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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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Sept 19, 2016 Cheri Nocita Berens writes fantastic, accurate portrayals of what is REALLY happening in Syria, and how Obama is funding their "opposition" enemies, ISIS, so that ISIS can take over Syria from the existing Assad government which is fighting them (and with Putin's help from Russia). Read this to get up to speed and visit and like and click notifications to get updates at: https://www.facebook.com/cherinocita.sperryberens Cheri Nocita Berens Sept. 19, 2016: For about 3 weeks Facebook blocked me from opening my message box, which resulted in a backlog of messages, well over 100. I have been pecking away at answering them, but over the last few days, due to lies about the “ceasefire” and other media bias, I’ve received another onslaught of additional messages with media reports that people want me to help them dispel. I can’t possibly answer all of your messages, so I’m going to refer...
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Lake County, FL Homeowners & Realtors: If you own a house on 1/4 acre or more in a zoned neighborhood, a new Obama Federal program (AFFH - Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing) may require your County or City in 1-5 years to build HUD defined lower income, high density housing in your community, ignoring any zoning you count on to protect the value of your home. The Lake County, FL Board and many cities have ignored the implications included in new requirements for HUD grants they get for housing.
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62 out of 1400 members of the US Conference of Mayors sent a letter to Congress urging them NOT to restrict acceptance of Syrian Refugees. This was even though the FBI Director has said in Congressional hearings they cannot vet the Syrians to determine if they are a security risk. Here is a link to the letter which has all the names, including four Mayors in Florida.
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