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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mayor Joy Cooper & her new Hallandale Beach city commissioner puppet are in Denver for a boondoggle, yet all they'll get me is a bill, not a good idea

Above, October 9th, 2010 photo of Hallandale Beach City Hall by South Beach Hoosier

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.
http://www.nlc.org/CONFERENCES___EVENTS/CONGRESS_OF_CITIES___EXPOSITION/Backtomain.aspx

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
http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2010/08/florida_league_of_cities_dinner.php)

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.

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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.

Read the rest of the post at:
http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/broward/blog/2010/11/local_politicians_will_get_tas.html

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#HollywoodFL based photographer/entrepreneur Esther Chuang

#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 now-closed ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016 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 atop Mount Corcovado way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. To the right is the world famous beach of Ipanema and to the left is the equally famous beach of Copacabana. In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio looks like, up close, plus the Amazon area of Brazil that Esther grew up near in Manaus, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

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A floresta Amazônica tem um papel fundamental no equilíbrio do clima na Terra e, portanto, na vida de cada um de nós. Nos últimos anos a proteção diminuiu e o desmatamento aumentou drasticamente. E o que já era ruim, pode ficar ainda pior. Se as medidas que o governo vem tomando não forem vetadas, nosso futuro estará ameaçado. Diga NÃO à diminuição da proteção da Floresta do Jamanxim! Diga NÃO à exploração de minério no coração da floresta! #TodosPelaAmazônia #342Amazonia #TodosPelaAmazonia Assine a petição: link na bio. ������✨���� The Amazon Rainforest plays a key role in balancing the climate on the Earth and therefore in each of our lives. In recent years, protection has decreased and deforestation has increased sharply. And what was already bad can get even worse. If the measures that the government has been taking are not vetoed, our future will be threatened. Say NO to the reduction of the Jamanxim Forest´s protection! Say NO to ore mining in the heart of the Forest! #togetherfortheAmazon

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