Erosion of citizen participation in Martin County government

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “The general election is less than six weeks away, but citizen participation is already being discouraged when it comes to issues of public interest that should be brought before the Martin County Commission. Consider: A resident’s request for an agenda item update on the status of the Langford Landing property was rejected last week … Click here to read more

Tuesday’s BCC: Look upward for cell towers, staff salaries/benefits

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “The Martin County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday will resume consideration of a request to construct a 120-foot-high cell tower in South County over opposition from nearby residents and will also hear a presentation on a consultant’s report suggesting that County staff salaries and benefits be hiked by $895,000.00 to $1.25 million a year. … Click here to read more