Letters to the Editor: Removing the Mayor, Health Insurance

Letters to Editor
Letters to Editor

We are still receiving several Letters to the Editor this week.

Editor’s Note: We will return to printing the full names of the authors. As most of you already know, a council member was showing up at homes to confront citizens about what they wrote to Sebastian Daily. We decided to hide their last names to protect them from unwanted confrontations.

However, we think enough time has passed where we can move forward again.

One more thing, and for the record, a lot of people send us their letters, but then also post them on Facebook. This isn’t anything new.

Letters to the Editor for April 18, 2020.

City Council

Dear Sebastian Daily,

This is my first letter as we have only lived here for four years full time and I usually don’t get involved in city politics.

But, I cannot believe a City Council would try to underhandedly get rid of a Mayor who appears to be doing a good job during a time when the public are supposed to be staying at home or especially not congregating in groups as mandated by the Governor.

Also, people are out of jobs and having to pick up insurance and council members have the nerve to want taxpayers to pay for their insurance! We do not know any of these people personally and I’m beginning to think I may be better off. We pay for our insurance and I do not feel like paying for anyone else’s.

Perhaps we picked the wrong small type town in Florida to retire to.

Marie Duvall

City Council Health Insurance

Dear Pamela Parris,

It’s what you can do for the city NOT what the city can do for you.

Gene DeMott

What Happened to Common Sense?

Please stop telling us what you will do for (OUR) city. Show us how you are STEPPING UP with your unselfish action.

So far the three council members have not contributed a single intelligent act of leadership.

Ask not what your city can do for you, instead what can you do for (OUR) city.

Action speaks louder than words.

We the people need to take their position away from them, based on their FAILURE TO PERFORM, full stop.

James Spinelli Sr.

City Council Candidates

We need a new group of candidates.

Greg Singleton


Me and my family love Sebastian.

If these two supposed public servants tried their stunts up north, they would be run out on a rail.

Bill Hayden
Sebastian (part time)

COVID-19 Reporting

Love that you show the daily numbers for COVID-19 so we can follow trends.

Would be great if you could report testing daily trends too.

We appreciate y’all!

Tobie Wethington

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City Council

Seriously? Lack of political education means training needed.

Asking for health insurance, to which the premiums would not be logistically in line of the council pay rate.

Not taking care of simple administrative actions that the council should not even have on the agenda, delaying construction, which does cost money with those delays. Have the agenda from home via duo or skype. No one should be gathering in large groups now.

Having no regard for the general safety and well being of our citizens, by trying to oust a great Mayor? Come on now. Staff is already struggling to meet the needs of businesses and community citizen needs.

This is a time to think about the bigger picture for our city. Our citizens.

Warm Regards,

Margie Kubicek

City Council

This meeting should be cancelled because it is held during the Governors stay at home edict.

This prevents voters and other citizens from attending in person as a group to try and head off a planned removal of Mayor Dodd as Mayor (and maybe additional city employees).

Sunshine seems to be leaving our fair city as dark forces conive to take over Sebastian from top to bottom.

It would be deemed fair if they were honest and qualified but they are not fit to manage our great little city.

Please cancel this meeting until the Covid-19 Virus subsides and we all (a majority) can be there to look them in the eye.

The City Manager should cancel this closed meeting. Let the Sun Shine on their actions.

Terrance McGinn

City Council Antics

Dear Sebastian Daily,

I moved to Sebastian, Florida in 2015 as a full time resident. Prior to that I spent 16 years in the Tampa Bay area and came to Sebastian several times per month for 10 years because I loved the small town feel and low crime rate.

Sadly, I have to say that the antics of several of the council members is unconscionable.

At this time, when we have a pandemic that is affecting the lives of every individual, unprecedented amount of unemployment, certain members of the city council want their health insurance to be paid for by the citizens of this city.

Instead of what’s in it for me should not these individuals be working to improve the lives of Sebastian’s citizens and not themselves? Not to mention wanting to remove the Mayor. After researching why they want to do so, I can not really find a justifiable reason.

These council members do not deserve to keep their positions they are a bad reflection on this city.

Thank you,

Lorraine Childs

What is a Public Filibuster?

A civil action designed to end close debate.

Because the Public only gets limited time to express those opinions a few good stewards of public Accountability, they need to show up and speak at City Hall on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 6 pm.

Regardless of which camp you are in Democrat Independent or Republican, you need to speak up NOW.

We need at least as many Patriots as can to be there when needed to speak and each one keep expressing their constitutional right to free speech till the Chairperson bangs the gavels and the Constable has to drag them off protesting loudly then next do it again and again never give up.

That is how by being brave and speaking truth to those which need to hear it. By getting engaged You the public take back control and builds a resilient government free from infringement by participant’s with their own agenda in mind and forces those in high places to be responsive to current issues and responsible to the citizenry they are representing.

“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But…..” Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence 1776.

Thank you,

Charles Stadelman

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies. In 2002, he permanently moved back to Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.