We Do What the Miami Herald Left Undone: The Saturday Editorial.
SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICTS
Frankly I have nothin' except the big, big meeting on June 30th about the special taxing districts. The County is raising taxes on tens of thousands of people. The hearing is scheduled time certain at 9:30 am. Chair Monestime is calling for yearly audits now because of the shock of the increase to homeowners who live in special taxing districts. It is rumored the mayor held off on increases and did some mumbo-jumbo accounting. If you have community lighting or a guard booth on a public road--- you are in a special taxing district.
TURKEY POINT NUKE PLANT
Turkey Point's salt water intrusion is now 4 miles inland according to CASE information.
RON BOOK'S CHARITY DOES A QUESTIONABLE POLL
Franscisco Alvarado of the Florida Bulldog looks closely at the Lauren's Kids poll:
On June 4, Lauren’s Kids, released the results of an Internet poll it commissioned that found more than one-third of female respondents and one-fifth of male respondents had admitted to being sexually abused as children.And:
The survey’s results came in just as legislators reconvened for a special session to decide the 2015-2016 budget, which included a $3.8 million grant for the Aventura-based charity that specializes in child sex abuse prevention education.
The appropriation for Lauren’s Kids was tucked in a $23.8 million pot for “school and instructional enhancements” that emerged unscathed when the governor finalized the budget earlier this week. Scott obliterated funding for 24 other special interest projects on the list, including $100,000 for youth summer job programs and $30,000 for a financial literacy pilot program in Broward County.
Read the detailed analysis of the phony-sounding technique for the poll in the article. Ron Book hired Vanessa Brito's partner Heather Gray to be executive director of the non-profit and now she is the spokeswoman, leaving Lauren and Ron to other pursuits. Poor Lauren must be very fragile. I believe she is exploited, reliving her abuse over and over for others. Vanessa Brito does polls with Dario Moreno.
According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys are victims of child sexual abuse. Quite different from the polls findings.
The CRA gave a grant to Start off Smart, Inc. Start off Smart are charging $400,000 out of their allocations for salaries. That is a lot of salary. The group helps women in domestic abuse situations and abused children.