‘The Aquarius property values have been impacted severely. We have had to increase the security at the Aquarius because we do not feel safe.’
Unfortunately, as soon the subject was introduced, Commissioner Lynn Larson erupted, screeching like a wounded banshee. Violating the rule against personal attacks (and with St. Denis conveniently not there to explain or defend himself), she loudly accused him of enriching himself at the expense of taxpayers and of being paid far more than he was worth.
Let’s just say that this was a spirited election; 40.06% of registered LBK voters turned out. One race was decided by 27 votes. That’s about 1% of the votes.
At least $70,000 was contributed to the six candidates. The two aspirants to a one year seat raised almost $41,000. Now that’s ambition.
You know the numbers. The big winner was Younger – Congratulations, Phill.
In real democracy, 45% of the board would represent the minority, meaning three out of seven commissioners. Because everyone votes for everyone on Longboat Key and we are running now as slates, we are going to see more and more one-dimensional Commissions excited that “they will now get things done.”