Letter: Port St. Lucie council politics plays out in handling of Taylor incident

Gary Palmese, Port St. Lucie

Letter: Council politics plays out in handling of Taylor incident

After reading the March 8 letters regarding Gabrielle Taylor’s alleged DUI incident, I happen to agree with Chuck Johnson and Police Chief Brian Reuther‘s reply. It is the discretion of the police officer as to what follows.

Inasmuch as I’m not sticking up for Taylor, I believe that the incident, with no arrest or proof of intoxication, will lead to a much more serious threat to the city budget, inflicted by our not-so-squeaky-clean City Council!

I believe that with no proof, and no field sobriety test, the firing of a member of the Florida Bar will bring a huge lawsuit against the city of Port St. Lucie.

The first councilwoman to call for the termination, Michelle Lee Berger, is up for re-election! (Has anyone noticed that Berger’s favorite lawn service has changed its logo to appear like a city of Port St. Lucie logo? Citizens can find this service on most city main thoroughfares weekdays.)

Next we have Councilman Jack Kelly: Let’s give $500,000 to the Saints golf course as we lay off 25 police officers; my son-in-law needs to keep his job as the supervisor of the golf course. While we’re at it let’s buy more palm trees from the Kellys in Palm City. He’s up for re-election, too.

Now there’s talk our police chief will not be rehired and a council “yes” man from within the ranks will replace him.

This council does not have our best interests in mind.

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