Our council woman Tonja Brown lists the following accomplishments on her facebook:
Former Supervisor at Northeast Florida State Hospital
Studied at Florida Gateway College
Went to Hamilton County High School
Lives in White Springs, Florida
What is interesting is that Tonja even worked, much less as a supervisor, since all of the decisions which are made are by Rhett Bullard and Willie Jefferson. However, Ms. Brown certainly knows who she dislikes and that is anyone who wishes to follow the law or points out that the council is not transparent to the citizens. . As a supervisor, at one time, why is she apparently on some sort of welfare today? At 52 years of age one would believe there would be a job for her and she has not worked in years..
You may say, why would I pick on Tonja. Besides the fact that she has done nothing for the town of White Springs, I received a note in the envelope with information we have sent to the Citizens of White Springs from one of her relatives, possibly on Welfare and SNAP as well: At least I know I earned my Medicare benefits which were paid through my employer and myself.
“Joe Griffin, Please keep your junk mail to yourself. Especially being an outsider here to the town of White Springs”
What was funny was that her relative opened the envelope carefully and sealed it stating “Return to Sender”. I guess she doesn’t have to place a stamp on anything opened and returned.
To this relative I must say:
- Tonja herself came from Deland and whether she went to school in White Springs, she is an outsider herself, being from Deland, close to where our Town Manager lived.
- Joe Griffin has been in the Town of White Springs for seventeen years and he is Southerner, born in Savannah GA. I am the Northerner from Minnesota.
- It is the so called outsiders like us that pay the majority of Property and other Taxes in this county so that others may receive entitlements and education.
- It is the so called outsiders who pay Federal Taxes so that others may have entitlements like Welfare and SNAP.
Without other’s peoples money many of you would not have a dime. And I realize that many older people have disabilities and hardships who very much deserve to be cared for but it is amazing how many do not work in a daily job at a very young age, like Tonja and she certainly does not appear to be disabled..
Insofar as Joe Griffin and I, we know many of you are concerned with high sewer bills, the fact that the historic Carver School is being set to be torn down not as a decision by the people and the fact that only Helen Miller of the council cared enough to get you an after school program which Ms. Brown, Mr. Bullard and Mr. Jefferson with the help of our Town Manager did not care about.. The Carver School could be used as a school and community center if renovated.
It amazes me that some of you do not care about your town as insiders and you do not appear to want the best for the young ones who live here. It is your right to vote for someone who actually gives a damned and it is time you voiced your opinions as to what you wish. We all have equal rights.
So you can call what we write junk but this junk has merit. Like I have said before, if you keep voting the same people in who do nothing for you, that is your business. You let SHE go because you did nothing to force either the Carver to be fixed or that SHE be fixed. The only time there was a complaint was after there was a decision to build a new school because the old one is in such bad shape. But ask yourself, why was it not maintained. Why didn’t the council press it with the school board, or yourselves as parents. You have only yourselves to blame. Yet Joe and I still believe in fighting for those who are unable to fight for themselves, because we care about all people in general, until we are lied to again and again.
Yes, Joe and I believe in justice and equality for all. And it is time to decide if you wish something done in White Springs or let White Springs deteriorate, while the roads fall in because of sewer problems; why your kids have nothing to do after school; why you cant get an honest answer from your council persons, etc. etc.
Karin Griffin for the blog
The only real outsider but fighting for all to have equal rights.