Hopefully the Ethics Commission may force the Town to be ethical

The Council and the Staff fail to abide by the State Ethics Laws, specifically FS 112.313 (2), (4), (6), and (8) which are quoted below. Our Council members, because they have no sense of honor and ethics regularly violate all four of these state standards of conduct. If they had any honor or integrity they wouldn’t violate these rules but violate them they do, frequently and without regret.

We are told that the Commission on Ethics will be contacting us soon relative to the ethics complaints we have made against Rhett Bullard, Stacy Tebo and Pam Tomlinson.

Florida Statutes 112.313 – Standards of conduct for public officers, employees of agencies, and local government attorneys
   (1) DEFINITION.—As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires, the term “public officer” includes any person elected or appointed to hold office in any agency, including any person serving on an advisory body.

(2) SOLICITATION OR ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS.—No public officer, employee of an agency, local government attorney, or candidate for nomination or election shall solicit or accept anything of value to the recipient, including a gift, loan, reward, promise of future employment, favor, or service, based upon any understanding that the vote, official action, or judgment of the public officer, employee, local government attorney, or candidate would be influenced thereby.  Rhett, Willie and Tonja allegedly have bought votes and have influenced elections.

(4) UNAUTHORIZED COMPENSATION.—No public officer, employee of an agency, or local government attorney or his or her spouse or minor child shall, at any time, accept any compensation, payment, or thing of value when such public officer, employee, or local government attorney knows, or, with the exercise of reasonable care, should know, that it was given to influence a vote or other action in which the officer, employee, or local government attorney was expected to participate in his or her official capacity. Unauthorized Compensation has been given to Andrew Greene, and Stacy Tebo by the officials and they have no problem with the favoritism bestowed upon them.

(6) MISUSE OF PUBLIC POSITION.—No public officer, employee of an agency, or local government attorney shall corruptly use or attempt to use his or her official position or any property or resource which may be within his or her trust, or perform his or her official duties, to secure a special privilege, benefit, or exemption for himself, herself, or others. This section shall not be construed to conflict with s. 104.31.   This is one of the biggest violations of all.  And because of these violations, we have pages of unethical violations which have been submitted to the Commission on Ethics.

(8) DISCLOSURE OR USE OF CERTAIN INFORMATION.—A current or former public officer, employee of an agency, or local government attorney may not disclose or use information not available to members of the general public and gained by reason of his or her official position, except for information relating exclusively to governmental practices, for his or her personal gain or benefit or for the personal gain or benefit of any other person or business entity.Yet Rhett Bullard makes certain his friends and relatives are hired to do jobs especially if there is a new business start-up.

 

My favorite is (8). The Town regularly does things and uses information that is not public to enhance their own positions, both public and private.

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