Satellite Beach, “the best little example of BIG government in Brevard county,” held a city council meeting Wednesday night. There were lots of big government programs discussed, including at least 7 “revenue generation” ideas (and only 1 [potential] cost cutting measure).
However, one big government program deserves special recognition. City leaders saw fit to pay $25,000 for a study who’s problem statement read, “It is now widely accepted (that) global sea level will rise a meter or more by the year 2100.” I guess “widely accepted” means those who believe the U.N.’s IPCC scientists, because there is a vast body of counter-studies using observational sea level records over the past 300 years that show variations up and down over time, but no trend.
While the basis of the study is worthy of debate, what really got my attention was the city’s development coordinator who took me to task for asking “who had paid for this study and why?” She said the taxpayers of Satellite Beach hadn’t paid for the study, it was paid for by a grant. Huh?? I guess we’re growing grant money on trees these days versus using taxpayer money.
Yet another example of a bureaucrat’s lack of situational awareness. Listen up government at all levels…the time to waste tax payer money has come to an end!