Cocoa Beach: From The Comments (Which We Always Read.)

A reader by the name of “Francis” left this comment on our post entitled “Cocoa Beach / Palm Bay / Satellite Beach: Petitions! Online And In Person” from May 17, 2018.

To AAfterit

An individual resident or business owner that is trying to retrofit or build a new structure in the City of Cocoa Beach is faced with various city building site issues. Some residents felt that Commissioner Williams had a good idea with his ‘proposal request’ but his attempt to discuss and add his ballot proposal was not successful at the commissioners’ previous meeting. On 5/17 the Cocoa Beach City Commissioners decided to postpone their response to another request from a local citizen’s group to also add that proposed amendment to the November ballot.

Current Florida Statues’ with regard to municipal charter amendment changes that occur after the baseline year 2011 could put our current city charter requirements in legal jeopardy.

Note: Florida Statute 163.3167, paragraph 8, indicates that any initiative or referendum pertaining to a development order might be prohibited if we try to change anything in our City Charter related to development orders; updates might be considered a conflict with the Florida Statute if legally challenged.

What would a judge decide…, throw out everything in our city charter or revert back to the existing charter terminology??? No one knows.

Cocoa Beach: Tim Tumulty And Attention To Details.

So former Mayor Tim Tumulty is running for the City Commission seat now held by Skip Williams.

Back in 2016, Tumulty ran for the Florida House of Representatives only to lose to Tom Goodson in the primary.

This year, Tumulty was going to run for County Commissioner from District 2, replacing Jim Barfield who had announced that he would be leaving and not seeking re-election. Tumulty pulled out of that election in January of this year in a politically orchestrated move with other candidates. (After Tumulty dropped out, Robyn Hattaway, the person who he thought was the best person to win the job of County Commissioner, left the County race and moved to the Canaveral Port Authority race instead. (Ah yes, the convictions of politicians and those who support them.)

So as we said, Tumulty decided he would run for Williams seat in Cocoa Beach.

Someone forgot to tell his graphics people. In a Facebook post, Tumulty posted this:

Randy Fine: Too Soon.

Yesterday State Representative Randy Finer posted this on his Facebook page:

Years ago Obama adviser and now Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emmanuel said:

You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.

That line was roundly boo’ed and condemned by conservatives who feel that using a crisis so soon is morally repugnant and leads to legislation and programs that have not been thought out correctly.

It is also a bit self-aggrandizing.

Previously Fine had threatened companies that were acting in a legal manner because he didn’t like their legal actions. In doing so, Fine interjected himself between two parties in a contract that did not concern him or his station as a State Representative.

Walt Disney: American Dreamer

From Prager University:

Walt Disney was the twentieth century’s prime example of American ingenuity. How did he do it? In this video, Glenn Beck, best-selling author and host of The Glenn Beck Program, explains how Disney became a household name, and how he proved that in America, the only limit to your ambition is your own imagination.

Palm Bay: Petition Folks Are Moving To New Location.

This Saturday, the Palm Bay group will be out near the entrance to the Amberwood Community located at Cogan Dr & Demeron Dr SE from 9 AM to 12 noon:

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No “official” word on where the folks in Cocoa Beach will be, although there are a few rumors that they may be out amongst the boating races crowd this weekend gathering signatures. Look for them.

Time is running short for both groups.

Get involved.

What Causes Constipation? (And One Obvious, Missing Answer.)

from a TED Talk comes this somewhat crappy question:

What Causes Constipation?

Visiting the bathroom is part of the daily human experience. But occasionally, constipation, a condition that causes a backup in your digestive system, strikes. In some especially uncomfortable cases, the food you eat can take several days to exit your body. What’s behind this unsettling phenomenon? Heba Shaheed takes us into the digestive system to find out.

Amazingly, one of the reasons for constipation is not one that we immediately thought of:

What causes constipation?

Getting elected.

Think about it.

There doesn’t seem to be a politician that ain’t full of it.

Cocoa Beach / Palm Bay / Satellite Beach: Petitions! Online And In Person.

The Cocoa Beach group gathering signatures for a ballot initiative on building heights in the City has to take the day off today because of other things in their lives. They are reporting good results in finding people to sign the petition, but obviously they need more people to help. If you are concerned about this issue and want to help, drop us a line and we’ll forward it to the right people who will then contact you. Even if you can help them collect signatures or talk to people for an hour would be a huge help.

The folks in Palm Bay will be back at the (called the South Mainland Service Complex) at 450 Cogan Drive SE, today from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

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They too are facing a monumental task and if you want to help, you can contact them or drop us a line and we’ll forward that to them for you.

There is a new group in the petition drive arena as well.

A group called “Satellite Beach Sustainable Outreach” has an online petition for a moratorium on certain types of development until the issues with water / sewage infrastructure in the area have been addressed.

Their petition reads (in part):

Cocoa Beach / Palm Bay: Signature Collection Locations. Get Involved!

We’ve discussed the two citizens groups in Palm Bay and in Cocoa Beach that are gathering signatures to get amendments onto the ballot in November. Whether you agree or disagree with them is not really the issue. These are people who are willing to put their time and effort into getting things done in their respective city. They aren’t getting paid. They take some abuse from passers by and it is hot out there.

We applaud and support their involvement. Let the issues be decided in November, but all legally registered voters should all get out there and sign their petitions. We need more citizens being involved rather than fewer.

We got notice from the folks in Cocoa Beach that they will be gathering signatures on their petition concerning building heights.

Today the group will be located at the Cocoa Beach Public Library, 550 North Brevard Avenue from 9 AM to 2 PM.

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The Palm Bay Citizen’s Group is still at the DMV / Tax Collector’s Office (called the South Mainland Service Complex) at 450 Cogan Drive SE through Thursday, from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

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