It looks like the Canaveral Port Authority might have found a use for it's beleaguered Exploration Tower. Commissioners unanimously approved a deal giving FOX35 an exclusive arrangement to place a camera atop the tower for use in its news broadcasts. FOX35's Allyson Mayer made the pitch that was well-received by commissioners who voted unanimously to approve the deal.
Comm. Jerry Allender asked (we think jokingly) if all of the stations coverage of the Canaveral Port Authority would be positive.
"Why wouldn't it be?"
Just one problem; it was on the consent item agenda and commissioners chose to vote and approve the deal WITHOUT ANY PUBLIC COMMENT. I can't imagine why anybody would have an issue with a controversial pseudo-government entity brokering an exclusive arrangement with a "news-gathering organization...."
The potential for a "quid pro quo" here is frightening. What's even more frightening is that commissioners unanimously decided NOT to let anybody in the public voice concerns (or support). But for them, that seems to be par for the course.