Apr 072017

Dear Editor,

Term limits may actually be coming to Monroe County. On Tuesday the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board is scheduled to have a discussion on the issue.

Look, good governance demands term limits, we need them.

Long term incumbency tends to jade public officials. Far too often they become more concerned with their relationships with each other and their relationships with their contributors. Especially deep pocket contributors who have special interests.

Some will argue that incumbency brings experience and knowledge to the job, but the reality is that newbies study and research long and hard on the issues and they showcase their knowledge and positions in their campaigns. Incumbent name recognition and money usually puts nearly indomitable obstacles in the path of new candidates.

The power of governance is best used when it changes hands over time in order to allow for dynamic new solutions in our ever changing world.

You can help make term limits happen. Please take just a moment and email: ataleal@keysmosquito.org. Simply tell them “Please support term limits”.

Walter Lagraves

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 April 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:36 am Issue #213, Letter to the Editor  Add comments

  One Response to “It’s Show Time!”

  1. I think term limits are a really good start.

    We also need an elected FKAA board. Right now, they are totally unaccountable. They know it, too.

    We need single member districts for the BOCC. Right now, the commissioners just play one district against another to keep getting re-elected. Neugent screws his own district then kisses up to Key Largo. Murphy screws Key Largo then kisses up to the Lower Keys. That’s how we get stuck with these same losers year after year after year.

    If single member districts were the rule in 2014, Neugent would have been out in the primary.

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