THE COUNCIL DOESN’T WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE TOWN.

Amendment I     U.S. Constitution

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

I am legally entitled to Petition my government for a redress of grievances but the Council doesn’t agree.

Section 2.04 Investigation.

The Council, by majority vote, and showing good cause, may make investigation into the affairs of the Town and the conduct of any Town Department, Office or Agency and for this purpose may hold hearings, take testimony, and require the production of evidence. These and all other investigations shall comply with State and Federal Statutes.

The Charter gives the Council the right to delve  into any thing it wants to but it doesn’t wish to handle Citizen Complaints (a redress of grievances).

ORDINANCE NO. 01-04

AN ORDINANCE RESCINDING ORDINANCE NO. 99-20 RELATING TO THE INVESTIGATION OF CITIZEN COMPLAINTS PROVING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE: PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

WHEREAS, the Town of White Springs, Florida adopted Ordinance No 99-20 relating to the investigation and disposition of citizen complaints; and

WHEREAS, The Town of White Springs, Florida has determined that the implementation of Ordinance 99-20 is no longer in the best interests of the citizens of the Town of White Springs, Florida, and

WHEREAS, the Town of White Springs Florida has determined that it is in the best interests of the citizens of the Town of White Springs, Florida to rescind Ordinance 99-20.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF WHITE SPRINGS, FLORIDA THAT;

SECTION 1, REPEAL OF PRIOR INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES:

All ordinances in conflict with any of the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed.

SECTION 4, EFFECTIVE DATE:

This Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its adoption by the Town of White Springs Florida in accordance with the provision of Florida Statutes Passed upon fi

SECTION 2 AUTHORITY:

This Ordinance is enacted for the purpose of rescinding Ordinance 99-20 regarding the investigation and disposition of citizen complaints as the Town Council has determined that said Ordinance is no longer necessary for the welfare and benefit of the citizens of The Town of White Springs, Florida.

What public benefit was gotten BY The Citizens for doing away with Ordinance 99-20? I would submit that the only people to benefit from rescinding Ordinance 99-20 was the Council itself. Ordinance 99-20 follows:

ORDINANCE NO. 99-20

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE PROCEDURES FOR THE INVESTIGATION AND DISPOSITION OF CITIZEN COMPLAINTS: PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF WHITE SPRINGS, FLORIDA;

SECTION 1. REPEAL OF PRIOR INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES:
All ordinances in conflict with any of the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed.

SECTION 2. AUTHORITY;
This Ordinance is enacted for the purpose of providing necessary regulations for the investigation and disposition of citizen complaints made by the citizens of the Town of White Springs, Florida.

SECTION 3. FORM OF COMPLAINT:

Any citizen wishing to register a complaint regarding any aspect of the administration of the Town of White Springs, Florida shall make said complaint in writing on the form provided by the Town Clerk. The completed complaint form shall be submitted to the Town Clerk for investigation and disposition as provided herein.

SECTION 4. TIME FOR COMPLETION OF INVESTIGATION AND DISPOSITION OF CITIZEN COMPLAINT:

All citizen complaints will be investigated and disposed of within a reasonable time from when said complaint is submitted to the Town Clerk. The time for invesigation and disposition will depend on many factors, including, but not limited to the following; complexity of complaint, subject matter of complaint, the involvement of third parties, and the number of staff available to conduct the investigation.

SECTION 5. COMPLAINT AGAINST POLICE DEPARTMENT

EMPLOYEE: Complaint to be investigated by the Chief of Police and disposition will be determined by Chief of Police,

SECTION 6. COMPLAINT AGAINST POLICE CHIEF:

Complaint to be investigated by one (1) member of the Town Council, said member being elected by the Town Council. Disposition to be determined by Town Council.

SECTION 7. COMPLAINT AGAINST TOWN EMPLOYEE:

Complaint to be investigated by Town Manager and disposition determined by Town Manager.

SECTION 8. COMPLAINT AGAINST TOWN MANAGER:

Complaint to be investigated by one (1) member of the Town Council, said member being elected by the Town Council. Disposition to be determined by Town Council.


Any complaint against any elected official shall be made pursuant to and in accordance with the applicable laws of the State of Florida, and shall be investigated and disposed by the appropriate agency as determined by applicable Florida law.

SECTION 10. APPLICABILITY OF OTHER STATUTES, LAWS, AND ORDINANCES:

All investigations and dispositions of citizen complaints shall be conducted in accordance with this Ordinance and in accordance with all other applicable Florida Statutes and laws, Town Ordinances, the Town Charter and Town Personnel Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.

SECTION 11. SEVERABILITY: It is declared to be the intent of the Town Council of the Town of White Springs, Florida, that if any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or portion of this Ordinance is, for any reason, held invalid, or unconstitutional in any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate distinct and independent provision, and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion hereof.

SECTION 12. EFFECTIVE DATE: This Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its adoption by the Town of White Springs, Florida, in accordance with the provision of Florida Statutes.

PASSED upon first reading this 16 day of_Nov. , 1999. PASSED AND ADOPTED upon SECOND and FINAL READING this_21 day of
December 1999.
TOWN OF WHITE SPRINGS, FLORIDA

SO WE HAD A PERFECT ORDINANCE TO HANDLE CITIZEN COMPLAINTS BUT THE COUNCIL CHOSE TO RESCIND IT.

WHY?

BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T WANT TO KNOW WHAT COMPLAINTS THERE WERE AND THE OFFICIAL’S EGOTISTICAL VIEW POINT OF MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS.

WE KNOW WHAT IS BEST AND TO HELL WITH MR. GRIFFIN

And you the citizens complaint about people filing Citizen Complaints, don’t we Mr. Brazil Senior. I wonder how  you feel about the Right of Free Speech ????

 

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