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A email campaign to have government mandate mask within the City of Venice at tomorrow’s special meeting is in full force



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A email campaign to have government mandate mask within the City of Venice at Monday’s special meeting is in full force


Ed Martin, Johnny Boy Holic, Rondald Feinsod, the Democratic Party in Venice that is the Mayor’s puppet master and others have a massive email campaign to the city trying to get a couple more people to vote for mandating mask on Monday, within the City of Venice.  This is all evident with email postings and some other deep research. Councilman Caturo voted with Ronald and Mitzie to mandate mask, but fell short of the votes during their second attempt.   Caturo’s logic was that he is never for government regulations, but felt it was needed.  After the vote, big box stores and others started mandating mask, which is how it should be.  Market forces stepped in and the government did not have to get involved.  Since they are doing this, the only place to mandate really wearing them is outside, since just about every business is mandating mask now. So, will Caturo use the same excuse or come up with a new one, which Mr. Flip flopt tends to do?


If you want to send an email to the mayor and all council members, use:


Perhaps the City Council members should give this article a read: “Because from a medical perspective there is no proven effectiveness of masks, the Cabinet has decided that there will be no national obligation for wearing non-medical masks” Van Ark said.   To read the rest of the article, click here





City of Venice


The Monday, Aug. 3, City Council special meeting on an ordinance on masks will be conducted virtually, with no one in attendance in Council chambers at City Hall. Please note that Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order Number 20-69 suspended the requirements of Section 112.286, Florida Statutes, the Florida Sunshine Law, that a quorum be present in person and that a local government body meet at a specific public place. The Executive Order also allows local government bodies to utilize communications media technology, such as telephonic and video conferencing for local government body meetings.

To participate in the City Council meeting on Aug. 3, which begins at 1 p.m., you have the following options:
1. Listen to the meeting via phone:
You may listen to the audio only from your phone by dialing 1-929-205-6099 and when the meeting ID is requested, enter 879 8683 3349 and then press the # key.
2. Watch the meeting online, but not participate:
You may access the meeting by visiting Click on “In Progress” to the far right of the City Council meeting on this date.
3. Watch the meeting online and provide public comment prior to the meeting:
You may provide written comments by emailing or by regular mail to City Clerk Lori Stelzer, 401 W. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285. Provide your full name and home address and if you are a City business owner, list the business name and address.
If requested by the commenter and if the required identifying information referenced in the previous paragraph has been provided, comments will be read into the record at the appropriate time. All other comments received by the deadline will be distributed to the Mayor, City Council Members, and the appropriate staff prior to the start of the meeting but not read into the record during the meeting.Comments that are requested to be read aloud into the record must be limited to no more than 800 words for City residents and property or business owners, and no more than 300 words for non-residents.
4. Watch the meeting online and provide public comment during the meeting:

To request to speak during the virtual meeting, you must complete the request to speak form prior to the start of audience participation or the agenda topic to be placed on a list.
You may access the form by visiting:
You must fill out all required information or the form cannot be submitted.
Zoom Instructions:
For the Aug. 3, meeting, please use the meeting link to virtually attend using a computer, tablet or smartphone. Individuals who have preregistered to speak will be called upon and the appropriate time limits will be enforced – comments must be limited to 5 minutes for City residents and property or business owners, and 2 minutes for non-residents.
If joining from a tablet or smartphone, you will need to download the free Zoom app from your device’s app store.
If joining from a computer, your computer will automatically download and install (if needed) the Zoom program. If you currently have Zoom installed on your computer, tablet or smartphone, you may join the meeting by entering the meeting ID 879 8683 3349.

For additional information or assistance please contact the following prior to the meeting:
1. For public comment questions: Lori Stelzer, City Clerk, or 941-882-7390
2. For questions on connecting to the meeting: Christophe St. Luce, Director of Information Technology, or 941-882-7425