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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 HB's North Beach and southern Hollywood 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.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Coming here Saturday: Initial thoughts regarding The Related Group's Power Point presentation to the Hallandale Beach City Commission re The Beachwalk project, and selected comments of the public and the City Commission. Also, that long-promised blog post -yes finally!- publicly calling-out tiresome PR shill Carole Pumpian, crony capitalism mercenary. She couldn't care less about HB residents' Quality-of-Life.

Coming here Saturday: Initial thoughts regarding The Related Group's Power Point presentation to the Hallandale Beach City Commission re The Beachwalk project, and selected comments of the public and the City Commission. Also, that long-promised blog post -yes finally!- publicly calling-out tiresome PR shill Carole Pumpian, crony capitalism mercenary. She couldn't care less about HB residents' Quality-of-Life.
Which, of course, makes her not unlike many -if not most- of the other business geniuses on the "Board of Directors" at the cliquish Hallandale Beach Chamber of Commerce, who in no way actually represent the needs or desires of the majority of Hallandale Beach's residents or business owners, but who, for obvious reasons, are at great pains to hide that fact to the extent possible, lest companies, developers and business groups interested in the city realize that there's no real point in talking to them because they are, in effect, a circular firing squad.
And even worse, a circular firing squad that talks largely amongst themselves, with no genuine support in the community at large after all their years of trying to put their personal and own business interests over the entire community.


With an election in less than five months for three of the five seats on the Hallandale Beach City Commission, and with three identifiably pro-transparency, pro-financial accountability candidates running in November who have seen for themselves over the years what the ardently -dare I say zealous- pro-Joy Cooper, pro-Rubber Stamp Crew Chamber of Commerce honchos have repeatedly said and done to put their own personal business interests over the entire community, me, my intuition tells me that karma is going to be a real bitch.


Yes, the very same Hallandale Beach Chamber of Commerce group who had a president in the past five years who, at an event at HB City Hall, not only didn't know, but didn't believe me when I said that the city had a municipal swimming pool less than four blocks from City Hall. 
But this being poorly-run Hallandale Beach, of course, there wasn't then -and still isn't- a directional sign located on busy U.S.-1/S. Federal Highway for the swimming pool!


Yes, Related Group, that's the caliber of well-informed geniuses at the Chamber you're using to try to ram this project through, though to be honest, it's more like they're using you.
Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.



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