During the summer months of 2016, Mr. Bennet on more than one occasion ordered the spraying of areas of Fort Worth, TX. with Chemical agents, the full contents of which were unknown to him, in the ill-fated attempt to control Mosquitos that MAY carry West Nile Virus (WNV). Mr. Bennett, breached/violated his Fiduciary Duty to the tax payers each time he did this for the following reasons.
Obviously we got through to Mr. Bennet; he decided to make an intelligent decision.
As of the spring of 2017 Mr. Bennet either 'saw the light' in the error of his ways; or decided that he would like to keep his job a little longer and he STOPPED the activity that he so foolishly indulged in before and we believe, as a result of the below listed scientific evidence which we presented to him.
A) The West Nile Virus is widely known in the scientific community to be endemic (widely spread) in the Wild Bird population as well as most of the other game animals. This includes the domestic livestock as far North as Southern Canada, and as far South as Northern Mexico, and from the East to the West Coasts of the USA.
B) New Mosquitos will be emerging from the pupa stage every twenty-four hours even AFTER any spraying of chemicals to control their numbers and this is a well known natural process that cannot be denied, because the distribution of the Chemicals ONLY impacts adult mosquitos. As the natural process continues, any of the 'newly emerging' Mosquitos will have every potential to acquire the WNV from the very same Wild Birds that the 'other' Mosquitos MAY have acquired it from. High school science references are sufficient citations to consult.
C) The only PROVEN and absolutely effective manner for the Human population to avoid contracting ANY MOSQUITO BORNE ILLNESS IS TO USE PERSONAL PROTECTION IN THE FORM OF INSECT REPELLANTS AND PROTECTIVE CLOTHING. This of course is a fact of common sense; even to those who may not possess 'common sense'.
These assertions can be verified with responses to the Texas Public Information Act, Sec. 6252-17a et seq (T.P.I.A) which the City of Fort Worth, and several other municipalities of Texas replied to, at our application of that law. We will make those available to whomever requests them. See "contact" section for details.
2. The public record also reveals that Mr. Bennett negligently and carelessly increased the dangers to the taxpayers, while needlessly wasting their tax dollars, when he ordered them to be exposed to Chemical agents, on numerous occasions that he HIMSELF could not verify , much less testify in ANY court, to the full contents of, for the following reason:
a) The Texas Public Information Act, Section 552.110, allows for all companies/businesses, including any private contractors, to "claim trade secrets privileges" and as a result, they are allowed the ability to keep the full contents of the Chemical agents they used upon the population at Mr. Bennett's carlessly unprofessional direction.
In a short phrase; the tax payers fund the broadcasting of chemical agents upon themselves, their families and their properties and they are NOT EVEN ALLOWED TO KNOW THE CONTENTS OF THOSE CHEMICAL AGENTS; and THAT IS BY LAW.
WE believe this is not acceptable, and are on record for having opposed the practice as far back as 2012 when it was started in our community.
We believe that all other municipalities would be well advised to consider the only intelligent alternatives to spraying large areas of any location with Chemical Agents to control any Mosquito borne contagion as has the municipality of Fort Worth, Texas who have now set the positive and intelligent examaple. Those alternatives listed here are simple solutions with 'logic 'as their motivation; not money.
a) If the desire is to protect the population from exposure to Mosquitos that MAY carry ANY contagion, the INTELLIGENT choice would be to provide "personal protection" to the citizens on an individual basis in the form of insect repellents that can be worn on their person, and at their own discretion. This in addition to repeatedly advising and reminding them to wear protective clothing.
b) When a "positive mosquito trap" is reported, warning the citizens in that area to take extra precautions would simply be an addition to the services provided for their benefit.
These two VERY SIMPLE actions are undeniably the most intelligent AND efficient use of public funds, and at the same time achieves the goals of the original intent.
Many we have communicated with were very disappointed to discover that their confidence had been misplaced in their city government. They had been duped, fooled, tricked into believing the effectiveness of the method that we have revealed here to be desperately faulty by reason of simple logic and scientific fact. If you are one of them we certainly understand, and now that you know the truth you have a method to emphasize your response; either join a class action suit with the Mindful Dissenters or file your own. One very important fact that the reader should consider is this: (and we will repeat here once more) There are NO laws, Municipal, County, State or Federal, that require ANYONE to allow themselves to be exposed to ANY chemcical agents, for ANY reason; and they each and everyone else have the right to DISSENT to being exposed to chemical agents for any reason.
The legal system ONLY WORKS IF YOU USE IT.
A note here for the reader; According to the legal literature the "Public Employee" has the same "Fiduciary Duty to their Employer" that the "private sector employee" does. Their "Employer" is the "Public" whos tax dollars pay the salaries and benefits for the "Public Employee.
The following legal reference for more than 300 legal citations asserting our argument, is for the convenience of those who may wish to join in this 'cause of action', as well as for your own legal counsel's review, even though the references are not directly current.
O'Connor's Texas Causes of Action, 2011; Chapter 11, "Fiduciary Duty", Statutes and Citations ; "The Breach of Fiduciary Duty is a Tort". Pages 257-270
If you are a resident of an area that insists upon follow the negative example established by those communities that insist upon "doing the wrong thing": we have an alternative that is applicable to your situation; and we have volunteers who are ready, willing, able and capable of offering an alternative which we will list on the next page.
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