Should Tax Dollars Be Used For These Types Of Projects?

During commissioner comments at a recent City of Stuart meeting, Commissioner Becky Bruner made a remarkable request of her fellow board members. She wants to spend $50,000 of taxpayer dollars to help the Martin County Arts Council with their planning of the...
Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

Martin County and the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast will be renewing their contract for a shelter for impounded animals consisting mostly of cats and dogs but also includes ferrets, rabbits, and other companion animals. In most states including Florida,...
Martin County District Funds

Martin County District Funds

Each commissioner has District Funds which are the funds that are raised in their districts through millage and approved by the board when the budget is passed. Here is a table prepared by the County Administrator that outlines the funds in 2021: District Millage Rate...
ESSER II Federal Funding

ESSER II Federal Funding

School Board Member Christia Li Roberts in response to our request wrote the following explaining the latest round of funding from the federal government known as ESSER II. It is quite complicated but very important since it will go to offset specific funding that is...

School Board Salaries

We posed the question to our readers as to whether school board members should be compensated. Without exception, the responses we received believe that school board members should be compensated at best with a small stipend. This is in keeping with most of the rest...