It’s not often we see the media writing well-done, well-researched articles these days so we are happy to report, there is one in town with the mainstream media. Nate Monroe at the Florida Times Union.
Nate Monroe’s twitter description states: “Florida Times-Union city hall columnist (@jaxdotcom). Louisiana expat. References to “the Syndicate” = Jacksonville donor class.”
Calling out the donor class in Jacksonville will usually get you fired. Why Nate is still there is beyond EYE — but we’re glad he is. And we hope he stays and continues to push for more transparency and calling out the powers to be – whoever they be!
As the local elections take off – Nate’s done some great work and we are pleased to send him a WINK and a nod. We need to support anyone who writes like he does and spends time doing the deep dive on our city government. And he is not afraid to call it like it is. Check out many of his articles at http://www.jacksonville.com
If something happens and the TU decides they’ve had enough of him, we hope he will call us. We would love to talk strategy and pour over research with him. There needs to be more exposure about corruption and cronyism and applause when transparency and integrity shows up. In other words, it’s good to hold our government “leaders” accountable to us.
Thanks Nate. Thanks, too, to the Times Union for having the gumption to keep him on board.