VOTE: CITY OF GAINESVILLE COMMISSION
The Todd Chase Campaign from District 2, The Craig Carter Campaign from District 3 and The Annie Orlando Campaign , At-Large, have put party politics aside and appear to be the only candidates who care about ALL the voters. They were the only campaigns to inquire about what concerns many of the Gainesville Tea Party supporters had about the future of the city.
Rick Santelli’s Rant Feb., 2009
Hat Tip: rightwisconsin.com
Thanks to the valiant efforts of a dedicated group of citizen activists an INDEPENDENT Special External Audit of GRU is being discussed tomorrow night, Thursday, February 6, at 6:30 at City Hall in downtown Gainesville. MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND! It is very important that the auditorium be filled with ratepayers who want to hold GRU accountable for the irresponsible financial decisions made by the commission over the past few years. (Parking is free). Only by showing that the ratepayers demand this audit is there any chance that it will actually occur. This is an opportunity for you to make a difference! Please see the letter below.
Support an audit!
Please join me and other fed-up citizens at City Hall on Thursday @ 6:30 pm in the auditorium to support a desperately needed external special audit of Gainesville Regional Utilities.
Properly designed special audits are necessary to gather information about past decisions that cannot be obtained any other way.
Unfortunately, several anti-progressive machine politicians on the Gainesville City Commission — those who have been responsible for bringing Gainesville the highest electric rates in the state, who are wrecking our environment and who continue to call out-of-state and overseas wood-burning energy speculators their “partners” — do not want a special audit.
Expect excuses like “too expensive,” “fishing expedition,” or “it’s time to move forward,” or, if those excuses don’t work, expect cynical efforts to limit the scope of the audit with arguments like “we need to concentrate only on what we can in advance guarantee will result immediately in identifiable reductions in electric bills.”
Cynical. Outrageous. Enough.
At least GRU ratepayers are subsidizing power customers within the county in the contract with the City of Alachua but are we now expected to subsidize customers throughout the state? It would appear so. GRU management is giving power away to the City of Winter Park for (.062 per kWh) is substantially LESS than what GRU customers will be stuck paying for in fuel charges alone in 2014 (.071 per kWh) rising to 0.084 per kWh in 2015.
“Gainesville Regional Utilities. GRU offered four options for a 7 day per week 24 hours per day must take power. The offerings included 10 MW and 20 MW for either three or five years. Negotiations with GRU resulted in an extension of the GRU deal for a 6 year period. The pricing for GRU options include fixed energy prices for the duration of the offering. Negotiations with GRU have resulted in a GRU agreement to provide the fixed price must take offering for a period of 6 years starting in 2015 following the expiration of the current SECI agreement. The GRU offering has an evaluated price of $62.84/MWh for the six year evaluation period.”
City of Winter Park Commission Agenda for June, 2013…http://cityofwinterpark.org/
If you are in Gainesville this Saturday, the University of Florida chapter of Students For Liberty will be hosting this years regional event. You do not have to be a student, but if interested in your future and being around other liberty minded individuals, this is the event to attend. I am looking forward to the line up of speakers (click link for list).
The registration is free so just click on this link-
Still wondering what is happening with the Biomass Plant, the noise levels, Turkey Creek resident complaints and what if anything can be done about it?
Plan to attend the Gainesville City Commission special meeting today.
Today- October 2nd at 5PM
Gainesville City Hall
200 East University Avenue
Discussion of GREC Noise
130360. GREC Noise (NB)
RECOMMENDATION The City Commission discuss GREC noise issues
and take action deemed appropriate.
City Hall Auditorium
City Commission Special Meeting REVISED
THANK YOU, BRUCE!
Click the graphic to watch the VIDEO
Photo credit: http://vegasxau.blogspot.com
Tea Party abandoning GOP, just 3 in 10 approve of Republican leadership.
This article should have a special meaning to those who have seen a Trevor Louden presentation ( Trevor will be speaking at the Tea Party Netrwork Meeting this weekend).
The Tea Party has had it with Republican leaders, abandoning the GOP in stunning numbers at a time when mainstream leaders are arguing for immigration reform and support for an attack on Syria.
A new Pew Research Center poll provided to Secrets on Wednesday found that just 27 percent of Republicans who agree with the Tea Party approve of Republican leaders in Congress. A whopping 71 percent disapprove.
While Pew did not gauge support for Tea Party leaders like Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., the findings are a good sign for him and other conservatives who are trying to steer the Republican Party onto the Tea Party’s policy tracks. Read more at: washingtonexaminer.com.
MAKE THIS GRU WEEK!
GRU ratepayers! This week you have the opportunity to speak your mind about the out of control rate hikes that you are paying RIGHT NOW and are increasing dramatically in the fall! Ratepayers who live outside of the city of Gainesville are subsidizing the city budget with a transfer of funds from GRU which is now the LARGEST revenue portion of the budget! How do you feel about paying for city services that you DON’T RECEIVE? Attend these meetings and speak out! MAKE THIS GRU WEEK!
TUESDAY, July 16, 10:00 AM at City Hall, downtown Gainesville. Please attend and if you do not plan to speak please yield your time to Nathan Skop so he can represent the ratepayers with his expertise.
WEDNESDAY, July 17, 5:30 PM at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church, 120 SE Williston Road. This is a workshop hosted by the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce to obtain feedback and recommendations from residents and business owners about energy consumption and costs.
THURSDAY, July 18, 5:30 PM, (citizen comments at 6:00)at City Hall in downtown Gainesville. This is a City of Gainesville Commission Meeting. Plan to arrive early to rally on the steps of City Hall to protest the 25 MILLION dollars in OVERCHARGES that ratepayers have already paid to camouflage the true rate increase that will come into effect when the biomass plant comes online. Demand a refund of these of these overcharges!