Tuesday’s BCC: Ad valorem & sales tax hikes sought

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “As Martin County Commissioners continue to approve millions of dollars in spending with no public discussion or explanation, Commissioners will be asked on Tuesday to put measures on the primary and general election ballots this year to authorize a property tax hike and a sales tax surcharge to make up for School District budget shortfalls … Click here to read more

Tuesday’s BCC: It’s the money, stupid

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “The BCC Agenda for Tuesday’s meeting is mostly about money – taxpayers’ money that the County hands out to civic and charitable organizations, taxpayers’ money allocated for capital improvement projects, taxpayers’ money used to purchase property for more than twice its fair market value … Click here to read more

Many questions, few answers on BCC agenda Tuesday

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Problems created by the new Martin County website’s user-hostility are making it hard to review, let alone understand or analyze, items on the BCC meeting agenda scheduled for December 15. Residents continue to be prevented from easily accessing agendas and agenda items by the overly complicated and frequently lacking new website … Click here to read more