Mr. Gregory said, “If I had been appraiser when Les Cook wanted to go to Tyler Technologies for the Citrus County Property Appraiser’s office online presence I would have gone online to see what kind of reputation the company had. Well, I wasn’t the Property Appraiser and he didn’t, but as one of the employees who would be working with the new system I thought it important to investigate for myself what the new system would have in store for us.” And this is what he discovered: Nassau County, New York had been using Tyler Technologies for 5 years and the Nassau County, New York had all kinds of problems with them, not the least of which, was the fact the company’s system had been taxing the buildings of county government for property taxes! Nassau County is located immediately east of New York City. The county, together with Suffolk County to its immediate east, are generally referred to as "Long Island". Two cities, three towns, 64 incorporated villages, and more than 60 unincorporated hamlets are located within the county. At the time Mr. Gregory did his investigation into Tyler Technologies, he said “this information was readily available, over the ensuing years Tyler Technologies had worked out it problems with Nassau County, New York and now has a 20 to 30 million dollar contract with the county for it’s online presence.” Mr. Gregory also stated, “it’s not the end of the story and he had given this information directly to Gerry Mulligan who doesn’t want anything to do with it, least of all to publish it in the Chronicle. After fulfilling the remainder of Geoffreys Greene’s term and winning an election with no opposition Les Cook came to the Meadowcrest office in Crystal River, calling all the staff into the conference room and told them that he no longer wanted to use the “MARS” program that had been used since the Administration of Ron Schlutz. Gregory said, “Cook told everyone in the conference room he was tired of giving Schlutz’s relatives the license fee for the program every year and that’s how the office got involved with Tyler Technologies.” Mr. Gregory went on to say the crux of the manner was the fact that the Meadowcrest Complex acquire in 2014 for 3.3 million dollars in 2019 the Property Appraiser’s Office had it valued at 2.5 million, loosing $800,00 in fair market value in the intervening years and was and is still being assessed for property taxes!” “Buildings owned by the County are not taxed by the County, any commercial businesses in the complex would pay Tangible Taxes to the County. So where is the money going starting with the $39,000.00 from the 2014 Tax Bill that the County paid to itself?Continue reading “YES VOTERS IT’S CALLED A “SLUSH FUND””
I would like to thank the Citrus County Builder’s Alliance for our Stump Evening on Wednesday, July 16, 2020! Being the only Candidate that has been crossed trained in all fields of the Property Appraiser office I offer the complete package for the future oriented to the builders who will need that expertise as we transcend these difficult times that lay ahead. I was talking with my barber yesterday (Saturday) she bought a home in Walden Woods and I explained to her about having to buy the yearly stickers for the home, much like the getting your vehicle registration renewed each year and because you do not own the land your home is on the owners of the Walden Woods LLC have an amended Tangible Exemption of $25,000 that still left a Tangible tax bill for their (owners of the park) property of over $107,000 for 2019, subsequently the owners of the homes in the park and those who may be renting homes in the park will see a bill for their share in some form or manner.
David Gregory Republican Candidate for Citrus County Property Appraiser filed on July 1st 2020 his FIRST AMENDED EMERGENCY PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS OF RIGHT in his efforts to get non-qualified candidates off the ballot in the Primary that occurs in August, feeling that the Court process will be slow at best he has requested that Senator Rick Scott look into the manner, knowing the tricks going on in Washington D.C. and the concern that Senator Scott has for the upcoming elections Mr. Gregory feels Senator Scott should have been his first choice for assistance but feels assured that now that he has contacted the Senator results will be seen. As said before, Mr. Gregory states, “In the Democratic process there is a clear and presence danger of any elected official of government whether it be local, county, state, or federal who casually abdicates their sworn duties to the dictates of biased parties and individuals. In this setting how can any election held under these circumstances not fail to bring into doubt the credibility of that particular election outcome!”
As Mr. Gregory submitted this story on July 4th 2020 he wished everyone to have a safe and HAPPY 4TH!! OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY, GOD BLESS AMERICA
David Gregory Republican Candidate for Citrus County Property Appraiser, having gone to the Martin Luther King Day Celebration in Crystal River on Jan 20 2020, a cold bright sunny day, that may have played a part in there being few along the parade route to Copeland Park, I met many friendly people and enjoyed the wonderful chicken that Mr. Bunch prepared for everyone. Using a new camera I hadn’t accustomed myself with it’s operation but I still managed to get some good footage. Amanda from the Jacksonville FBI office gave a informative presentation explaining how the FBI was much better today than it had been earlier in it’s history referring to it’s Civil Rights neglect in the past. A Donation button will be on EyeOnCitrus.com where this video will be posted.
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My father, Bernard L. Gregory enlisted in the Service after Pearl Harbor, he joined the 101st Airborne, The Screaming Eagles, and jump on D Day in Normandy, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, when the Commander told the Nazi Commander who had our troops surrounded and asked to surrender by the Nazi commander, “NUTS”, here is the US ARMY official details: This is the English version of the message: "December 22nd 1944 To the U.S.A. Commander of the encircled town of Bastogne. The fortune of war is changing. This time the U.S.A. forces in and near Bastogne have been encircled by strong German armored units. More German armored units have crossed the river Our the near Ortheuville, have taken Marche and reached St. Hubert by passing through Hompre-Sibret-Tillet. Libramont is in German hands. There is only one possibility to save the encircled U.S.A troops from total annihilation: that is the honorable surrender of the encircled town. In order to think it over a term of two hours will be granted beginning with the presentation of this note. If this proposal should be rejected one German Artillery Corps and six heavy A. A. Battalions are ready to annihilate the U.S.A. troops in and near Bastogne. The order for firing will be given immediately after this two hours’ term. All the serious civilian losses caused by this artillery fire would not correspond with the wellknown American humanity. The German Commander." The Division Operations Officer, Lt. Col. Harry Kinnard recalled that McAulliffe initially asked, "They want to surrender?" Moore told him, "No sir, they want us to surrender." McAulliffe arose and erupted in anger, which shocked those looking on. He took the paper, looked at it, said "Us surrender, aw nuts!" and dropped it on the floor. Maj. Jones was dismissed. McAulliffe then left the Headquarters to go congratulate a unit on the Western perimeter that had successfully taken out a German road block earlier that morning. When Jones left the Headquarters, he went back to the F Company Command Post and spoke with the two German officers. When he returned to his Regimental Headquarters, he phoned the division headquarters. Upon returning to the division headquarters, McAulliffe was informed that Jones had phoned to say that the two German officers were still waiting at the F Company Command Post. Since they brought a formal demand they felt they were entitled to a formal reply and they were to return to the German lines two hours after delivering their message. McAulliffe asked that Col. Harper be summoned to the Division Headquarters. Harper, who was still inspecting his units’ positions, was contacted by radio. When Harper arrived at the Headquarters, he was asked to wait outside of the closed door to McAulliffe’s quarters. Inside, in the presence of his staff, McAulliffe wondered aloud, "Well, I don’t know what to tell them." At that point, Kinnard said, "What you said initially would be hard to beat." McAulliffe asked "What do you mean?" Kinnard, said, "Sir, you said nuts." All members of the staff enthusiastically agreed, so McAulliffe wrote it down on a message pad and said, "Have it typed up." The reply was typed up, centered on a full sheet of paper. It read: "December 22, 1944 To the German Commander, N U T S ! The American Commander" Our family military experience doesn’t not end there, after the Irag invasion of Kuwait Iraqi president Saddam Hussein ordered the invasion and occupation of neighboring Kuwait in early August 1990. Alarmed by these actions, fellow Arab powers such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt called on the United States and other Western nations to intervene. Hussein defied United Nations Security Council demands to withdraw from Kuwait by mid-January 1991, and the Persian Gulf War began with a massive U.S.-led air offensive known as Operation Desert Storm. After 42 days of relentless attacks by the allied coalition in the air and on the ground, U.S. President George H.W. Bush declared a cease-fire on February 28; by that time, most Iraqi forces in Kuwait had either surrendered or fled. Though the Persian Gulf War was initially considered an unqualified success for the international coalition, simmering conflict in the troubled region led to a second Gulf War–known as the Iraq War–that began in 2003. My son James Gregory, joined the Army, he was not sent sent overseas during Desert Storm, Zachary Gregory was in Irag after the fall of the Twin Towers and served 16 months over there and my grandson Mark Gregory who joined the Marines and served two 8 months tours in Iraq. They all are in this video at the National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL David Gregory
Post Script: Dad had a total of 69 jumps from a perfectly good airplane!