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In particular, Broward & Miami-Dade County, and the cities of Hallandale Beach, Hollywood & Aventura. Trust me when I tell you, this part of Florida is NOT the Land of Lincoln. Photo in upper-left is Hallandale Beach's iconic beachball-colored Water Tower on State Road A1A, September 2008; March 2018 photo below of North Beach, looking left-to-right, looking north, HYDE Condominium, Etaru Japanese Robatayaki restaurant, and Hollywood Beach in the distance, with umbrellas. All photos by me, © Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Broward civic activist Csaba Kulin is running for Hallandale Beach City Commission in 2012; bad news for Joy Cooper's Rubber Stamp Crew

Hallandale Beach City Hall/Municipal Complex, December 1, 2011 photo by South Beach Hoosier

The letter below was sent out Sunday night to concerned citizens, activists and elected leaders in Broward County by my friend and fellow Broward & Hallandale Beach civic activist, Csaba Kulin.


Sunday December 18, 2011

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

I have some big news to share with you today before Susan and I leave for the holidays on Tuesday to visit with family and friends for the next two weeks.

After thinking seriously about it over for months, and more recently, talking it thru with Susan and my family, I've decided that some of the longstanding problems at Hallandale Beach City Hall that we all have been earnestly fighting, and trying to get honest answers and explanation for, would be better resolved or prevented entirely if I were on the other side of the Commission Room dais.

That's why I'm pleased to announce to you today that on Monday afternoon, I WILL be filing papers with the City Clerk at HB City Hall to be a candidate in 2012 for the Hallandale Beach City Commission.

I'd appreciate it if over the holidays, you think seriously about some of the problems and matters in Hallandale Beach that most frequently trouble you and your family and neighbors.
The matters, large and small, that you personally believe present obstacles to this city having the much-higher Quality of Life that we all feel it should have NOW, but doesn't.

When I return in two weeks, I'd like to hear from you about what you've identified as problems areas and hear your own thoughts on how -as a genuine community- we might most-effectively resolve those problems for good.

Personal experience guides my own suspicion that most of the problems you're most troubled by are ones that have a few things in common: lack of genuine accountability, meaningful transparency and financial oversight at Hallandale Beach City Hall.
The very ones that I've not just been talking about for years, but actually trying to do something positive about.

I'll be contacting you in the new year with some news about my plans and my new campaign website, which will detail just some of my plans for rapidly changing the failed status quo mentality at HB City Hall, and infusing it with the sort of accountability, transparency and oversight that we've long been promised but NEVER received under the current regime.

Enjoy your time with your family over the holidays, but please keep your eyes and ears open and let me know what sort of Hallandale Beach you and your family and neighborhood want to see us be able to enjoy in the future.

For me and so many of you, that's a Hallandale Beach that's cleaner, smarter, more attractive and better-managed -with a public beach to match- that we can all take pride in enjoying.

Csaba Kulin

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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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