Say it isn't so.
I have heard that our present governor has appointed a man to serve on three advisory or governing boards in our county. Can one person be so qualified to be an asset on three boards? What qualifications should we expect him to have? What does he have?
For the State College of Florida board, I would expect him to be either a high school principal, college professor or to hold at least a master's degree in higher education administration.
For the airport authority board, perhaps an MBA is good since this is a business, plus something in airport security and perhaps a little knowledge of airplanes and flying.
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For the Southwest Florida Water Management District, perhaps he should be an environmentalist with work in conservation. He has showed some concern for the pollution from the sugar industry so that we can be sure of an adequate water supply.
Any one of these three boards requires hours of time and concentration. How can one successful businessman give adequate time needed for three boards? Obviously, he cannot.
With all the qualified citizens of this county, why did the governor put him on all three boards? Is he really that qualified? What about the rest of us? Is not just one of us qualified?
Was it his ability to do the job or his donations to the governor's political campaign? If that is true, then our Florida is really for sale.
This is a serious matter to me and hopefully to other citizens. It certainly means we do not have government of the people by the people and for the people. I believe it is time for us to take some action and take back our power.
Mary Fulford Green, Ed.D.