TUESDAY ACTION ALERT: ‘Now or never’

From Maggy Hurchalla, 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. She is a resident of Rocky Point: “Tuesday morning at the ungodly hour of 8am we are having a rally for Ed and Sarah at the Blake Library … Click here to read more

Call for Action from Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida

From CARE FL  (Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida): “It has come to our attention that during their next meeting on Tuesday, January 9th at 9:00AM, the Martin County Board of County Commissioners plan to take up an update from staff related to All Aboard Florida/Brightline. It is important to encourage our commissioners to stay the course related to the ill-conceived All Aboard Florida/Brightline project. … Click here to read more

MC Commission’s annual reorganization Tuesday: New chair, vice chair should be designated

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “The Martin County Commission will hold its annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday, at which a new chair and vice chair should be designated and various committee appointments will be made.  A schedule of meetings for 2018 and revised rules of procedure will be adopted. … Click here to read more

Reality check: Martin County Commissioner Smith’s alternative promises

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “At Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting, Doug Smith managed to turn a reasonable proposal into another opportunity to advance Big Sugar’s agenda … Click here to read more

Now or never: Speak up for Martin County animals and for the Domestic Animal Control Task Force

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Please speak up for Martin County animals and for the Domestic Animal Control Task Force at the Martin County Board of County Commissioners meeting starting at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at the County Administration Center, 2401 SE Monterey Road, Stuart … Click here to read more

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

Check out Bullsugar.org’s endorsements for Martin County Commission

“Bullsugar.org is a non-profit 501(c)4 founded in August 2014 on the belief that stopping the damaging discharges to our coasts and restoring the Everglades is not a science or engineering problem. The science has been known for decades … Click here to read more

Mark your calendar: Candidates for local, state and federal offices expected at LWV/AAUW forums

“Candidates for state, local, and federal offices will be on hand at Martin County’s Blake Library to speak at a pair of political forums co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of Martin County and the American Association of University Women, Stuart Branch on July 11th and July 14th … Click here to read more

Sign petition now to protect animals

Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor, asks that “Martin residents please read the letter to the editor below and then sign an online petition to encourage Martin County Commissioners to commit to reducing euthanasia of stray and abandoned animals … Click here to read more

BCC: Lack of transparency with packed Consent Agenda

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “The Martin County Commission appears to be telling the public this week that when it comes to public business, just move along. There’s nothing to see here … Click here to read more

WPTV: Martin County Commission holds off banning alcohol on the beach, setting park hours

Commissioners voted to hold off on a move that would have banned alcohol on beaches and in causeway parks, in addition to setting hours for those places.The issue has polarized residents in the county … Click here to read more