Robert Braeking

Quote from this article: "The park board isn’t required by the state to clean seaweed because it’s considered beneficial to a beach’s ecology." Hmmmm Perhaps adding sand to the beach would become unnecessary if the seaweed were allowed to do it's job. BTW - the amount of seaweed is an ind…

The federal government has certain enumerated powers. So much of the federal government's role that they have assumed is not within the limits of that enumeration. Most of the Departments of Whatever are not allowed. But it will take suits brought by the states to wrest that responsibilit…

Port Industrial (Harborside to the chamber of commerce) is the commercial truck route to all the piers and access to the Bolivar Ferry. It used to be a good BOI route to avoid Broadway. Tourism is nice but the deepest port on the gulf coast needs access to truck and rail..........or run o…

Rerouting multiple lane highway traffic over rather than under side roads creates limited sight distance issues on the main lanes. If there is a breakdown or accident on the downhill side of the overpass there is insufficient time for motorists to react......especially those who are wont …

I was going to increase the price of eggs 15% but only increasing the price 3.5% is a reduction in the price of eggs. This is the kind of logic that government uses to lie to their voters.


Robert Braeking commented on Permit fee change meant to hide market value

The appraisal process is patently unfair to rural owners. In many cases the land is agriculturally exempt and the way that these properties are assessed weights heavily to the improvements so that the taxing entities can get more taxes than the true property improvements would indicate. U…

Robert Braeking commented on The only reasonable decision is to evacuate

Living on a barrier island has its risks. But evacuation 'orders' should be considered to be suggestions. The habit to deny of access to one's property in the aftermath of storms is going to get people harmed who would evacuate were it not for past policies. If evacuation suggestions incl…

Getting Mexico to align with the United States in stemming the tide of illegal immigration is possibly to date the most brilliant achievement of the Trump administration.


Zoning regulations are unnecessarily restrictive. It encourages monotonous rows of similar structures without character or style. It segregates neighborhoods to socially similar residents, perhaps in violation of fair housing laws. I was advised not to buy in Santa Fe because of the eclec…

They support the bill because it is not important that a feed store be bricked over. These pip-squeak little towns are assuming too much power and they have to be kicked back a notch. Egregious indeed, Mr. Sim City Hallisey. I would rather build my feed store with board and batten siding …