STACY FRANK GETS WHUPPED AT TAMPA TIGER BAY LUNCH
For those of you who have beer and cigarettes for breakfast, the word “lunch” is translated into “luncheon” for the upper crust. I’m not writing this article for the upper crust, so y’all will have to translate as appropriate. Stacy Frank and Dana Young are locked in a death race for the Florida State House District 57 seat in Tallahassee. Stacy is the local rich girl, local cell tower developer/attorney/deal-maker, Athena Society member, daughter of County Clerk Pat Frank, daughter of Richard H. Frank, former Appellate Court Judge, and belongs to who knows what other private clubs to help her get an angle on things.
Judge Richard H. Frank (Dad) retired from the bench of the Second District Court of Appeal in Lakeland right around the time a series of Bar Complaints involving him were being settled. The complaints revolved around Judge Frank’s involvement in both of his daughters’ divorce cases. You can check out the details at:
Judge Frank is rather elderly and is no longer eligible to practice law in Florida:
Dana Young is an attorney and also has political connections, family connections, to Tallahassee. Both women are tied to the D.C. area either by work or university attendance, or both. You can get the details from their respective campaign web sites. Pretty similar so far, eh? No, not really….keep going.
Here’s where any similarity ends. Dana is younger than Stacy. Dana has practiced law for something short of 17 years, is married, remains married, lives in Hyde Park at a home owned by herself and husband, and has children. She does not appear to be employed by any local law firm. However, Stacy, “an unmarried woman,” has practiced law for some 27 years, lives in South Tampa at 3006 W. Angeles St. [according to the HC Property Appraiser], she apparently has no children, and works out of an office at 118 South Newport, in Tampa. It is indeterminate how many corporations Stacy either owns, controls, represents, or fronts out of this So. Newport office. A corporation trace presents an incomprehensible, almost nonsensical list of interconnected corporations and names, some of which can be directly tracked to Stacy Frank. Stacy also owns a rental property at 701 North Shore Drive., Anna Maria, FL 34216, which is at the north tip of Anna Maria Island with direct Gulf access, a most choice piece of real estate. Stacy is also trustee for the “Frank Family Trust” with a mailing address at 131 Fleets Cove Rd., Huntington, Long Island, New York 11743 [a residential property of unknown ownership]. Among other things, this Trust owns Slip #22 on 85th St. in Holmes Beach (just south of her rental property). Presumably Ms. Stacy also owns or controls a boat docked at this slip. I would expect the Frank Cruiser to be a little smaller than the Paul Allen Yacht, Octopus [how appropriately named]:
What a shame…if you knew Stacy, you could party on her much smaller yacht while she rents her Anna Maria Island home to one of her corporations as an entertainment expense….like I said, local rich girl. But the story doesn’t end there. Stacy’s middle name is Collier (same as Momma Pat), and one can only assume this comes from the Barron Collier clan of Collier County, FL. Sorry, but we don’t have time to trace Stacy’s geneaology here. Stacy bought her Angeles Street home in 1991, when it was worth less, much less, than it is today. She then bought and/or assumed control of her rental/entertainment complex on Anna Maria Island somewhere around 2001. The mortgage on the “rental” property on Anna Maria Island was paid off in 2007, about the same time Stacy became involved with the Hillsborough District School Board, arranging the construction of cell towers on School Board property all over this place. So here we have Stacy, “an unmarried woman,” fronting the placement of 150 ft. or 180 ft. phallic symbols all over local school property, in subdivisions and residential neighborhoods, right under everyone’s noses. Does this strike you as a disgusting display of sociopathic behavior? You can argue all you want about the appearance, hazards, eyesoreness, etc. connected to these phallic symbols, but you have been primarily preempted by local zoning officials. It all boils down to having insider club connections and working your angle properly.
If an attorney were to review the agreement Stacy and/or her corporations have with the School Board, several issues would jump out at you:
1. Why did the School Board give Stacy and Collier Corp. a 50% fee from each school property site rental for each cell tower? Appears the School Board should have contracted directly with the cell tower owner(s) and saved the 50% fee.
2. The School Board doesn’t appear to have legal or statutory authority to place cell towers on school property, since this (land leasing and cell tower construction) is solely a revenue-producing business function, with no benefit to the school or students for teaching purposes. Following this logic, the School Board could place an orange juice or mullet processing plant on a school site, purely for revenue. Is school property for industrial use or is it for school use? How does the industrial cell tower enhance use of the school property for a school and for teaching? Simple answer: it doesn’t and never will. Don’t schools prohibit cell phone use in classrooms?
3. Continuous exposure to the microwave radiation from a cell tower transmitter/antenna array has not been adequately addressed. No one from Stacy’s law firm or the School Board has furnished evidence of an analysis of non-ionizing radiation on students who spend 6 to 8 hours on the school site, in close proximity to the cell tower radiation. The FCC has specific regulations for residential, continuous radiation exposure, and this would also seem to apply to the cell towers at schools. What about residences which are directly adjacent school cell towers? Aren’t those residents being irradiated as well as the students? Where is the technical analysis required by the FCC for each tower?
4. If a cell tower were to become obsolete or unused, who would pay for its removal? This issue isn’t addressed in the Stacy-School Board agreement. Why not?
So we have traveled a roundabout circuit to get to the Tiger Bay Lunch on 9-17-2010, and the candidate questioning. Several people who oppose the uncontrolled construction of cell towers in residential neighborhoods had a table for themselves at the Lunch. Two of these people asked questions of the candidates. What the local news media didn’t tell you is that when Lisa Williams tried to ask Ms. Stacy about the “boast” on her web site that indicates Stacy “created opportunities for wireless facilities which would have otherwise been prohibited…” (This information has since been removed from Stacy’s website….) “How do you think this is going to affect your campaign?” the Tiger Bay Moderator immediately interrupted Lisa, questioned her membership, and directly challenged Lisa’s ability to ask any questions at all. Lisa had to stop, break her question off, explain to the Moderator that she was a Tiger Bay member, and ask for the clock to be reset, since only a few seconds were allowed for each question. Lisa finished with her question, only to receive no answer…nothing on cell towers. Nothing. Stacy responded only that she was concerned with District 57 issues…total evasion. Imagine what Stacy would do in Tallahassee. The next question on cell towers came from Carrie Grimail, who was also challenged on her Tiger Bay membership and ability to ask questions at the Lunch. “How do you assure all of these neighborhoods that you will listen to us in Tallahassee when you won’t even listen to us (about the cell towers) in our own backyard?” The three seconds of silence were absolutely deafening. Stacy replied in a small voice: “I’ll listen to you…I’ll listen to your boss…” Dana Young then responded: “Stacy Frank isn’t listening to you !” accompanied by much applause and cheering. The line was drawn, and we now know what to expect from Ms.Cell Tower. You can run, but you can’t hide.
A cell tower which is to be placed at the entrance to Sunset Park in South Tampa has four large neighborhood associations extremely upset, (see ref. above from the Tiger Bay Lunch). The rezoning was approved by Tampa City Council, was appealed, the appeal was rejected, and the case is now in Circuit Court. Understandably, the homeowners do not want an industrial facility like a cell tower installation with all of its ancillary buildings, generators, fuel tanks, wiring, cabling, handholds, and the like next to their homes. Neither would they want a meat-packing plant on a school property embedded within the residential neighborhood. This is exactly the type of situation Stacy Frank is ignoring. Stacy has the “my mom got me my job” syndrome, and Stacy has taken her afflictions to a most disturbing level. Stacy apparently assumes everyone around her is so ignorant they can’t see what Stacy is doing to them. Instead of Cell Tower Stacy, maybe we should start calling her Stacy Antoinette? Stacy’s motto comes from that infamous Florida D.O.T. District Secretary, who always said: “Su casa es mi casa….”
Notes to Stacy –
If this article aggravates you and you want to sue, here are some things to consider:
a) It could have been worse, much much worse;
b) Send your private eye over to my place for coffee and donuts. Tell him to
bring his own donuts. The house in back of me is vacant….he can set up there.
c) You, Stacy, are a most public figure at this point. Refer to the court case below.
d) This article is as factual as it can possibly be. All information has been checked.
e) The Tiger Bay Lunch was a news event. It has been reported as such. Video is available.
You have had fair warning, in print, in a published document.
f) Send any corrections you may have directly to me at [email protected]
You can also comment in the space below the article, at your convenience.
Check carefully the U.S. Supreme Court’s Opinion in the case of New York Times Co. v. Sullivan,
376 U.S. 254 (1964)
The battle rages….stay tuned for Part Three.