Originally Posted by john61ct
That is a very exceptional situation.
I would like to find out more about it, what are the conditions required to do the same, can truly homeless or nomadic camper-dwellers do it,
and do other states have anything similar?
And are you one of those feeling disenfranchised by this new local law?
First there is no law, and unlikely there will be. I say that because the similar place in Tx apparently just went through a very similar thing, and they won. So there is precedent.
First you have to understand that you can't Vote in State and Local elections without apparently a real, physical address. So all we St. Brendan's Isle people can do is vote on Federal levels. I'm sure there are likely dozens of businesses like SBI, just they sort of specialize in Cruisers, so a lot of us use them.
Then most of the people that subscribe to places like St. Brendan's Isle are the Camper you speak of, Id bet the motorhome folks outnumber us ten to one, but that is a guess, I Really have no idea at all.
But it's way more than them, many, many people work
in Aviation as contractors, they may work
at Boeing this year in Seattle
and at Lockheed in Atlanta next year.
Then there are apparently a surprising number of Nurses that are contract
, and move around where ever the best pay is.The number of contract
workers is increasing as the companies don't have to pay benefits, retirement
etc and can fire at the drop of the hat.
So I guess what I'm saying is that more and more Retirees are not willing to sit on the porch anymore and even younger people are becoming more and more transient. These people pay taxes
and have contributed to Society.
I Don't feel disenfranchised, truth is I rarely vote, except at Federal levels, I have been "gone" most of my life and really haven't lived anywhere really, I have been stationed in Al, Tx, and Ga.
There are a great many transient people now, and I think the number may be increasing. FL has come up with one way to deal with it.
I think that as long as I can continue to draw my Retirement
pay, I'll likely eventually settle overseas somewhere, but if not, in my opinion Green Cove Springs ticks a lot of my boxes, it's close to a large city, but is rural, and very close to a large Military Base, and it's close to our kids
, if they stay where they are. Why not go to ground there one day?