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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Michael Butler of "Change Hallandale Beach" fame has a new YouTube Channel with videos of our favorites at Hallandale Beach City Hall
As I discovered Sunday night quite by accident when my latest "Google Alert" for "Hallandale Beach" arrived in my inbox, ever-modest Michael has a new YouTube Channel of videos of our favorites at HB City hall doing their thing in typical HB fashion!
The perfect thing to compliment his fact-filled website,
Michael has already uploaded three videos, which I guess is the hint that I need to actually start spending more time uploading some of the hours of material that I've recorded over the past 13 months.
Sadly for all of us, that archives of mine does NOT include Mayor Joy Cooper's impertinent and unsavory remarks in the summer of 2009, prior to a HB City Commission meeting in Room 257 at City Hall, wherein the mayor referred to her political opponents in town -i.e. you and me, the citizen taxpayers who just want a NORMAL city where the elected officials are both honest AND hard-working, rather than neither- as "Nazis" and referred to Comm. Keith London as "a Hitler."
In case you forgot, Cooper said this to Comm. Bill Julian, who, predictably, did nothing upon hearing these remarks, which is par for the course for him, of course, which is the problem we have -the devil-we-know who's so very clueless and disconnected from reality, but who gets to cast a vote that matters.
Go to Michael's site and check out the vids for yourself!
Here's a peek at one of the videos, regarding the city's embarrassing and short-circuited City Manager search.
It's from the HB City Commission meeting of September 15th, which saw Mark A. Antonio go from being the former Asst. City Manager and interim-CM, literally, a person the mayor didn't want to even consider for the short-list, to being HER first choice.
Once SHE had decided that, SHE wanted to stop the 'search' before it was even half-way completed, so the public would never be assured that the best-qualified candidate actually got the position.
To use a sports metaphor, Mayor Cooper stopped the 'search' at halftime.
The public NEVER got to speak on this issue that night before the final vote took place.
Par for the course under the anti-democratic Joy Cooper regime.
For the record, public accountability and transparency lost 3-2 that night in Hallandale Beach, with Keith London and Anthony A. Sanders voting to keep the process moving forward, so that the best candidate was actually selected to manage the affairs of this poorly managed city of 4.2 square miles.
Yet another dark day for this city which has seen so many the past 7 years.
This is how the City of Hallandale Beach Commission hires its City Manager
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