Mayor Joy Cooper & her new Hallandale Beach city commissioner puppet -Alexander Lewy- are in Denver for a boondoggle, yet all they'll get me is a bill, not a good idea.
I wonder if she's any more honest in a mile-high city than she is in one that's at sea level -Hallandale Beach.
This week's National League of Cities conference in Denver is the reason that the Hallandale Beach City Commission meeting was pushed back to Dec. 8th from Wednesday.
I remind you that for years, prior to this past year's convention being held nearby at the Westin Diplomat over at Hollywood, Beach, that ALL five members of the HB City Commission went to the Florida League of Cities' annual convention.
(Be sure to see Bob Norman's excellent Aug. 23rd post on that convention, titled, Our Politicians at the Trough
I don't have a problem with these sorts of conventions, per se, but how many cities as small as Hallandale Beach sent EVERY elected official to Orlando every year, all at taxpayer expense?
I'm guessing that the answer is NONE.
NONE -just like the tangible positive results that emerged for HB taxpayers as a result of that pointless trip.
After all, the Joy Cooper Rubber Stamp Crew didn't suddenly start asking pertinent questions of Dept. heads or finally demand some genuine accountability and transparency from City Hall after they got back, did they, so why send five of them instead of one?
5 times 0 is the same as 1 times 0.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Broward Politics blog
By Brittany Wallman
November 24, 2010 08:00 AM
Several Broward County cities are sending multiple elected officials to Denver, Colo., in early December.Why? To find out from city finance experts how to deal with the recessionary economy. One of the speakers at the four-day National League of Cities event is what you could call a "local'' -- former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
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