Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Date Changed: Save the Date for Integrity in Sarasota: April 1

You are receiving this invitation because, April 1, we will need your help!

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 12:45 p.m. in downtown Sarasota, a
diverse and non-partisan group of Sarasota taxpayers will shine a
bright spotlight on the conflicts of interest and lack of integrity
plaguing Sarasota County government.

This community-powered "bright light" will focus first on a Sarasota
County Commissioner who is now simultaneously employed as the paid
executive director of an influential local lobbying organization.

As one Sarasota County Commissioner and another former County
Commissioner recently noted, the job of commissioner is far more than
a full-time job, one saying it demands 60-80 hours/week.

We believe it is untenable and unseemly for a commissioner to be
serving “two masters” in this brazen arrangement, and we also ask,
which of the two masters is getting short shrift?

If you share our incredulity at this and other local examples of the
misbehavior and blatant conflicts of interest that seem to be
increasingly on display in our county government, then on March 24th,
we will need an hour or two of your valuable time, in order that you
can add your voice to our clarion call, when we will demand INTEGRITY
in our county government!

Please plan to join us on April 1 at the County Administration building
when we will debut our challenge to the developer-coddling
politicians and the cynicism and disillusionment they foster in our

On this day, we will demand genuine "integrity" from our elected
officials as well as the other public servants and county staff who
work on our behalf.

Please stay tuned for further information, which will be shared in the
weeks ahead!

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Kind regards,
Your energized and motivated neighbors and friends.

Please RSVP to my Facebook address or adrienoh@yahoo.com. Thank you!!


  1. Yes, we need to speak up......if we don't it's assumed that we consent to the corruption etc.

  2. Or that we're complete idiots - the presumption of our allegedly elected officials knows no bounds.

  3. If there is a Commission meeting that day, the rally should conclude at that meeting with each of the rally members filling out a card and speaking for 3 minutes during public comment period re: conflict of interest. Ask Robinson to step down from either her Commission post or her new executive Director job.