Of all the nasty things people have called the BOCC over time here nothing comes close to what should be thrown their way! As predicted here last year, this year by September the BOCC fully intends to ask voters to reward them for their of so awful and poor planning and spending! Take a look and listen to this;
The absolute audacity for those commissioners (ALL 5) who want this extra penny tax is amazing. Three remaining County Commissioners, Brandon "Arrogant" Arrington, Michael "Could Care Less" Harford, and Fred "Fast Freddy" Hawkins were mostly responsible for the FAILURE of Osceola County's lack of funding for SunRail and local roadway projects which have a current price tag of nearly $880 million!!! Perhaps, had they NOT wasted all the money in recent years, such as the Frank's Folly Colt deal, and other costly projects which brought absolutely nothing to this county, we'd not be sitting here burning with anger. PERHAPS, if they actually had used some common sense in their decision process, we'd not be in this predicament. Then again, looking around at the current majority of the BOCC members still there, taxpayers truly had no chance of surviving the BOCC's onslaught of mismanagement. (in our opinion!)
Yes, we're not very good at keeping within time limits but here goes;
Yes, the Central Florida Metro-Plan wants more of your money and local leaders will decide if YOU should pay for THEIR failing road obligations. Here's some of the info compliments of WFTV News;
Paying to drive may one day become a reality in central Florida.
MetroPlan Orlando board members are considering a new pay-per-mile tax system.
It’s a controversial proposal that’s getting attention from lawmakers.
Instead of being taxed at the gas pump, drivers would pay a mileage fee.
Leaders said the extra revenue will go toward road improvements because the current gas tax may not support road improvements as more drivers choose electric and hybrid cars.
Too much going on so we're right into it today.
On Monday, 1/12/2015 the BOCC agreed to send Colt a letter of default for their failure to fulfill their part of an agreement between Colt and the BOCC. We understand that they MAY have been late with their agreed rental fees, $1.00 per year! The Colt project, also laughingly referred to as Frank's folly, was dreamed up a couple years ago as long as the county repaired the former Senior Citizen building costing taxpayers little more than one million dollars, not counting the loss for ad fees a certain construction company took advantage of for nearly a year until being told to take their signs down. Now, with the letter going to Colt, and the waiting for legal processes to happen, the county may actually get back their own building by the end of this year! Progress!
First, we just wanted to thank everyone for their patience while the work/upgrades were completed here on ksib. Of course while the real work was being done we took off to enjoy the sights and meet new friends. We also said good-bye to a couple dear friends who will remain in our hearts and minds forever. In Osceola there was, of course, the gender to gender, or same sex marriage issue which has been going on for some time. And our water issues with this "committee" wheeling and dealing our water away. Perhaps current County Commissioners have made themselves aware of what certain people are promising in exchange for...ummm, well...something!