Reader Comment: Vero Beach residents would bear burden of partial sale at discounted price

A 17,000,000 loss may sound good to the Press Journal, Indian River Shores and the three handpicked candidates for city council, but it does not sit well with those of us who will have to carry the financial burden. Face the facts, Larry (Reisman) writes what he is told to write by Press Journal publisher Boss Brunjes to aid his FPL wife, Amy. Lets face it, Wells, Moss and Sykes will be dancing to the Indian River Shores tune because of the large amounts of money given to them by Indian River Shores. And don’t forget the monies their campaigns have received from FPL. You can be sure if the three are elected they will be costing us $17,000,000 and any future costs associated with the power producing plants. – John Church



  1. The City of Vero Beach has recently lowered their electric utility rates, effective October 15, 2016. With FPL signaling a significant increase in their electric utility rates over the next three years, Indian River Shores Vero Beach electric utility users, of which I am one, should cease their efforts to get FPL electric. Frankly folks, it just isn’t going to happen – The Public Service Commission has exclusive and superior rights in territorial agreements, which cannot be easily modified or changed – The Supreme Court of Florida has already handed down a decision on this issue.

    One more important thing!! Please vote note “no” on Amendment 2 which would legalize so- called, “medical marijuana.” I’ve read Amendment 2, and it will lead to “pot shops” in Indian River County should it pass. I KID YOU NOT! THERE ARE THOSE WHO LIVE HERE WHO ARE JUST WAITING FOR THIS AMENDMENT TO PASS, SO THEY CAN OPEN UP SHOP AND PROFIT BY IT! It is heart-breaking to witness this.


  2. My neighbors are only concerned with ‘lower electric rates’. Such short-sighted thinking probably won’t do us elderly folks a lot of harm (won’t be around), but to anyone desiring the more relaxed atmosphere of Vero and of Indian River County – as opposed to crowded metro areas – it might change the future considerably. It may open the doors to higher buildings on the beach; short-term rentals without restrictions, and lands designated for wildlife, agriculture, and other open-spaces being turned into lots. Whatever Vero Beach is now could be destined for destruction.

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