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Monday, May 3, 2010
On Tuesday afternoon, Broward County Commissioners will meet ethics reform up-close and personal. But will they swallow it or just complain?
Think about it for a minute.
Back on March 12th, these were the subject of my post titled Errant driver's crash highlights Broward's embarrassing neglect of property; give that driver an award!
Both photos taken April 27th, 2010 by South Beach Hoosier
What they both have in common is that it is self-evident that there is a problem and yet the very people who are supposed to do something about it, the County Commissioners and Broward Administrator Bertha Henry, have not done very much about it.
They've tried to cover it up in spots, like a bad doctor who treats a patient's symptoms instead of the actual underlying causes, but when you are up-close to the problem, it makes you pretty angry that it is not being fixed in a way that is either logical or promptly, but rather with an obvious half-assed band-aid, which is what this plywood really is.
Sure, just keep ignoring the cracks in the wall surrounding it and pretend that nothing bad will happen!
In this case, the loopholes in the ethics proposals.
Per an email I received Sunday from my friend and longtime Broward civic activist, Charlotte Greenbarg, President of the Broward Coalition, there's going to be a workshop tomorrow that you may want to take note of, which, as of now, I fully expect to be at. http://www.browardcoalition.org/
Broward County Commission Ethics Workshop,
Broward County Government Center, Room 430,
115 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale,
Tuesday, May 4 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Park in garage to the west of the Government Center, take your ticket to the receptionist in the Commission office to be validated, so you don’t have to pay.
This issue is one that Comm. Sue Gunzburger has been championing for quite some time.
In case you missed it the first time around, see Buddy Nevins' excellent post from February 23rd titled Commissioners Loving Ethics Reform To Death, that keenly noted the overt and hidden dynamics and politics behind something as simple as bringing stricter ethics and transparency to Broward County government:
His predicate for that post was this one : http://www.browardbeat.com/gunzburgers-ethics-reform-has-political-undertone/
I wasn't feeling so great over the weekend, so I didn't post the video that I shot of Friday morning's Special Meeting(!), all 121 seconds of it, to my YouTube page. http://www.youtube.com/user/HallandaleBeachBlog
I fully expect it'll be up by Tuesday morning, along with some other videos I've shot the past few weeks.
#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy
Thumbs up! What a night! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016
Last night at #election2016 #party in #hollywood #city. Congratulations #joshlevy #newmayor #hollywoodcity. Privileged to be with the #sunsentinel #sunsentinelnewspaper #photographer #makeamericagreatagain #neverforget #anighttoremember #life #liberty #pursuitofhappiness #blessed #yourphotographer #miamiphotography #photography #proudtobeamerican ����
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Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015
Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.
Today is the day. Today is a celebration. Today is my day. Today, I hiked, I photographed, and I explored. Today I choose to love. Today I'm happy. Today I'm blessed. Today is my birthday. Today is a special day for you and me. #birthdaygirl #birthday #birthdaymonth #brazil #braziltrip #rio #theview #livingthelife #lifeisgood #morro #rio #praia #travel #miami #miamigirl #luckygirl #loveisintheair #justdoit #artist #photographer #photography #taiwan #beautiful #vacation #viajar #instagood #smile #dreambig #wishes #true
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Forbes estimates Gisele Bundchen will make $15.2M this year. Tom Brady will make $15M ($1 salary, $14M bonus) + likely another $8M off field for a couple total of $38.2M. pic.twitter.com/tWiVv8kpTH— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) November 23, 2017
@ETARURestaurant, Señor Café
#SoFL - Enjoyed some excellent Chicken Milanesa yesterday at Señor Café, a very popular #Cuban ���� family restaurant on US-1, 1520 S. Federal Hwy., #HollywoodFL, with my sister, Jennifer, who'd done me a huge favor earlier. Ham & cheese on top of bistec de pollo a la milanesa. pic.twitter.com/xtizku5oKb— HallandaleBeachBlog (@hbbtruth) November 26, 2017