Smith’s Vote for Fisher Slap in Face to Infantini, conservative supporters

Smith’s Vote for Fisher Slap in Face to Infantini, conservative supporters

Dear Editor,

By voting to elect Commissioner Fisher as Chair of the Brevard County Commission Tuesday, newly elected Commissioner Curt Smith began his term slapping the faces of Commissioner Trudie Infantini and all of the conservatives that helped to elect him.

One of the many things Smith said while he was running was that we must “change the tone” of the commission, yet he voted for a man who has a proven track record of lying on the dais when it serves his purpose, and who is …

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Hold Government to Same Standard as Citizens

Dear Editor,

Your recent article regarding the incorrectly timed red light at Malabar and Emerson in Palm Bay casts a spotlight on a double standard frequently used by government on its citizens.

When a citizen violates a rule or ordinance – whether the violation is committed willfully or out of ignorance – he or she is expected to pay the price.

The price these days is quite steep – $125-$158 according to your article. Yet when a government department or bureaucrat violates state standards, there is no penalty, …

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Florida Today Tows Party Line on Tax Increase (Again)

Dear Editor,

The Florida Today has again done a great disservice to its readers in the September 4th article on Brevard County property taxes by failing to ask the most elementary question possible: what would taxes be if the County Commission left the millage rate the same as it was last year?

Under last year’s aggregate rate of 6.21 mils a property valued at $100,000 would yield a tax bill of $621. Under the proposed rate of 7.24 that same homeowner would pay $724 – an increase …

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