ICYMI: South Jacksonville Resident Asking Trustee to Answer Allegations Against Her

The following originally appeared on the Facebook page of A Better South Jacksonville and was printed this week by the Jacksonville Journal-Courier.

Dear Sondra Smith:

There were some serious allegations made against you during [a recent] special board of trustees meeting. You were accused of not having a food service license and other related documentation for your catering company, Sonie Smith Catering. You were even seen mouthing something to the effect of “I have a license” during the reading of the allegations.

The residents of South Jacksonville have demanded a new era of transparency and they’re on their way to getting it. The village has new FOIA officers that won’t try to stonewall requests and an acting village president who has welcomed community feedback.

For residents to be questioning the legality of a business owned by one of their elected officials and for that official’s only response to be four hushed words and an angry stare doesn’t bode well for this new era.

However, these allegations are easily cleared up. All you have to do is produce your copies of the documents in question for the time period in question. Make those documents public and the heat is off.

A Better South Jacksonville offers our corner of the Internet as a host for the documents that clear your name. Please send a statement and scans or pictures of the documents in question to abettersouthjacksonville@gmail.com and, once verified, we will post your unedited statement and the documents on our site for all to see.

Please, Ms. Smith, help usher in a better South Jacksonville. Please clear your name.

Greg Nelson
South Jacksonville

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