Seminole County Tax Collector, Joel Greenberg, took to social media on Wednesday night to slam the current culture of the county commission and to hint at the possibility of installing a Seminole County Mayor.
“Our BOCC as an organization has become the greatest buck-passing group ever assembled.” Greenberg begins and continues in part saying “At its core, most of our commissioners have a complete misunderstanding of the nature of county government. Some don’t know what day of the week it is, others will stop at nothing to let you know that they are the smartest person in the room, and some don’t speak up when they actually have valid points to make. That’s why these county officials bicker so much…because they essentially all attempt to do the same thing and there are no clear rules for where their respective duties of executive and legislative begin and end. And keep this in mind…not a single one of them has ever owned or run a business in the private sector.”
The Tax Collector also defends State Lawmakers who voted to increase the Homestead Tax Exemption. A measure the Commission vented on during Tuesday’s meeting and estimated it could cost millions in revenues for public services (story HERE).
Then Greenberg hints at the possibility of a Seminole County Mayor. A centrally more powerful position than Commission Chair that could potentially have the ability to make more executive style decisions over the flow of operations at the county level.
“It is time to take a serious look at a strong mayorship, district only voting and term limits of 8 years for county commissioners being retroactively implemented in 2018.” continues Greenberg “Democrats and Republicans will have the opportunity to press the restart button on this bloated cow that needs to be castrated once and for all”
Some members of the County Commission have been skeptical of the decisions made by Greenberg since defeating a longtime incumbent last year and have questioned some of his tactics in organizing his operation.
This is not the first time the possibility of a Mayor has been brought up in Seminole County with lawmakers including current County Commissioner Lee Constantine pushing for the change in past years.
You can read Greenberg’s entire remarks below…