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"WHY DO THEY NEED THAT IN THE BROWARD COUNTY CHARTER?"
"Laws and Constitutions go for nothing where the general sentiment is corrupt." -New York Times, September 22, 1851
"Why do they need that in the Broward County charter?"-Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper at April 2, 2008 HB City Commission meeting in discussing possible inclusion of Broward County Charter Review Commission's proposal for Ethics Commission to deal with Broward County Commission on November 2008 ballot.
Six YEARS after the county's voters had overwhelmingly passed an amendment to the County charter requiring its adoption, the Broward County Commission had yet to live up to its legal responsibility. That's why!
Ms. Eisinger stated that the format of Strong Mayor or Elected Executive is that that Mayor is in charge. She stated in certain circumstances it could work well, but she can’t support it because you don’t know who is going to be that Mayor, and it is going to be left up to the Electorate.
She explained that sometimes the voters don’t always know who is the most qualified. She advised that it becomes a popularity contest and who runs the best campaign, and is not necessarily the most qualified.
Broward League of Cities President Debby Eisenger sent out an email to non-profit groups in Broward, urging them to complain -- if they so wish-- about the coming new public ethics law.
It was sent to "various non-profits,'' League Executive Director Rhonda Calhoun told her mass e-mail list recipients.
"I've already seen people backing off from being involved in charity," said Cooper City Mayor Debbie Eisinger.
CBS4 News video: Correspondent Carey Codd speaks with Broward's new Inspector General, John W. Scott, on his responsibilities in a county that has seen a tremendous number of corrupt county and municipal elected officials. September 14, 2011. http://broward.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?clip_id=700