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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Addition by subtraction: Richard Cannone leaving City of Hallandale Beach for PA; let's hope his replacement is more forthcoming, honest than he was

Addition by Subtraction: Richard Cannone is leaving the City of Hallandale Beach for Pennsylvania; let's hope his replacement is more forthcoming and honest than he was.
Not that doing so would be difficult, since that's such a very low threshold.

I'll be posting more on the blog in the next few days about this great news about one of the poster children for the longtime dysfunctional and citizen-unfriendly Hallandale Beach City Hall, actually leaving town.

Yes, the theory of addition by subtraction at its very best!

I'll also highlight some prime examples of Cannone's handiwork that make me very glad he's leaving as Director of Development Services, where he and his staff consistently did as little as possible to be transparent with concerned Hallandale Beach citizen taxpayers and business owners.
The very people who paid his salary and his staff's.

His last day is Friday and after that, he is no longer our collective headache and can no longer treat concerned citizens of this very poorly-run city with disdain.

So, speaking of Richard Cannone and his management skills, please explain to me again why in this city, where HB taxpayers are stuck paying thousands of dollars a month for
a third-rate city website, the city staff's official documents for the city's Planning & Zoning Advisory Board meetings -and applicant's official applications and submitted documents- don't actually appear on the city website until a a measly 48 hours before the meeting, instead of many days ahead, like in neighboring Hollywood?

If you REALLY want an informed citizenry and have residents and interested parties
NOT confused or mis-informed by misinformation or rumors, why do you intentionally wait to make the information public until Monday, when the information is actually complete and available on Friday afternoon

That's a simple question that Richard Cannone could never answer publicly.

Could it just be that HB City Hall wants citizens here to be in the dark and have no information? Yes!

Another simple question is why Cannone's own name doesn't even appear on the Development Services homepage?
Check for yourself at

Another part of Cannone's legacy here!

Invisible and yet also leaving a bad taste.

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