesday @ 5:00p for new shows.
Does anyone know this person? Do you know who his friends or family are? We would like to know if you do. Please contact us on our tip line if you know this man.
He was accused of and arrested for sending pictures of his penis to minor kids in the past. He did so while he worked in the school district at the time. A six month investigation was done and charges were dropped. He is current Vice Mayor in Palm Bay and we feel he may have a link to the happenings here in Indiantown
If you know who he is potentially related to in our area or involved with please help us confirm what we are starting to piece together.
So who is Robert Burns? Well Mr. Burns is the person that used the Illegal methods of displaying the Absentee Voter role to try and DOX (call out) Ms. Clowdus for her voting status in Indiantown. Burns had to obtain that list from a candidate.
The Martin County Supervisor of Elections has already told us he did not receive it from their office. They also said there were only three people who did request it. Guy Parker, Tony Z and the current Mayor of Indiantown.
We still have a mysterious campaign finance payment to look at as well. we will be filing another compliant today to ask the Division of Elections to look into questionable payments made by the recent past Mayor of Indiantown and the current one too. We believe that it may very well help link a few of these already know pieces together and further the effort of bringing the TRUTH to the light.
This is why it is important to know the people you elect to govern you.