Who is Art Seitz ?
If you have to ask, then you definitely don’t pay attention to politics in Fort Lauderdale.
picture courtesy of Cal Deal
Art is a professional photographer, quite a good one, but is famous here as possibly the best known political Gad-Fly to ever work-over Fort Lauderdale City Commissions.
Here are two definitions of gad-fly, from Websters! ( both could apply?)
1. .. “one who upsets the status quo by poising upsetting questions…by proving an irritant
2. …… ” an insect that stings cattle, and deposits it’s eggs in their skins” !
Art has quite a colorful history. First, for full disclosure, Art sued me over something he didn’t like in my best selling local book - “Politics 101, I was robbed, mugged, blackmailed, and ignored, so I got elected and made a difference.”
Art also sued the City of Fort Lauderdale, and Martina Navratilova, the famous tennis player. Art also filed an official complaint against former Commissioner Cindi Hutchinson (even a clock is right twice a day!)
Art’s latest battle might be with Victoria Park Activist Charles King. King copied his e-mail below to the City Commission about his views on Art -
….. I know you view yourself as the “Patrick Henry ” of the beach ….. the Hurricane Storm Surge Barrier Island or HSSBI for short … …. bankrupt this city by approving all your totally self-centered impractical dreams of a senior citizen Utopia and water park at the beach funded at the expense of this city’s hard working families”
My advise to Charles – call your lawyer, tell him to stand by !
an Art photo