Wednesday night's HB City Comm. mtg. re the gory details of Marcum LLP's audit of the City of Hallandale Beach and its entrenched anti-Sunshine, anti-taxpayer cultureI'll have more news to share about the Marcum LLP report on Hallandale Beach City Hall over the next few days, not only my own individual take and that of other outraged HB residents, but also the lame and preposterous excuses that were predictably trotted-out by Mayor Joy Cooper and her Rubber Stamp Crew -and City Manager Mark A. Antonio- on why they weren't aware of SO MANY TROUBLING EPISODES that were like exploding emergency flares being fired off into the night sky.
Episodes that were largely ignored by Mayor Cooper, Dotty Ross, William "Bill" Julian and Anthony A. Sanders, all of whom had a moral duty to look out for the long-term financial interests of HB taxpayers -but didn't.
Frankly, you could add up all their efforts, individually and collectively, and it might barely fill a sewing thimble, which is a real indictment of their lack of their seriousness, their general unfitness for office, and their laissez-faire attitude, with some barely awake at some meetings.
Yes, the Marcum findings, somewhat superficial as they necessarily were, due to what the powers-that-be at HB City Hall didn't want them to do or discover -fraud, for instance- were the logical consequence of the Commission's chronic lack of oversight, a hole in the security fence that city employees have come to take advantage of for years, like a sleeping watchdog.
But before I get around to posting my impression on that very long night in a few days, I wanted to first post this copy of an email I wrote and sent to Comm. Keith London Wednesday afternoon, about two hours before that night's City Commission meeting, where the Marcum report was, of course, the main subject du jour.
I meant to post it online before heading over to the 7 p.m. meeting, but was having more trouble than usual with the Google Chrome OS crashing over-and-over, and after reaching the point of frustration, just gave up on the idea, grabbed something to eat and headed over to HB City Hall.