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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tomorrow, Friday January 14th, 2011 may well be like Friday the 13th for carpetbagger state Rep. Joe Gibbons at Hallandale Beach City Hall

I'm still not entirely sure whether I will show-up for the supposed legislative meeting Friday morning at 11 a.m. with State Sen. Eleanor Sobel and carpetbagging State Rep. Joe Gibbons at Hallandale Beach City Hall, but if I do, I suspect it may be very unpleasant for Gibbons.
And that also goes for the city which doesn't currently follow the state's existing laws and Constitution, proof of which is right on city hall property if you are the least bit observant.

My multiple, formal complaints to Tallahassee about Gibbons NOT meeting the state's residency requirements for political candidates, the very barest of bare minimums, are just about ready.

Trust me, everyone in Tallahassee who needs to know about it will know about it.
You know me, I'm all about transparency.For more on Gibbons and the issues involved:
http://www.blogger.com/posts.g?blogID=7001629133953783160&searchType=ALL&txtKeywords=&label=Joe+Gibbons

What do you know, at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday the 13th, less than 20 hours before Friday's City Commission meeting, there's nothing about it on the city's website -where it's supposed to be:
City Commission Meetings

http://www.hallandalebeachfl.gov/index.aspx?NID=226


You have to know to look for "SPECIAL MEETING"


Oh, okay!
http://www.hallandalebeachfl.gov/files/2011-01-14/Agenda%20Outline%20for%202011-01-14%2011-00.htm


Below, an excerpt from an email sent by Hallandale Beach City Commissioner Keith S. London to concerned HB citizens.

SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA (Supporting Docs)
CITY COMMISSION, CITY OF HALLANDALE BEACH
FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011 11:00 AM
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
4. CITY BUSINESS
A. Consideration of the City's Legislative Action Plan (City Manager) (See Backup) CAD#008/10 (Staff Report, Supporting Docs)
B. Pursuant to Chapter 23, Section 23-105, Award of Contracts, RFQ #FY 2008-2009-01 State Lobbyist and State Funding Proposal, Authorize the City Manager to Renew Current Agreement with Corcoran & Associates, in an Amount not to Exceed $36,000. (City Manager) (See Backup) BP#007/11 (Staff Report, Supporting Docs)
5. OTHER

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