Category Archives: City of Sanford

General blog posts about the City of Sanford and the Sanford City Council

That fishy smell is coming from Sanford City Hall

Completely unbeknownst to the citizens of Sanford their elected and appointed leaders at City Hall are plotting to ruin one of Sanford’s most respected and cherished restaurants—Bay Breeze Seafood Restaurant. Even worse, they are colluding on this matter without any hint … Continue reading

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Wailing & Gnashing of Teeth in Sanford & Broadway

My, oh my.  Not since the electric 2009 debate over the half-cent sales tax increase has the county witnessed so much wailing and gnashing of teeth over an issue like the sales tax distribution in Lee County.  County commissioners have … Continue reading

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Wealth Redistribution- Unfairness in Lee County Taxing Policy

  The allocation of sales and property taxes in Lee County has become an ugly point of divisiveness.  This issue really needs to be a point of healthy debate. This argument shouldn’t be about those mean old conservative commissioners trying to … Continue reading

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The Truth About LEED-PAC

  As the faces and motives of the Lee Education and Economic Development Political Action Committee (LEED-PAC) are becoming known, it is apparent thy feel maintaining the traditional status quo in Lee County is of paramount importance.  Let’s face it, things have … Continue reading

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Economic Development Transformation

The republican principle demands that the deliberate sense of the community should govern the conduct of those to whom they entrust the management of their affairs; but it does not require an unqualified complaisance to every sudden breeze of passion … Continue reading

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Economic Development Communications Gone Bad

In yet another production of tone deaf economic development activity, Bob Heuts and Tommy Mann convened the quarterly joint City-Town-County-EDC meeting on economic development last night at the McSwain Center.  Excuse me for saying this but, it was a waste … Continue reading

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