This blog is dedicated to:
A) improving fiscal oversight, management and operational efficiency of the 1) Lake County, Florida School District, 2) the separate Lake County Government, 3) the North Lake County Hospital District, PLUS 4) the operations of the independently elected Constitutional Officers (Sheriff, Tax Collector, Assessor, County Clerk, etc.) and also
B) Improving fiscal and management effectiveness of other local government agencies and programs spending taxpayer funds.
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Welcome to FiscalRangers.com, a fiscal watchdog blog of local government in Lake County, Florida. Our editor, Vance Jochim, is a former corporate and government Internal Audit manager with 20+ years experience. Send an email to FiscalRangers.com with questions or to request to be added or removed from our email list. Please also visit and LIKE our "FiscalRangers" Facebook page.
Many Republican candidates for elected office showed up Saturday, June 25, 2016 to make speeches and talk to voters during the Flag Day celebration held by the Lake County Republicans in Tavares, FL. We posted pictures and videos will soon be uploaded to YouTube.
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Tavares, FL June 25, 2016 by FiscalRanger Vance Jochim Illegally posted election campaign signs collected by the Tavares Code Enforcement staff are behind the Tavares Police Department. Already, election campaign season started, and two County Judge candidates, Cary Rada & Ben Boylston, or their uneducated supporters, placed signs in illegal places in Tavares and the signs were impounded and stashed behind the Tavares Police Dept. who act as code enforcement officials for the city. Typically, they either placed it on private property without permission, or they placed it in road right of ways which is a no-no. Every two years, we have an election cycle and 60 days before a primary or general election vote, campaign signs popup all over Lake County. And, every year, naive candidates or uneducated supporters place campaign signs that violate local city or County sign placement rules. Each city has their own rules, and some...
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The liberal media isn't telling you about liberal bias against gays and towards Muslims, excusing them for any Muslim violence. You, the reader, need to start visiting conservative websites, blogs and Facebook pages to get "the conservative viewpoint" ignored by the main stream media and syndicated articles.
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Tavares, FL Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 The opinions in this posting are by Vance Jochim and no other source. These are simulated applicants for the Eustis City Commission, not the real people. Will the Eustis City Council select a clown, a relative or a competent person to fill a City Commission vacancy tomorrow, Thursday, June 9th, when they meet at 5:30 pm? Send a link to this post to any Eustis resident you think would be interested. Eustis, FL City Commissioner Bill Brett resigned recently and will the current City Commissioners cook the books to select another insider like they did last year? We tell you all about it, explain tomorrow's Eustis City Council meeting, plus little known facts about the questionable past of one of last year's nominee's. Maybe Eustis residents like insiders and relatives controlling the City, but they need to know what is going on because the...
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NationBuilder Read about it the June 1 Election Supervisor forum in the flyer below and enter the June 1 event into your calendar NOW. Be sure to be there at the Tavares Community Center. You can talk to the candidates from 6:30 to 7pm, when the forum starts, moderated by Walter Price. The flyer below only lists the Republican candidates since the rules of the Republican Party prohibit from including members of other parties. However, the event includes the Democrat candidate Christopher Flint since the meeting is actually run by the North Lake Tea Party. (The NLTP meeting flyer actually lists Flint as a confirmed attendee). The NPA candidate did not confirm attending. The NLTP is the most objective and organized candidate forum you will see in Lake County. They ask tough questions of every candidate. You can check the schedule of other future candidate forums (Sheriff, Lake County Board...
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Warning to Windows 7 & 8.1 Users: Microsoft is now tricking users into automatic upgrades to Windows 10 - here the background and how to prevent the sneaky upgrade Microsoft has angered many people by changing the code under the "X" in the Upgrade to Windows 10 popup in Windows 7 & 8 in order to force the upgrade since many people don't want it. Normally, people would press the upper right X in the box to close the request to upgrade box, but now pressing the X will initiate an upgrade process. Articles appeared recently from tech sites that Windows changed the code so clicking the X would install it. Here is the PC World article. http://www.pcworld.com/article/3073457/windows/how-microsofts-nasty-new-windows-10-pop-up-tricks-you-into-upgrading.html Here is another article from WND.com: http://www.wnd.com/2016/05/bill-gates-of-hell-windows-10-hijacks-computers/#IS0aLD23LEl5ZQGt.01 The best way to prevent the upgrade is to turn off the upgrade notice completely. Visit GRC.com and get the free utility "Never10" here: http://www.pcworld.com/article/3073457/windows/how-microsofts-nasty-new-windows-10-pop-up-tricks-you-into-upgrading.html...
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