A member of our group went to Town Hall today to inspect some records and had an appointment with the Town Clerk to do so that she had made the day prior. The right to inspect public records is protected in Florida by Florida Statute 119. Immediately after she sat down with the Town Clerk to view records, one of Mayor Jeff Nelson's supporter's Dee Schroeder, (pictured below on right) enters Town Hall.
Upon walking into the Town Hall, Dee Schroeder immediately starts berating the woman and asking why she "has to waste her tax dollars" on the Town Clerk meeting with her to inspect records and even went on to question the woman's parenting ability along with committing all sorts of character attacks. She went on and on until BSO Commander Wally Haywood was called to come to the front as well as the Town Administrator, Andy Berns. How could anyone put up with such a verbal assault?
You can see some of the verbal attacks Ms. Schroeder has performed on others in the past on this Bob Norman video which include leaving harsh messages that appear to sound like a drunken dialer and an uncivilized person. She seems to patrol the streets of Southwest Ranches and turns in people for having small political signs on their property if she deems them inappropriate.
We have to wonder who exactly informed Ms. Schroeder of this visit? How she could have known that this person was there? Our only conclusion could be that someone from Town Hall must have leaked the information to her. We do know that a certain employee at the Town is her close friend. Ms. Schroeder had showed up the day prior as well and done the same thing to this innocent woman just exercising her protected right to access public records which forced the woman to have to leave the building. She happened to be with her young daughter during this visit and the child was questioning what Ms. Schroeder was saying. What possesses her to be such a nasty person towards people? Why is she so hell bent on attempting to obstruct someone's access to records?
Could it be that having that access equates to "power" for her (information equals power), and she feels her "power" is slipping through her fingers with the major support that Mayoral Candidate Holly Hugdahl is getting throughout the community and by large voting blocks such as the Police Benevolent Association and The Hispanic Vote? In addition to a most recent endorsement from Southwest Ranches Councilman Freddy Fisikelli... That must really hit the Jeff Nelson campaign pretty hard that they are resorting to such combative and desperate measures!!
Coincidentally, the Town is currently involved in multiple open records violation lawsuits, a couple of which involve a resident who filed lawsuits for being denied access and was told by Mayor Jeff Nelson at a Town Council Meeting that if they didn't drop the lawsuit the Town would go after them. How is this promoting an Open Government? How is this being a "self described activist for my neighbors"? Do you have to live right next to him in order for him to take action??
VOTE AGAINST THIS TYPE OF BULLYING!!
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6th!!