Tampa mayor is NOT regional

drinking water

Clean drinking water is a black and white issue - you get it, or you don't

St. Pete Times Richard Danielson’s premise “Job as mayor for the region” is preposterous. Unless the mayor and city council are running for higher office outside of Tampa, they do not care a rat’s patootie what happens outside of Tampa.

Case in point: the lack of clean drinking water in the tiny communities of Palm River, East Lake, Orient Park and Egypt Lake to which the City of Tampa has long been obligated to provide.

Sorry, those people do not vote in city elections so can be safely dismissed?
Sorry, the plight of those people has been so badly publicized that the County can also ignore them?

Time is up.
Time to wake up.

It is long past time for “the government” comprised of the Tampa mayor, city council and county commission to wake up and take collective action to do the right thing for “those people” before thousands of them start showing up at every public meeting and in every downtown public park to exercise their right to peacefully assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

(Please re-read the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.)

The downtrodden of North Africa have learned how to peacefully affect change with unresponsive leaders.
That lesson will surely not be missed by citizen/taxpayer/voters right here in Tampa-Hillsborough.

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen

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2 Responses to “Tampa mayor is NOT regional”

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  2. mouse smith Says:

    I agree, the people who have to pay a higher price for water services and receive inferior product(s) need to BECOME VERY LOUD RIGHT NOW.

    One to two people going to PUBLIC COMMENT is easiily dismissed and quickly shoved under the ink blotter by the COMMISSIONERS.

    A PHYSICAL AND SIGNIFICANT NUMBERS OF THOSE WITH THE WATER SITUATIONS, MUST BE DOWNTOWN AND MARCH FROM COUNTY CENTER TO TAMPA CITY CENTER…THE PRESS, MAINLY TELEVISION NEEDS TO BE THERE TO MEMORIALIZE ON FILM. PRESSURE NEEDS A FOCUS AND THESE PEOPLE NEED TO MARCH MORE THAN ONCE OR TWICE PER MONTH….MON, TUES, WED….especially on BOCC DAYS. IF these people truly want to make the needle move from INSIGNIFICANT to MUST DO…then they must understand A MARCH PER DAY WORKS.

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