It’s a strong community that can engage in tough conversations.
And we’re having one right now.
Lots of things are on the minds of Citrus County residents these days: growth, roads, congestion, affordable places to live, rezoning decisions, county taxes, animal shelter — the list goes on and on.
Speaking with some friends Thursday morning, we got into an interesting discussion about perception.
We talked about how perception changes with time, experience, age and faith. How difficult or outright impossible it is to change someone’s perception with just words.
Spent my Wednesday afternoon in the jury assembly room at the Citrus County Courthouse attending the Public Safety Coordinating Council meeting.
And enjoyed every minute.
The animal shelter public relations nightmare from four months ago appears in the rear mirror.
County commissioners voted Tuesday on a design for a $9 million shelter that may cost $12 million when it’s all said and done.
Taking a drive along Croft Avenue on Monday brought back a lot of memories.
Mostly of government inefficiency and lack of vision.
In the conversation about roads, Croft seems to get lost. It’s the land that time forgot. Croft is two lanes in need of four lanes 20 years ago.
Might as well start off the week with a bang.
Someone sent me that mock poster of our governor, who has managed to totally humiliate an entire state by his personal feud with a fictional rodent.
I started reading about what Gov. Ron DeSantis has in mind for Disney, but got bored after a few minutes.
The governor is targeting Disney, one of the state’s largest private employers and, frankly, the biggest reasons zillions of families come to Florida each year.
Hey there, happy Friday and all that. I had something completely different planned for today but took it down after getting a phone call from someone Thursday night who I respect a great deal. So, with that, here’s the abridged version of that blog…
For no particular reason, here are three guidelines that I tend to follow in writing Just Wright Citrus. It’s fair that you know where I’m coming from.
One of those days I can’t think straight. So please sit back and relax while I ramble a bit.
— Sugarmill Woods residents continue with their full-court press on the county commission regarding the 250-apartment zoning case.
That’s how long it took me to review the pertinent parts of Tuesday’s county commission agenda.
Hey, I’m a pro at this and can normally zip through even the busiest agenda in an hour. Usually a lot less.
Tuesday’s question: At what point does a government throw its hands in the air and say, “We’ve done our best. There’s nothing more we can do?”
And in specific terms of Inverness Villages 4, are we reaching that point?
Before all the non-Inverness folks swipe to your Next Door app, give me a second to explain why you should care about Inverness Villages 4 like it was your own neighborhood.
Mike Wright has written about Citrus County government and politics for 36 years.