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Vance Jochim
Tavares, FL
18 years as Certified Internal Auditor and Anti-Corruption specialist plus acted as US advisor helping set up Iraqi Anti-Corruption agency.
Interests: FiscalRangers.com is a watchdog blog on local Lake County, FL government agencies. This blog was started in 2006. My blog interests are fiscal & business controls in local government agencies and anti-corruption efforts in countries. Until 2011, I wrote another blog on worldwide anti-corruption programs, especially regarding Iraq, which is here: http://webworks.typepad.com/corruption_in_iraq/ You can see pictures from my 2004-2006 visit to Iraq as an anti-corruption adviser here: http://webworks.typepad.com/photos/iraq_photos_2004_06/index.html I am listed on LinkedIn for more details.
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A new Sumter County, FL conservative political group, Conservative Watch USA - Villages Chapter, had a kickoff event with three great speakers. Here is the link to the full video. Event was March 24, 2021. https://youtu.be/z0zFS_NdC-Y The speakers were: Col. Douglas MacGregor - Defense & Foreign Policy Inside Story Anthony Sabatini​ - FL Legislation update Bev Kilmer​ - Education Update The meeting was led by: Suzanne Days​ Annie Marie Delgado​ Conservative Watch USA - The Villages​ ========================================================================= For other conservative issues, join us at FiscalRangers.com and our Facebook Group: FiscalRangersLakeCounty​ The video is about 2-hours long with three speakers. We had to leave the songs and music out due to YouTube policies. Vance Jochim FiscalRangers.com Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Fiscal Rangers
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The City of Tavares, Florida's City Council met yesterday, April 7, 2021. We describe how they are leaving important details related to Council decisions out of the online agenda packet, and they need to provide that online in the future. This is one of several Tavares practices that result in lower transparency than other Lake County, FL cities. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2021 at Fiscal Rangers
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America's Frontline Doctors is composed of experienced medical doctors and researchers who provide FACTS about why masks are not safe and can be harmful. They oppose the Federal and Fauci recommendations to wear masks. Watch their video describing many sources of research which are eye-opening. You won't want to wear masks after watching this video. Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2021 at Fiscal Rangers
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Florida statutes only allow citizens in 20 cities and counties to initiate recalls of corrupt local officials. A new group, RecallFlorida.com, is pushing 2021 Florida bills to correct that and allow citizens in ALL Florida cities and counties to recall corrupt local officials. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2021 at Fiscal Rangers
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I am covering it and have a press pass. (Feb. 26-28, 2021) I am posting pictures and some comments on my FiscalRangersLakeCounty GROUP. You can also view it live on RSBN HERE. More detailed posts will be posted there and here later in the first week of March, 2021. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2021 at Fiscal Rangers
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Most other Florida counties have one. Lake used to have one in Tavares, then moved it to Lake Sumter's Clermont campus, then defunded it, so there isn't even a LAW BOOK library in Lake County libraries. It should be re-established and funded including an online FREE Lexis-Nexis or Westlaw type online research terminal in Tavares near the main court house. Here is the master list of all the other counties or cities that have public law libraries and Lake should have one. (Note: Sumter is also missing from the list). https://help.flcourts.org/Other-Resources/Law-Libraries A longer version of this post and any updates is HERE. Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2021 at Fiscal Rangers
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The Lake County, FL Board of County Commissioners needs to refund and re-implement a public Law Library for residents like most other Florida counties have. Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2021 at Fiscal Rangers
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The big, annual CPAC convention is coming to Orlando, FL this Feb. 25-28, 2021, so Republicans should register now before the cheaper tickets are sold out. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2021 at Fiscal Rangers
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Three battleground state legislaturs have launched investigations into perceived election fraud and theft. Here is a video from OAN. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2021 at Fiscal Rangers
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The Tavares, FL City Council discussed "Broad Budget Priorities" for the upcoming 2021-2022 budget cycle, and three of them won't go to the rollback rate, indicating taxes will most likely go up again. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2021 at Fiscal Rangers
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Buyers of residential, rental or commercial property in Lake County, FL can SAVE 50% on property taxes if they pick the right, low millage rate city in Lake County. This article describes the 2020 millage rates for all 14 cities plus the unincorporated Lake County areas so you can decide to buy in a LOW or HIGH property tax location. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2021 at Fiscal Rangers
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The Federal Government and many states like Florida have created a mechanism for "green" construction builders and remodelers to offer residential and commercial property owners low-interest loans for desirable "Green" energy-efficient construction designs and products ranging from solar roof panels to high-efficiency air conditioners. We provide a fiscal watchdog overview of the PACE Commercial and PACE Residential loan programs and their risks and our opinion for Florida projects. Before viewing this, you might also do a search on "PACE Lawsuits" to see the results of such loan programs around the US. Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2020 at Fiscal Rangers
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Will your local city or county government agency get hit with ransomware like Baltimore, MD and then their School District a year later? Read this and pass it on to your local government council or board to educate them and ask for a public hearing on whether they are vulnerable or not. Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2020 at Fiscal Rangers
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This rather technical video shows real time voting counts being changed by Dominion voting systems to benefit Biden in PA. Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2020 at Fiscal Rangers
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Many reports related to massive 2020 elections fraud are appearing. This is a link to a 25 minute OAN News Investigation into the design and use of Dominion Voting Machines and software used to manipulate, flip and delete votes to help Biden win the 2020 Elections. A key manager in Dominion was also involved with the Clinton Foundation and Anti-Fa and is documented as hating Trump. Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2020 at Fiscal Rangers
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The Lake County, FL Board of Commissioners is meeting at 9am on Nov. 10, 2020 and we provide a summary of what to expect. You can watch it online. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2020 at Fiscal Rangers
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My commentary about the onsite voting process in Lake County, FL. Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2020 at Fiscal Rangers
Thanks to Linda Robinson for posting this on Facebook: Nov. 5, 2020 Complete message FROM A FRIEND: This is straight from the Trump Campaign! Please share with all your contacts. Thanks First and foremost, we are confident the President will win states that have not yet been decided. Democrats are pushing to count late ballots because they are worried about our margins. If we count all legal ballots, President Trump wins. Our legal team is fighting to ensure that all legal ballots – and only legal ballots – are counted. Next, here is the state of play – •Pathway to victory in Pennsylvania: ◦There are more than a million ballots left to be counted, including roughly 300,000 in Philadelphia. ◦Using extremely conservative estimates, even if President Trump receives just 5% of ballots in Philadelphia and 30% of other remaining ballots, the President still wins Pennsylvania by 40,000 votes. ◦We are confident in winning because many of these absentee ballots are from conservative counties – ▪There are 54,000 ballots left to be counted in Cumberland County. ▪There are 40,000 ballots left to be counted in Westmoreland County – a county where President Trump won 69% of the vote yesterday. ▪There are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2020 at Fiscal Rangers
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Tavares, FL City Council to finally start making videos of meetings Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2020 at Fiscal Rangers
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The Town Commissioners of Lady Lake, FL had two meetings on Oct. 19, 2020 and FiscalRangers.com wrote an overview and made a video of the meeting. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2020 at Fiscal Rangers
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Owning a mobile home in Florida on leased or rented lots is dangerous and we describe some reasons why. The industry and the Florida legislators need to take action against mobile home park owners who are bullies and harass and threaten mobile home owners so they give up and leave so the park owner can take over the home and sell or rent it for a profit. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2020 at Fiscal Rangers
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A new massive report on suspected voter fraud cases is out. Read the article, and check the link to the report. "The foundation discovered more than 140,000 instances of potential election fraud in the 2016 and 2018 elections, ranging from individuals illegally voting in multiple states to someone voting in the name of a deceased person. " https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/10/05/tens-of-thousands-of-cases-of-possible-vote-fraud-cited-in-new-report/?fbclid=IwAR3KshYl89yWwYUfvbiVIOZS4M-P7AXeDPHDTEr1ehj3s0jbnVDt2pS-WRo Vance Jochim Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2020 at Fiscal Rangers
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The Lake County, FL Board is having the final State required meeting to approve millage rates and budgets which will result in higher property taxes due to higher valuations. We provide the meeting details and discuss the issue. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2020 at Fiscal Rangers
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AAAGH!! Mascotte, FL City Council members, in Lake County, voted for the full millage rate rollback for property taxes. I was going to give them kudos for doing so. Then I read the details in their budget introduction. The property appraiser VALUATIONS leaped by 25%, thus the rollback was minuscule vs the TAX INCREASE that will be faced by Mascotte residents due to the very high valuations. So, they should have reduced their millage MORE than the rollback rate like Minneola did. Why aren't more Lake County taxpayers getting angry at all the local governments like cities and the County and School Board raking in the extra dollars due to high valuations, and some giving out 3% raises and not setting at least a rollback rate in this Pandemic economy? All the subsidies end by December, and then evictions and foreclosures will show just how out of touch the elected officials are. Taxpaying voters need to throw out incumbents if they voted to support anything other than rollback rates. Vance Jochim FiscalRangers.com Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2020 at Fiscal Rangers
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City Councils in Lake County, FL are RAISING taxes while claiming credit for reducing tax RATES. The problem is property valuations are leaping, and multiply them by barely reduced millage tax rates equals TAX INCREASES. We discuss this manipulation of public information by elected officials. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2020 at Fiscal Rangers