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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Tavares, FL June 12, 2015 The Obama administration and HUD have been moving the "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule " forward. It will require some 1250 cities to do a study and enact programs to rebalance ethnic percentages among richer communities that do not have a desired percent of low income people. Here is Kelly on FoxNews describing it in a 9 minute segment. The regulations would apply to roughly 1,250 local governments. http://thehill.com/regulation/244620-obamas-bid-to-diversify-wealthy-neighborhoods Are you ready for Section 8 welfare rental voucher recipients to be moved into your neighborhood? I wrote about this over the last two years as the rule was moving from proposal to comment stage. It is coming closer to implementation. In the past, they bused low income kids to wealthier schools, but now the Feds plan to hold Federal funds hostage from cities unless they force integration of low income folks into wealthier neighborhoods. I...
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Tavares, FL March 17, 2015 Here in Lake County, FL, the School District has two unions: The LCEA and the SEIU. One of their national affiliates, the SEIU, funded a Wisconsin group preaching hate against police, and the other union, the LCEA parent organization of AFT did not. The teacher's LCEA Union is pretty moderate in this right to work state, and works with the School District Administration and is focused on the kids. They are affiliated with the national AFT (American Federation of Teachers) , NOT the NEA (National Assoc. of Teachers) which always seems to be more radical. HOWEVER, the video says this same group, Wisconsin Now, received $700,000 from the SEIU national union, which is the union for non-teachers in Lake County Schools. I think the local SEIU needs to break off from SEIU and become independent. This news report shows one of the NEA & SEIU...
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Tavares, FL Mar. 17, 2015 This is really happening. Well organized liberal school district staff & students in Orange County, Virginia, with custom "I Can't Breath" T-shirts are using the cover of "Black History Month" to actually push hating the police. "I Can't Breath" is a liberal mantra relating to the Ferguson Police shooting incident. I watch trends in news feeds and there seems to be a sophisticated movement by liberals to make African Americans angry at police and use that anger to justify future violence. Can we be in for more race riots aimed at Police? How many more school systems are giving these types of student presentations. READ the story and scroll down for the pictures. Can this be happening in Lake County? I hope not. “As my wife walked into the auditorium, she noticed the students working the event were wearing black t-shirts that stated "I Can't...
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