On behalf of the taxpayers of Pinellas County, local Patriot Patrick Wheeler has reached into his pocket to pay the majority of the legal fees to bring the Pinellas County Commission into compliance with the will of the Pinellas voters who overwhelmingly (73%) passed a local referendum for term limits in our county for the commissioners in 1996. Unbelievably, 16 years later, the commissioners continue on as though this never occurred.
After a Florida Supreme Court Ruling in May 2012, Mr. Wheeler filed suit in July 2012 to force the Pinellas Commissioners to comply.
The first round was their attempt to have the suit dismissed by the Judge in early December at the first hearing. They lost and then promptly hired 4 more attorneys bringing their headcount to 8! As of this date the county has now hired 8 attorneys to beat the lawsuit.
If the lawsuit proves favorable for the plaintiffs, 4 Pinellas County Commissioners out of 7 will be outed.
This is huge opportunity to return our county to justice and out of the hands of career politicians spending us into bankruptcy and high taxes. This will help send a message that the people’s vote matters.
If you would like more details on how to help, please refer to the South Pinellas 912 group’s page .