Gulf Breeze city council members were aware of the unsafe conditions in the city parks but didn't feel it was a priority to correct the unsafe conditions. As a result, swings in every park located in Gulf Breeze Proper were showing decades of wear and many were in the condition of breaking when used. Below is a brief description of who was either on the city council or held other city government jobs in Gulf Breeze before and when the accident occurred and shortly after it occurred. These city council members chose to ignore the unsafe swings in the city's parks as each one individually was told what happened and shown the evidence. They further conspired to keep a lid on what happened in McClure Park at the request of Matt Dannheisser afterwards. 

My spine was permanently damaged and the city was never held accountable because of a sovereign immunity law enacted in the state of Florida which gives municipalities immunity from any liability of accidents on city owned property. That same law was abused by these people to cover up the citys negligence.

Each of These People Chose To Ignore Unsafe Conditions In 

The City's Parks Before and After the Accident

Dave Szymanski was the assistant city manager of Gulf Breeze, now he's Midway Commissioner in Navarre Florida. He said the dangerous swings in the video which was filmed outside the parks and recreation headquarters had lots of life left to them and we should take down the video. He assisted the city in the cover up. 

Edwin "Buz" Eddy was the city's manager for 25 years. During this length of time his city's park swings became worn out and neglected because Gulf Breeze had no safety inspection program for it's city parks. He and Matt Dannheisser used laws to escape liability of the accident. 

Curt Carver was on the city council of Gulf Breeze and knew about the accident and the unsafe conditions of city parks that led to severe injury to a resident of Gulf Breeze. Curt did nothing about it and helped the city keep a lid on the negligence so no one would find out about it. 

Renee Bookout along with other council members, the city mayor and city managers helped cover up the gross negligence the city was involved in when the city left dangerous swings hanging in city parks which were breaking and injuring residents. 

Grandma Beverly Zimmern was a Gulf Breeze city council member during the time of the swing accident in the city park. She transitioned to position of mayor after the accident and worked in collusion with the city's insurance company Florida League of Cities where she held a board seat. 

Long time Gulf Breeze mayor Lane Gilchrist allowed dangerous conditions to exist in his city parks for decades so kids and families would get hurt. After the negligence occurred I said a prayer to God that he be held accountable, he died shortly after. 

Joseph Henderson was the city council member who wanted to carry a gun to city meetings after the negligence occurred. According to a copy of a letter we have, he petitioned Florida State Attorney General Pam Bondi for permission to carry a concealed firearm knowing it was illegal. He apparently was afraid I would take revenge on city staff after the accident but he did nothing as a member of the city council to correct the unsafe conditions and they remained. 

Meet Cherry Fitch city council member of Gulf Breeze, she along with other council members, the mayor and city managers helped cover up the gross negligence. She got her council seat 4 years after the accident, however she was sent numerous letters regarding what happened but was instructed by Matt Dannheisser to keep quiet about it. She simply didn't care but was happy to be part of the corrupt club that ran the city. 

Clarence “Clay” Ford, who represented Pensacola and Gulf Breeze in the Florida House of Representatives. He assisted the city in the cover up. Even after Clay knew the swings were very dangerous he said Gulf Breeze was out of his jurisdiction and the dangers remained. He eventually offered to assist in a resolution between me and the city but not unless I fired my lawyer. I took his advice and never heard from Clay again.

Matt Dannheisser was the city attorney before he became mayor. His creative talents as a lawyer worked in collusion with the city manager and city council to cover up the negligence the city was accused of.  

David Landfair city council member of Gulf Breeze was aware of the negligence the city was involved in along with other council members, the mayor and city managers. He helped cover up the gross negligence As a city council member, he received numerous letters along with the rest of the council in following years regarding what had happened, but they fell on deaf ears and were ignored to further help keep things covered up. He later became the mayor until he resigned after it was found he was sexting girls from Gulf Breeze High School where he was teaching.