From a John Payson email to Patrick Hayes: “Thanks to your vote on the extreme water park, I no longer think of you as merely an ineffectual commissioner representing your district, I now think of you as a lying ineffectual commissioner, not representing your district, but in effect representing the big buck developers from outside of our area.”
The Samples interview also includes comments from John Payson on the King Ranch AgTec project: “They are major taxpayers in Martin County. They are major landowners. Therefore, in essence, they are residents. It is not only their right but their duty to speak out when something is not right,” Payson said.
For the complete column: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2012/may/15/eve-samples-extreme-water-park-stance-prompts-to/