So What would be the DIFFERENCE?

Sarasota County Commissioners have said that they will stand behind the term limits that voters put in place in 1998…

John Thaxton, often quoted by the newspapers, suggested that the term limits would eliminate the experience gained by a sitting Commissioners, and would leave the voters at the mercy of unelected staffers…

My question is: and this would be different, how?

The Country Commissioners’ recently got rid of the Country Administrator, Jim Ley, after the blowup over the Country Purchasing Department…  Mr. Ley had been the Administrator for about 14 years..  Several of our Commissioners had been busy building up their experience during that time but, they obviously had not build up enough experience to know that the Mr. Ley had been blowing them off the whole time..  In spite of several complaints, from various contractors, about problems with the Purchasing Department which they handed off to Mr. Ley  who did nothing…

So.. Where did those years of experience get US?  Nowhere.

Which brings me back to a question I asked in one of my earlier articles, “what do they do?”.


By Joseph Bowen

Ex SSgt in Air Force Security Police... I had 10 years of active duty and inactive reserve. I have a total of 20 years, includes Air Force SP, security experience. I also worked 8 years and 4 months in the Garden Center of the Sarasota Cattleman Walmart. I also took the CCNA class at Sarasota Vo-Tech, when it was still called that. I am now, since 2010 a caregiver for my Mother. While I am now a registered Republican I am more likely to vote for whichever person I believe will do a better job.. In the last presidential elections I voted Libertarian, as I the two main choices seemed to be between lying crook, or an uncouth babler who could not be trusted.

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