Over the last year, I’ve purposely been very quiet about my personal situation, especially my employment. I’ve wanted to keep the focus on the DOAH court case and not on me. Now that the case has been decided, I can now share what happened to get us where we are. Many of you know that… Read More Leaving is never easy, until it is…
On May 1, 2022, Mr. Tom Campenni insisted on writing about the Kanner CPUD and his opinion as to what should or should not happen with the parcel and why. Mr. Campenni is a former City of Stuart Commissioner. He is appointed to the CRA by Commissioner Meier and a member of the CRB. Mr.… Read More Whose side are our friends and neighbors really on?
Whether through the consent agenda or by an actual vote, both the City of Stuart Commission and the Martin County Board of County Commissioners have been approving many questionable items as of late. What is supposed to help the community feel comfortable with the ultimate intent of these votes and their impacts is the adherence… Read More The Ethics of Sunshine
Monday 04/11/2022 will be the next City Commission meeting. (Click for this week’s agenda.) Members of the public are allowed three minutes before the agenda begins to speak and give public comment. However, based on this week’s ruling by the Administrative Law Judge to preserve the integrity of the comprehensive plan, three minutes is not… Read More Opinion: An apology is due to more than just me
After clearing the first hurdle creating Rural Lifestyle as an addition to the comp plan, the Martin County Board of County Commissioners presented on Facebook a very poorly timed announcement about the new trauma helicopter. This helicopter is a private/public partnership with LifeStar, meaning tax dollars paid by us to are used to partner with… Read More Public-Private Partnerships should benefit more of the public and less of the private
In our efforts to learn how the LPA views a project, how their votes affect a City Commission hearing, and what had been done to date specific to the Kanner CPUD where the Costco is proposed to go, we collectively used our resources to ask as many questions as we could to learn how the… Read More When a conflict of interest is truly a conflict and not in your best interest
One of the issues with annexation of land is the relationship created – or broken – between the City of Stuart, Martin County, and the Department of Transportation when it comes to traffic. Annexation is the process by which a landowner or developer can submit an application along with a fee to the City of… Read More Let’s hope you’re not in a hurry.
Editor’s note: The blog has been updated to include the correct number of spaces in the SunTrust / Truist building, which is 30, not 35, despite the staff report stating the number was 35.. In Monday’s City of Stuart bi-monthly Commission meeting, one of the agenda items was to add 51 parking spaces at the… Read More Monterey Medical’s Bad Math
Why are we so angry you ask? The real question should be why aren’t you angry? Because you should be. The ease in which a property owner can annex their land. The ease with which the development staff can ask for and justify a change in the Future Land Use and zoning. The amount of… Read More Why are we so angry, you ask?
I don’t know about you but just when I think I can’t be any more disappointed, frustrated, annoyed, or disappointed (yes, I know I said it twice, but it’s just never-ending) with those in charge, something else happens to reinforce how I feel. Over the holidays, we thought we would have a bit of a… Read More Welcome to Martin County News