WFLX: Commissioners to have day in court

“…The state has not supplied to us any real evidence or anything specific to give us any idea as to what they’re alleging. So, what we did today was we asked the judge set a hearing so that we could have more information because it’s not fair to anyone to go through a proceeding where they don’t know all the allegations or the facts … Click here to read more

BREAKING: No help for animals from Martin County BCC

Reporting from today’s Martin County Board of County Commissioners’ meeting, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor Ginny Sherlock: “…Commissioners Sarah Heard and Ed Fielding tried to persuade their colleagues that this is an important contract that should be properly negotiated. But none of the other commissioners or staff demonstrated any interest in Martin County animals or acknowledged our responsibility to protect them … Click here to read more

ACTION ALERT NOW: Speak up for the animals

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “ The Martin County Commission will be discussing the Domestic Animal Control Task Force at its meeting on December 13 following a vote last week to suspend all meetings and activities of the Task Force to allow new Commissioner Harold Jenkins to collect information to determine … Click here to read more

Former Martin Commissioner explains restoration of septic rules: ‘A gift for our waterways’

Maggy Hurchalla was a 20-year Martin County Commissioner, an active member of numerous Governor Commissions on the Everglades, water and planning, a lifelong advocate for wetlands preservation, a winner of national, state and local environmental and conservation awards regarding wetlands, land planning, water studies. She is a resident of Rocky Point: “Tallahassee gave Martin County waterways a late Christmas present … Click here to read more

Time for a new direction for Martin business development group?

From award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger, Sally Swartz: “Martin County shouldn’t use taxpayer money to lure businesses, Commission Chairman Ed Fielding told the Business Development Board Wednesday. Instead, the BDB should focus on local businesses…BDB chief Tim Dougher and several members said the group already helps local businesses. … Click here to read more

Tuesday’s BOCC Agenda and a great big BOOYAH

From renowned local attorney and civic activist Ginny Sherlock: “First of all, a great big BOOYAH to Martin County Commissioners Fielding, Heard and Scott for efforts to rein in public spending, explore cost-saving measures, study important issues like fiscally efficient use of public facilities, and otherwise practice sound governance in the face of unrelenting criticism, hate-filled anonymous e-mails and rants from shameless shills for Big Sugar, Big Ag and Big Rockpit … Click here to read more

Martin County files federal lawsuit challenging All Aboard Florida funding plan

Martin County took a significant, dramatic step Monday in its opposition against All Aboard Florida (AAF) when it filed a Complaint in the U.S. District Court against the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) challenging the DOT’s allocation of private activity bonds (PABs) for the proposed passenger rail project, the largest PAB issuance in DOT history. … Click here to read more

Martin County commissioners kill Witham Field Customs Facility plan

From TCPalm: “Martin County commissioners on Tuesday killed the long-discussed Witham Field Customs Facility. Citing concerns about project costs … Click here to read more

Commissioner inauguration ceremony planned for November 18, public invited

You are cordially invited to attend the Inauguration Ceremony for Commissioners Heard and Fielding at the next Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday, November 18. Watch as the Commissioners renew their commitment to the citizens of Martin County … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: All Aboard Florida reps get earful from Martin residents at meeting

Award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger, Sally Swartz, details the recent All Aboard Florida open house in Stuart: “Lisa Standley, with the firm running the open house, said the feds’ head count relies solely on sign-in sheets, but no one tells residents they must sign in to be counted. Why not? ‘Thanks for telling me about this,’ she said, walking away. … Click here to read more

MCTimes endorses proven incumbent Ed Fielding for re-election to Martin County Commission

There are many letters to the editor supporting the re-election of Commissioner Fielding, but noted local attorney and civic activist Virginia Sherlock best summarizes the important points to consider in the Martin Couunty Commission race: … Click here to read more