On Tuesday, March 24th, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. in downtown Sarasota, 1660 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, FL, a diverse and non-partisan group of Sarasota taxpayers will shine a bright spotlight on the conflicts of interest and lack of integrity plaguing Sarasota County government.
This community-powered "bright light" will focus first on a Sarasota
County Commissioner who is now simultaneously employed as the paid
executive director of an influential local lobbying organization.
As one Sarasota County Commissioner and another former County
Commissioner recently noted, the job of commissioner is far more than
a full-time job, one saying it demands 60-80 hours/week.
We believe it is untenable and unseemly for a commissioner to be
serving “two masters” in this brazen arrangement, and we also ask,
which of the two masters is getting short shrift?
If you share our incredulity at this and other local examples of the
misbehavior and blatant conflicts of interest that seem to be
increasingly on display in our county government, then on March 24th,
we will need an hour or two of your valuable time, in order that you
can add your voice to our clarion call, when we will demand INTEGRITY
in our county government!
Please plan to join us on March 24th, at 1:30 p.m., at a place to be
announced, when we will debut our challenge to the developer-coddling
politicians and the cynicism and disillusionment they foster in our
On this day, we will demand genuine "integrity" from our elected
officials as well as the other public servants and county staff who
work on our behalf.
Please stay tuned for further information, which will be shared in the
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Your energized and motivated neighbors and friends.
Please RSVP to our Facebook Event Page address or Sarasota Integrity 2016 and thank you in advance for your civic participation!