The feline fight continues…

In the never-ending story of Martin County Pet shops, It looks as if the fight is just heating up. Yesterdays Animal Care and Control Oversight Board meeting focused near exclusively on what recommendations the ACCOB will make to the Board of County Commissioners in regards to the highly contested Ordinance 1181- Retail pet sale ban. […]

Sky high potential- if we can plan for it

The Martin County Airport is a topic that invokes so many emotions. For our aviators, it is a well-positioned and highly convenient location to depart and arrive at. Couple in the addition of the new customs facility a few years back, and Witham Field is now an even more convenient location for Martin County aviators […]

What is an expert?

It would seem like an easy question, but like so many, it is hard to answer. The definition is not wholly important, but its application is. The lack of ability to answer a simple question (not just define a word) has led to an ever-growing fault in our governmental system. “Experts”, though allegedly leaders of […]

Home rule and its balance with preemption.

Home rule has long been a contentious fight between the state legislature, and local governing bodies. Where local control by the county or city is largely supported by local residents in almost all jurisdictions, we continue to see great support for state pre-emption of laws within the local community. It is no secret that community […]