State Attorney Releases Initial FDLE Needelman Report Showing Activist Nye Filed Inital Complaint

State Attorney Releases Initial FDLE Needelman Report Showing Activist Nye Filed Inital Complaint

The State Attorney has released the initial investigative report that triggered the investigation that ultimately led to the arrests of Mitch Needelman, Matt Dupree and Rose Harr. To date the Florida Today has never reported on what triggered the investigation of Needelman and company, in spite of being provided with copies of emails between myself and the FDLE investigators.

Board Awards Contract to Waste Management in Spite of WastePro Being Low Cost Bidder

The board voted 3-2 Tuesday before last to move forward with awarding the solid waste contract to Waste Management instead of first place ranked challenger WastePro. You can watch the meeting here – if you click on ITEM VI.A it will take you to that portion of the video.

While it turns out there are several questionable aspects to this deal, one thing that really jumped out was the “commitment” to Brevard Field of Dreams increased from $20,000 annually as presented on …

Read More »

Recording of County Waste Management Negotiations Reveals What Sounds Like Pay to Play Scheme

Recordings of February 1st negotiations between Brevard County and incumbent vendor Waste Management reveal what sounds like a pay to play scheme. The County Commission is scheduled to take a final vote on the contract at this Tuesday’s meeting.

During the 55 minute session County Manager Howard Tipton and County Attorneys Morris Richardson and Christine Lepore are heard advising Waste Management Executive George Geletko as to what he should do to fulfill the “be a good community partner” directive of the Janaury …

Read More »

County extends $3.2 million AT&T contract for three years without going to bid; competing vendors in audience stunned

On Tuesday, November 17th, the Brevard Board of County Commissioners voted 3-2 to extend a contract with AT&T that didn’t expire until August of 2010 for an additional three years at a cost of $3.2 million per year – a $400K per year decrease from their current contracted rate of $3.6 million per year. They did this without going to bid and in spite of competing vendors sitting in the audience showing cost savings of 40-70% were available on many of the services provided by …

Read More »