Last Updated: 5:57 p.m.
The very first conversation Flagler County Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart had when County Administrator Jerry Cameron took the job a year and a half ago was about ensuring better parking during the 2020 elections at the Government Services Building, where the supervisor’s office is located.
It didn’t stick.
On Sept. 25, the main road into the GSB and the elections office was closed for a $737,000 construction project, right as voting by mail was picking up and voters were driving to the supervisor’s office to drop off their ballots. The rare detour signs have been causing confusion and anger among voters–and no small amount of displeasure from Lenhart.
Faith al-Khatib, the county engineer, had pledged to her that construction would be suspended at least during early voting. In August, Lenhart wrote Cameron and other county officials on Thursday, “I raised the concern of voter access to our polling location and Faith assured me that she would work with us to make sure the road was open for voters. I have received no communication to the contrary.”
Thursday morning, Lenhart learned Cameron would not stop construction. Lenhart was livid. “I went upstairs to the Engineering Department and spoke with Richard,” she wrote Cameron, referring to Richard Gordon, the assistant county engineer. “He is ‘working on it’ and compared it to pulling teeth. I can’t imagine a trip to the dentist taking two months. This should have been part of the planning process since our initial meeting.””She’s quite upset over it,” County Commissioner Charlie Ericksen, an alternate member of the canvassing board for this election, said. “Which I would be too.” Ericksen suggested that the county commission, meeting on Monday, might raise the issue with Cameron. Ericksen favors a work suspension.
But late Friday afternoon Commission Chairman Dave Sullivan said the matter is out of the commission’s hands. “Basically it was a decision reached by the county administrator and he takes full responsibility for it,” Sullivan said. “We the commission was not involved in the decision other than a while back to say we do need more, I guess, an increase in parking, 70 spaces. There was nothing mentioned about voting and that kind of thing because it was a long time ago.” Sullivan said it was “too late to intervene” to suspend construction, with early voting starting Monday. “I do understand people’s concerns and I would never want in any way to hinder somebody from voting. I’m sorry I’m being evasive on this, but that’s where it is, that’s the way it is. I can’t do anything about it.”
Last week Lenhart had written Cameron of receiving a phone call from a voter-protection group that had received a complaint about the lack of access in the parking lot and the confusion being created. She said she’d receiving “MANY complaints about the parking lot from voters who are visiting the office to return their mail ballot in person. I just got off the phone again while typing this email from someone who said ‘older folks’ are getting lost in the parking lot and don’t know where to drop off their ballot. I am making a sign to help direct people to our office.” She asked that the road be opened from Oct. 19 through Nov. 3, covering the two weeks of early voting and Election day itself.
Lenhart spoke with Cameron Thursday morning. “It wasn’t very productive, to say the least,” she said. And she was stunned by what Cameron told her: “If they can’t understand the detour they shouldn’t be voting.” (Cameron didn’t respond to an email asking him about the statement, nor did he respond about his refusal to suspend the project.)
Ironically, the project is filling a ditch for the eventual addition of 62 new parking spaces, among other improvements. The bids were received on April 29. The County Commission approved the project only in mid-July.
“This is along overdue project, and the county took the first viable opportunity to address the severe lack of parking at the GSB,” Julie Murphy, the county’s spokesperson, said in an email today. “Administration is going to great effort to ensure this is the easiest process in the history of the GSB for voters to access the polls. General Services is providing signage and or volunteers to direct voters to reserved parking by the SOE office.”
Murphy was repeating talking points set out by Cameron in an email to Lenhart Thursday: “We are taking extraordinary measures to make sure voting is as easy as possible. With the measures we are taking, voting this year should be more convenient than ever. Measures taken include[:] electronic signage directing voters to turn right instead of left when entering the parking lot, extensive directional signage to the next electronic sign directing them into the same parking they would have entered had the originally turned left and followed the road to the parking lot, we are asking employees to park at the Courthouse or the EOC, we are reserving large portions of GSB parking for ‘voters only’, and have offered to hire people to direct traffic during voting hours.”
Cameron’s statement is deceptive. None of the elements he is describing were in place since construction began and the elections office began receiving what has now totaled 18,000 ballots by mail or by drop-box at the elections office. This afternoon, a lone, meager detour sign was planted at the main entrance into the complex, without any additional signage pointing to the elections office or the drop box. For that, a driver would have had to go counter to the detour’s sign and cross through the courthouse parking lot than go around it. For those going around it, they would eventually come across a small sign pointing them back into the GSB parking lot and through a weave of turns to make it to the elections office. Cameron’s claim that voting would be “more convenient than ever” is simply false.
Yet he repeatedly told Lenhart that the county was taking “extraordinary” measure, then echoed, in writing, the contempt he’d spoken to Lenhart: “It is difficult to imagine how anyone who can drive to the complex would not be able to expediently find a parking space and vote with less inconvenience than in previous elections. We are literally asking folks to turn right instead of left on the same road, drive approximately the same distance, and enter the same parking lot in order to vote. They will have vastly increased directional signage and much more set aside parking than ever before.” (Cameron is, again, wrong about the distance traveled by detour, which is significantly longer than the normal way in.)
None of those projected measures, presumably starting next week, addressed the confusion of the last few weeks, nor is it clear to what extent volunteers would be available for all 12 hours each day of early voting.
“It’s hard not to assume that elections are viewed as an inconvenience,” Lenhart wrote Cameron this week. “Here we are on Thursday, prior to early voting starting on Monday and there is no solid plan to open the road for voters. Let me remind you again that 8,820 people voted early at this location in 2016. Please, please, please, just open the road.”
The detour is expected to remain in place until Nov. 24. Construction isn’t scheduled to end until Dec. 23.
John K says
I dropped off my ballot yesterday as did many people. Yeah the detour was a bit of a surprise but it’s not hard to find to drop off box. There are signs pointing to it at every turn. It was crowded but it’s doable. Just my opinion.
Deborah Coffey says
Republicans KNOW they can’t let people vote or…they’ll lose the election. The GOP has become the party of lies, cheating, hating, and last but not least Q-Anon conspiracy theories. America cannot survive their corruption and total loss of morals.
Trailer Bob says
OK…I’ll say it…I understand that the comment “if they can’t find the door(or whatever) they shouldn’t be voting” sounds harsh to some, but in reality, it is pretty accurate. You want to vote for who runs out country, but cannot develop a method as to finding the place where you actually make your vote count?
Yet, you feel that these people have done enough homework to decide who will run the country?
Come on man…it wasn’t really difficult to me to vote there. Just more BS from the people who cannot run their own lives. There is also the option of mailing in your vote.
I guess the point is you or I can say it doesnt mean anything right ? But as a public Elected or Appointed figure one would like to think theres a little more tact involved when speaking to the Constituency. Maybe they are older compromised and confused easily. My Parents were. OK I will say it in this Day and Age of anything goes out of the mouths of reigning Republicans I expect it.
Mike Cocchiola says
This is outrageous. I am one of the persons who called to complain about the confusing entrance to the SOE’s office. I’m a frequent visitor to the CSB and the SOE’s office and I had to figure it out. There were no signs at all. Now there’s maybe one?
For someone who is elderly or unfamiliar with the area, the construction may surely discurage voters trying to find the entrance to to polling place. I cannot help but think that Jerry Cameron either planned this or is so disengaged from Flagler County that he simply doesn’t care about our voters.
The BOCC needs to overrule Cameron, halt the construction, put up sufficient signage and have people directing voters to the polling location.
Korean vet says
Mr cocciolo I agree with you I’m a disabled vet . I went to. Cast my ballot last week no signage nothing .walking is difficult for me but it is obvious Cameron couldn’t give a damn what seniors must endure . I resent his comment that we don’t have vote . I served my country and that dumbbell can kiss my Lilly White @#$.pick up your check Cameron and go back into retirement .commissioners pick a real smart ass , go back to St Augustine your reputation was t o good there.its time for a change .
Nasty woman says
You are exactly right. When I dropped my ballot off there were no signs. It was a minor inconvenience to me. But, it upset me to see voter suppression so blatantly displayed in Flagler county. That’s all I need is another bloated, red faced old guy (Cameron) gaslighting me. Also, I called supv of elections and asked why the road was closed and asked them to put up signs. I was thinking of other people, the elderly, disabled, people on foot etc or pressed for time due to work etc. The Flagler county commission members work for us and the benefit of all citizens of this county, not the other way around. The entire commission reminds me of the GOP sitting idly by for four years while trump destroys our democracy. He will be voted out.
Trailer Bob says
Voter suppression? Really?
Nasty woman says
It’s an attempt to obstruct our ability to get to the polls. Such a convenient time to tear up the parking lot in front of the supervisor of elections. Also, mail has its issues thanks to the dummy in the White House and his appointing his evil friends everywhere and as postmaster General. I feel sorry for our postal workers everywhere I hope we can make America sane again. God help us.
Jackass Jerry at it again!
James M. Mejuto says
Well . . . this is what we get when Republicans control the vital lifeline of our community. There should be
every effort to make VOTING as easy as possible but yet, Republicans like Cameron will do everything
possible to obstruct the democratic process.
Florida has to rid our state of Republicans who are so attached to Trumpy-Dumpty in the W.H. that they will
deny basic freedoms.
Another contemptuous Republican “making voting easier” – history would beg to differ.
I wonder if George Washington voted via horseback. We have done a great job of creating a bunch of whiners.
Bill C says
Great suggestion! Everybody vote on horseback.
He must be a Republican!
CB from PC says
I had no problem navigating the detour to vote by mail. I even was able to have my vote counted after following the instructions on the ballot envelope.
If a Trump-following mindless deplorable like me can get to the drop off box and vote, anybody can.
Actually, the only reason I voted is because I believe Trump’s New Health Plan will contain the necessary care to help senile, dottering and confused people like Joe Biden.
Nanci Whitley says
And just what plan would that be? He’s been promising it every 2 weeks for years. I say that makes him a dottering and confused old fool…..plus a serial liar.
CB from PC says
You need to expand your information sources.
The Major Networks, CNN and MSNBC spew nothing but Bullshit.
Include Fox News. One more Conspiracy Theory and I am going to jump from the top step and twist my ankle
CB from PC says
I don’t think the Voters deserve to know. Oh wait, that would have been Foggy Joe’s response.
You will notice that even though ‘CB from PC’ decided to respond to you with not one, but TWO insults, he still hasn’t made any mention of just WHAT Yugely bigly health plan (the one for THIS week) The Donald is claiming to have ready. Point me at a website to read all about it – if you can find it.
And, PS, this has nothing to do with politics…RRiiigghhhtttt.
What a snotty, rude comment!
We made our electoral pilgrimage to the Supervisor of Elections office within a day of receiving our mail in ballots. Upon entering the complex and turning left as we have done dozens of times to reach the Services Building we were confronted with the ROAD CLOSED signage. I do not recall seeing anything resembling the small detour sign pictured above at the main entrance – maybe it was there, maybe it wasn’t. After a jaunt through the courthouse parking lot and finding our way to the SOE office we dropped our ballots and like the late run of Chinook Salmon fought our way back upstream through the parking lot to the main entrance and back to Moody Blvd.
Comments were made at the time reflecting on where the head of the person responsible for this obviously poorly timed project was located. Best that we could surmise is that his head was where the “sun don’t shine”, if you catch my drift.
After reading that person’s comments about how ‘if they cannot understand the detour they shouldn’t vote’, I was floored. So Jerry, when did we institute the “Cameron Pole Tax” which requires voters to negotiate an obstacle course in order to vote? The answer is NEVER. Perhaps you were absent from this country when the Voting Rights Act was written. You are paid by the taxpayers and voters of this county to make their lives better, not be a judgemental tyrant.
Perhaps it should be suggested that Jerry boy get his head out of Mullins rectum long enough to do the job to which he was hired – or perhaps he should resign if he is not man enough to stand up for doing the right thing. This is of course predicated on his having learned right from wrong at some point in his life. Have you no shame?
As for Charlie Ericksen possibly bringing it up on Monday – What kind of BS tripe is that? Charlie, if you ain’t got the fortitude to stand up for the taxpayers/voters of this county you have no reason to be sitting in the big chair. Statements like his are no better than those of that wimpy dishrag from Maine, Susan Collins. Charlie, make this your last great act for the people of Flagler County.
As for Katie Lenhart I cannot say enough good. I first met Katie in a Palm Coast Citizen’s Academy class – she had just taken over the office and was herself a student. In the years since I have come to respect her as professional in her job and a person who believes that every one of us has the right and obligation to vote in every election. Katie is one elected official who truly takes the public trust seriously. Katie, thank you for standing up for We The People.
NPA Voter in 32137 says
You absolutely NAILED IT. I don’t have to post my thoughts because you just articulated them very nicely. And you are on point about Kaiti Lenhart. I’m not surprised she was “livid” – she is very serious about her job and absolutely dedicated to it being a fair and accessible election. The BOCC should think long and hard about whether Cameron should keep his job, and not just for this travesty.
Are there volunteers that will set there and direct voters to election office?
Trailer Bob says
Yes, an I will be one of them. But I am not sure if they were able to get enough volunteer for the job…we will see.
WILLIAM NELSON says
What an insult!! Please come visit me, Cameron, so I can show you how incapacitated I am. and then let me drive you to your Taj Mahal to show you what I went through !!
Oh, and by the way, I want both your feet tied together when we get there.
Trailer Bob says
There is mail in voting for those with disabilities or who have difficulty finding where the voting station is. It was a lot easier for me than driving around Palm Coast…
Apparently Jerry Cameron does not realize that he works for the residents of the County. There are enough problems with this election that he should realize that this is just one more impediment for the voters to deal with – and take action to fix it. If he is not smart enough to realize this, then he is not smart enough to be the County Manager (or whatever his title is).
Janet Jividen says
Maybe if Cameron can’t understand the problem then he shouldn’t be working for the county. We were out there to deliver our ballots in the drop box and found the maize around very confusing. Do what is right.
Percy's mother says
Not sure what the issue is . . .
There’s plenty of parking in the courthouse parking lot.
Just follow the “Detour” sign and use common sense.
I never park in that tiny, tiny parking lot when I attend commission meetings and/or school board meetings as I don’t want my car dented by people who don’t/can’t park properly. And as well if I have any other business at the government services center, I again park well away from all other vehicles because there’s plenty of room in the courthouse parking lot.
Making a mountain out of a molehill with this. Is it too much for people to park in the large courthouse parking lot and walk across the street?
With the epidemic of obesity, a simple walk across the street is really a good thing in the whole scheme of things.
My sister mailed her ballot from New Zealand and tracked it all the way to the Flagler County Supervisor of Elections office. If she can do it, people who live in the surrounding areas of Palm Coast can certainly follow a “detour” sign. What is the world coming to?
Sandra Sites says
Well, yes, for folks with disabilities, walking across the courthouse lot and the other lot to the SOE office, in the heat, WOULD be an issue. So, there’s that…
Trailer Bob says
Then there is the hidden info on mail in voting…not!
NPA Voter in 32137 says
My father is an 88-year-old USMC Korean vet, 38th Parallel amphib tank unit (whose picture is in the elections office on the wall) who can barely walk and votes absentee. My mother uses a walker and can just about get from one room to another. They do not trust the postal service in this election. So you are telling me they should probably go park at the courthouse, or maybe even up by Wendy’s, and WALK for what would end up literally amounting to 15 to 20 minutes both ways to drop off their ballots? And you are okay with that? I will restrain from saying what I think of your attitude. Just because you can do something doesn’t mean EVERYONE is able to. But that does not give anyone the right to prevent EVERY eligible voter from casting their ballot how they so choose. How arrogant. This has nothing to do with what party with which you affiliate, it has to do with everyone’s RIGHT to vote, even those who are disabled after serving their country. Kudos to Ms. Lenhart for raising hell!
Simple solution for your parents. Let them fill out their ballot and YOU take it to a drop box for them. They still get to vote.
What a bunch of whining Democrats with a bunch of excuses to not be able to vote. Wha wha wha I can’t get to the polls to vote because of a detour. There are other places to go vote with no detours. If the detour is a problem to navigate then maybe you shouldn’t even be driving in the first place.
Complain, complain, complain when you know you won’t win. Just like back in 2016.
Grow up people and get some common sense and move on.
He’s not wrong, the detour was actually pretty simple.
Very interesting timing. Good thing Dems can follow directions and instructions. Those QAnon people though, well…
Trailer Bob says
The QAnon idiots are not true Republicans, but deranged idiotic losers who try to make themselves relevant by appearing to show they are part of a legitimate political party…they are not. How the hell did humans get so freaking stupid? SMH
White Bronco says
But you’ll never go out of your way to stop what they say, as it benefits your political agenda and narrative. It’s called guilt by association. Everyone is over it. Trump had the greatest opportunity on earth, and blew it by empowering these “idiotic losers” you speak of. Too late to redeem. You protest voters blew it, with the best of intentions, ya blew it.
Trailer Bob says
I don’t even know you nor have I ever met you, so don’t assume anything with regard to my character or views. Amazing, yet annoying how so many here comment on others with no accurate knowledge of what the others do or think. So if I am a Republican I must be just like all the dumbest Republicans you know?
The loudest and most ignorant on both sides, D an R, are certainly a minority. I am saddened when I read fellow citizens tearing at each other based on party choice. We can agree to disagree, but immature comments toward neighbors you have never even met is annoying. Vote for who you please…THAT is the only thing that matters in an election…not calling your fellow men and women nasty names and spreading conspiracy theories at will. This election cannot be done soon enough.
Steve Ward says
Maybe If the bearded wonder got off his fat ass and did something for the people of the County he was hired to serve he wouldnt be the target of such disgust. The arrogant smug belittling comment by an Official during Voting causing needless confusion on an entrance to a building built by Taxes collected from residents is appalling but expected from someone with no desire to serve anyone but himself. I have to say that considering the source its really not surprising. Vote accordingly.
THE GAY RANCHER says
Steve Ward: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA AH deep breathe HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA as Grace Jones sings: “Pull up to my bumper in your long black limousine”.
Korea vet says
Cameron is a useless arrogant turd . He couldn’t give a damn what the taxpayer endures .he picks up his 200$ a year and doesn’t realize we pay his salary . I went to vote last week . I’m 87 with a disability dont tell me not to vote .I served my country and I will vote and I will complain . The area around the voting area is a mess and he can make some slight changes to make it easier for the seniors who need to drop off their ballots . Where do these paid employees get the. Balls to talk down their noses to us . Kiss. My Ass mr …. Michael Affatato ps time for you retire again .
Louise Scott says
We took the road at Wendy’s and drove around the back of the buildings ( It was about a mile or so. You can see the building)
And went right to the parking lot of Supervisor or Elections. The drop box is right in front of their office. Someone in another post about this subject mentioned the road. Thank you for the info. And I think the news should be contacted about this so all the people will know what is going on
Fed up says
He is not a good man.
Tinbird 02 says
He should be fired Immediately! What a smug smart a— answer. Kati did not deserve that treatment. This was just another cheap stunt by a republican.
Sorry cowboy you should be out of your job as son as possible.
Jeff Sica says
If Cameron did indeed utter the words “If they can’t understand the detour they shouldn’t be voting.”, demonstrating his lack of respect for the public who PAYS HIS SALARY, he should be terminated immediately! The innuendo is absolutely appalling and his failure to respond to queries about his statement speaks volumes about its legitimacy. If he can’t accommodate a viable public and administrative request, he shouldn’t be County Administrator. And if I’m not mistaken, doesn’t the County Administrator answer to the County Commission? And if so, Mr. Sullivan, you and the other Commissioners can do something about it!
Timing of this construction is interesting.
I just walked thru all the signs that said…Do Not Enter.
Thomas E. Jefferson says
I notice its only the democrats that can’t follow road signs.
Because they can’t read. LOL
Bill C says
Hey Trailer Bob- you said this less than 24 hrs. ago: “The loudest and most ignorant on both sides, D an R, are certainly a minority. I am saddened when I read fellow citizens tearing at each other based on party choice. We can agree to disagree, but immature comments toward neighbors you have never even met is annoying.” You’re a complete supercilious hypocrite. That is, unless you consider saying a person can’t read is a complement.
Trailer Bob says
I go by “Trailer Bob”, not TR says as you just assumed. That was not MY comment, but someone who goes by TR says. Get it? I never commented on anyone being unable to read. I am not in the radical right or left category. I try to be kind and decent, even if disagreeing with someone’s comments.
I hope you get to read this, as I do not deserve or resemble the comments you attached to me…
Trailer Bob says
TR is not TrailerBob.
This is just plain voter suppression by FCBOCC in complicity with their county manager Cameron knowing how many elderly disable and working parents are taking their ballots in hand to the SOE office given the US POSTAL crooked Trumper master is doing to mail delivery. Of course now that Sullivan was elected “by peculiar narrow margin” he says is not the BOCC responsibility to force the reopening of that access road to the SOE office! BS, Councilman Sullivan as that disrespectful Trumper bully your manager works for you and us!! Did the FCBOCC and Cameron also approved our Justice Palace parking to be used for the TRUMP Club to organize their rallies as I have seeing two Saturdays ago? I thought the court house parking is to be used for all citizens attending courthouse businesses and not bullied political rallies whether weekdays or off. Also as soon as Sullivan re elected again we have the nuisance of your foreign pilots schools (Phoenix and others) overhead our communities in Palm Coast east of Rte 1 enduring the danger and rattling noise day and night waking us up overhead, just because as the bullies they are too, refuse to do their stunt practices and flights west of Rte 1 over the unincorporated area of Flagler County were plenty of open fields are available for them for emergencies landings or dropping plane doors etc. Palm Coast endured dangerous emergency landing in Palm Coast Parkway among the traffic or Rte 100 on the intracoastal overpass, loosing a door over the Matanzas neighborhood or crashing on a house were its resident barely escaped with her life and then had serious problems to get the non insured aircraft to cover the loss of her home needing to hire attorney. Unfortunately I yet do not understand how come in the primaries voters made that choice! I find it peculiar that in our elections most the time the one’s that win, do it by very small marking and in cases when there is a landslide then the FCBOCC start the witch hunt (Kimberle Weeks), Thank you SOE Lenhart for standing for the voters but, be careful they do not pay back to you like they did to Weeks for breaking the code of silence. All those new comers welcome to the PC the Crown Jewel of northern Florida were the enjoyment of your peaceful outdoors will be forever rattled by the pilots schools that the elected county commissioners irresponsibly and careless let them do as they please. Flagler County Airport motus Fly Friendly is BS! Maybe after elections over we need to replace those big TTT welcoming signs in I-95 with “Welcome to Pilot School Mayhem County, etc.”.
SASHAY AWAY says
SAME OLE S–T but another day. Good ole Sullivan’s republic, OH we didn’t know,” too late to intervene”, just like they didn’t know about the rest of their messed business deals, not caring for “we the people” the taxpayers who eventually pay for their their bad business deals one way or another as we bankroll their paychecks only for them to screw us in the end as they suck up to their developer constituents and all the other crooked business deals they made and have gotten away with and will continue to try to get away with. But their emboldened sarcastic insults is what anger people more which is why we must get O’Brien out replaced with Denise Calderwood and thankfully Ericksen is going adios and vote Corinne Hermele in!
The Flyin Butts says
Palmcoaster: I guess the flying as-h-les if they are going to crash and die want to take some of us with them, you know misery loves company!
A. J. says
The more Dems. we hsve in office the less voting confusion we have. Just saying.
E, ROBOT says
You’re right. We just walk in a straight line and follow orders. No confusion at all. Say goodbye to the land of the free and home of the brave.
Jeff Sica says
And if president Moron wins again, it’ll be “Welcome to the Authoritarian States of America”! If you’re capable of doing any research, you’ll find there is a huge difference between DEMOCRATIC Socialism and AUTHORITARIAN Socialism. Remember the old adage…If it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t true. And if it’s too crazy to be true, it probably is crazy.
E, ROBOT says
We are a Representative Republic. Democratic government is mob rule. The gimme free stuff mob votes for more more and eventually there are no more tax payers anteing up so up pops a new Cuba, Venezuela, and etc. etc.
Stop watching TV and you’ll clear your mind of the relentless leftwing propaganda.
Here’s a clue: If Trump doesn’t get re-elected WE ARE TOAST – yes, even you.
Jeff Sica says
Appropriate name, Mr. Robot….programmed by Hannity or Carlson? “The gimme free stuff mob…” and “…relentless leftwing propaganda.” Right out of the FauxNews fear mongering playbook. And, please, leave toast out of it. Toast is good!
Edith Campins says
I am amazed at Sullivan’s spineless response. He is another one that has to go. Cameron reports to the commissioners not the other way around. Cameron is doing what he does best, follow his instructions from Mullins.
Concerned Citizen says
The disrespect to us and our county continue.
Yet again another public official has made a smart ass insulting remark. This county continues to act like an ASS towards it’s constituents. Because there is no accountability.
Cameron believes he is secure in his job because our BOCC is corrupt and useless. Hell they are the ones who fudged the hire requirements so this man could work here. Mainly because he isn’t welcome in St. Johns. So naturally he’s going to be their yes man.
Another incident for us to remember when voting. Change begins with us. And at the polls.
A Concerned Observer says
Now how did I know that some readers could somehow take this minor inconvenience and blow it up into a nefarious scheme by the Republican Party or President Trump to influence the election? That is so far beyond any reasonable person’s thought process as not to even be laughable anymore. If the city provided valet parking at the GSB, would that satisfy the conspiracy theorists? I doubt it. If navigating through the detour at the Government Service Building (GSB) is beyond any driver’s ability or if they find finding a parking place there to be too taxing, early voting is also available at the Supervisor of Elections Office, Flagler Public Library or the Palm Coast Community Center from 19 through 31 October, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Just how far do reasonable and prudent people have to go to try to please some folks?
Trump/Covid 2020 says
I agree. If anything it will confuse Trump voters who have to READ signs to get the SOE office to cast a ballot. In Trump’s own words ” I love the poorly educated”, otherwise known as his base. PS…The SOE’s office is at the GSB.
Soil digger man says
I was just there the other day. It really looks like they’re using big tucks to play in a ditch like little kids. I see nothing getting done, no actual work to show, parking at that ugly palace is just as f’ed as it used to be.. just trucks digging around in the soil of the creek, pushing it around. Is it the good ol boys? Tryin to “Drain the swamp” I can only suppose. If you like, you can pay me $600,000, and I’ll bring tonka trucks and matchbox cars – I mean real business. I might even improve the parking there, but I can only guarantee that for an additional $130,000 since I’ll need to buy more tonka trucks maybe even a few big wheels and get a few full time plastic equipment operators.
Jane Gentile-Youd says
To Commissioner Sullivan-
I am sooooooooooooo sorry I voted for you for lots of reasons.
One of them is that you forget that you work for US and that the County Attorney and County Administrator are hired and fired by YOU.
Therefore, no action by either of these two are OUT OF YOUR HANDS!!
What you need to do first is WASH YOUR HANDS of the incompetent ‘people’ you hang around with….. is how I see it. How do you all see it?
ALL INCUMBENTS MUST GO!
Dedicated American says
After reading this article it really amazes me how Jerry Cameron, Al Hadeed who are hired by our commissioners and we taxpayers/voters vote these worthless commissioners into office to represent us. Do they listen to us when we come before them at their BOCC meetings. They take care of the ones that feather their campaigns. These commissioners have to FIRE Al Hadeed, Cameron should go NOW also but he is on his way out because the commissioners just hired a dude from Oregon to replace Cameron. See what is going on in Oregon, let’s see how this dude is going to run our county. These commissioners all should go, unfortunately we are stuck with Sullivan for another four years. Vote O’Brien out and stay away from Andy Dance. People you deserve what you get if you do not know who to vote for. AND KATIE good for you for standing up to Cameron.
For everyone having an issue with this, please place one phone call to your state senator’s office. Trust me, that stuff will be moved out of the way before sundown. They know who they work for and they won’t take any crap from the locals who are supposed to be working for us.
Do you even know who our state senator is? Suggesting that a private citizen who is not a part of the “beachfront rental cooperative” contact Travis Hutson for assistance is akin to urinating into the wind. Of course I could be jaded. Please enlighten us as to how Hutson has done anything to better the lives of the people he ‘serves’ in our county.
Jerry Cameron could give a shit what happens or what people say. . He is a temp, he will have no repercussions on his decisions or actions. The losers that are our country commissioners are all peas in a pod, spineless . They are in it for status, the pay and for bragging rights on how many people ( voters ) they can piss off in their tenure.
Be careful what you wish for because it may cost taxpayers a lot of money depending on the terms of Cameron’s contract with regard to termination.
Supervisor of Deflections says
How did the County Engineer let this happen? Who is being held accountable?
David S. says
Flagler County the laughing stock of Florida……..