Thursday, November 17, 2016
Lesley Blackner, someone who really cares
I first met Lesley Blackner in 2008 when she was behind Florida Hometown Democracy. This vote, if it had passed, would have meant that we the people and residents of Florida would have control on what our communities would look like when it came to growth--not three people on a dais. It made sense to me then and it still does more than ever especially when you see what the Palm Beach County Commission has done to our western county.
1,681,393 people voted for the amendment but the monied people caused its defeat. The grassroots didn't stand a chance against all that clout. Special interests with deep pockets were against us back then: The Chamber of Commerce, Realtors, Developers, The League of Cities and even our greedy local business owners got into the act. Katie McGiveron debated around the county for Amendment 4.
Today, Lesley and her husband are in the news. They have filed a $6.5 million lawsuit against Barclays Bank as they allege that the bank did not warn them of the risks.
Read about it...