Above, three-quarters of the 2010 version of the Hallandale Beach Rubber Stamp Crew that has made this ocean-side South Florida community with so much potential, a dysfunctional and perennial laughing-stock, in large part by keeping its own citizen taxpayers in the dark and on the outside looking in, while Mayor Joy Cooper and then-City Manager Mike Good did whatever they pleased. And soon, finally, here on this blog, you'll read exactly what the actual cost of their consistent bad choices, collective inattention to detail and complete unwillingness to perform basic oversight functions of their office will end up costing this city's beleaguered taxpayers for decades to come: millions more than necessary. Above, as they appeared in a 2008 political campaign flyer, left-to-right: William "Bill" Julian, Dotty Ross and Joy Cooper. Missing Rubber Stamp: Anthony A. Sanders. Fortunately for Hallandale Beach voters, Cooper, Julian and Sanders are all running this year, so we can make sure that their woeful and crippling track record at City Hall gets the over-due punishment it has long deserved -a firm boot to the curb.
Over the coming days and weeks, heretofore unknown details and facts regarding former Hallandale Beach City Managers R.J. Intindolaand Mike Good will finally be spilled and made public here on my blog that tell you more than you could've ever imagined about how these two individuals took FULL ADVANTAGE of the longtime lack of prudent oversight by the Hallandale Beach City Commission, to, essentially, rip-off Hallandale Beach taxpayers to the tune of MILLIONS of dollars, thru a defined benefit pension system the two pushed, created and maintained. which will personally net them more in payments than they actually "earned" thru their years working for the city.
Once again, Hallandale Beach's citizen taxpayers are forced to try to make sense of the inexplicable that has become our norm the past ten years.