Well at least you should be commended for not quitting cold turkey
Steve, you are too cautious, IMHO, like every other Harmony board
member so far. The developer is similarly so cautious that we rarely
know what's going on here or what's going in.
What we need now is more boldness and less caution.
"You are twisting everything around here so as to suit your viewpoint.
You have conveniently forgotten that I told you upfront that I would
I would appreciate your discontinued use of the terms "twisting" or
"twisted" in your rhetoric Steve. You will notice that I have not
resorted to similar terms in describing you or your positions.
We are all now well aware of your need for caution. I was just hoping
that you wouldn't use the word caution to mean silence.
"should they be elected, you might just see their positions change"
Hope springs eternal Steve. I think that there are those who don't
scare so easily and who will have the fortitude to hold to their
stated principles. We'll see.
"Contrary to your belief, the Sunshine Laws are not intended to quell
Why would you state this as my belief? What you've claimed for me
couldn't be further from what I believe. I guess I am not expressing
myself clearly enough. Sigh.
It is the misuse of the Sunshine Law that I believe is going on here.
I believe that the attorneys hired by the developer are inclined to
suggest limits to the active online participation of residents in CDD
affairs because that's what the developer wants. They don't want to
bite the hand that feeds them. Going along with the developer's
attorneys is a mistake Steve, in my opinion. But of course that's your
choice and you are free to make it.
"I will ask at the next meeting for further clarification whereby the
attorney will already be on the clock."
Fine, but I am sure that you will just hear the developer's attorneys
reiterate what they have always said on this subject, words to the
effect "Oooh you better be careful of that online internet stuff, or
the bogeyman just might get you!" I suspect that if Tim's boss was 40
years younger we might be getting different advice.
Trust in yourself Steve, not in developer's attorneys. Please do your
own due diligence on this important subject. Investigate the Sunshine
Law yourself. Do the right thing by the people you purport to
represent (ie. the residents, not the developer). Don't do just the
"I'm sure when you think about it from my perspective, you will
When I think about it from your perspective I think that you are just
trying to protect yourself from some fantasy lawsuit.
Show us a concrete example of a public board member being sued in
Florida for engaging in totally open communications with citizens, the
people that he or she represents (ie. not with other board members).
Show us a concrete example of how a public board member gets sued for
posting messages within a publicly accessible medium like this that is
open to everyone on the planet. Show us this Steve and then perhaps we
will be more likely to understand your perspective.