By virtue of Florida Statute 34.01 seen below for jurisdictional purposes Petitioner seeks to challenge the lack of enforcement of Municipal Resolution/Ordinance 19-03 actions by the Town Council of White Springs Florida. Attached is copy of MR 19-03 specifically Section 6-(2) concerning Citizen discussion of items that are on the agenda. Also attached is a legal opinion of the Town Attorney concerning MR 19-03. Respondent refuses to abide by its own Resolution/Ordinance concerning Citizen Input at Council meetings. Petitioner was forcibly ejected from the February 2019 municipal meeting simply because he was seeking compliance with 19-03 and told Respondent that he was invoking Resolution 19-03. Petitioner was likewise threatened with removal from the April 2019 meeting. Petitioner has a right to petition its Government for a Redress of Grievances in accordance with Amendment One of the U.S, Constitution When asked, the chair/Mayor of Respondent, said he had read both the Resolution/Ordinance and the Attorney’s Opinion before attempting to have Petitioner removed from the April 2019 meeting. Petitioner is not seeking to rule MR 19-03 void but is only seeking to have Respondent enforce its own Resolutions/ Ordinances with regard to public input at Council meetings specifically items that are printed on the agenda. Respondent refuses to do so and seeks to remove citizens who seek conformance with MR 19-03. Clearly MR 19-03 needs to be enforced on agenda items as Section 6-(2) clearly states.
Excerpts of Florida Statute 34.01:
34.01 Jurisdiction of county court.—
(1) County courts shall have original jurisdiction:
(a) In all misdemeanor cases not cognizable by the circuit courts;
(b) Of all violations of municipal and county ordinances.
Municipal Resolution 19.03 Section 6 Public Input Standards
6-2 Presentation and comments in Town Council Agenda Items.
Individuals who wish to address the Town Council on Agenda Items where presentations are permitted shall address the Town Council after t he staff and applicant input, if any, and prior to the Town Council deliberations of the town council agenda item. Individuals shall not address the Town Council after commencement of Town Council deliberations on an agenda item after public input has concluded; however the Mayor and members of the Town Council have the discretion to recall to provide additional information or to answer questions.
THE SUIT WILL BE FILED FRIDAY AFTER THE ELECTION IF THE INCUMBANT AND MR. NATTEAL ARE ELECTED, READ SPENCER CONTINUES AS MAYOR. THE TOWN SHOULD BE SUED FOR NOT ALLOWING PUBLIC INPUT.