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Thursday, July 12, 2012

A new voice for civic engagement in 2012: BetterBroward; World Shocked over Firing of Lifeguard Tomas Lopez in Hallandale Beach, FL; a WPLG-TV video connects-the-dots on the extent of the city's negligence in public oversight

North Beach lifeguard stand, Hallandale Beach, FL. May 30, 2012 photo by South Beach Hoosier© 2012 Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved

The following is the first post of a new website that's been created by my friend and fellow
Hallandale Beach civic activist Chad Lincoln, a concerned citizen with a very strong desire for genuine financial accountability and transparency in public policy decision-making in a city that has seen precious little of either the past ten years, and who, like me and many of the others whose names I've mentioned here frequently, is unwilling to stand on the sidelines and let the status quo crowd continue to keep this city under their cynical thumb.

I encourage you to take a look at what he's written since it's a topic that we've not only all been
discussing for a week straight now, but also because he and I are among many concerned
residents of this city who realize that this whole incident at the beach recently could well have
had a much more tragic ending.

It also only underscores the extent to which basic oversight responsibilities of the HB City
Commission on a whole host of issues have been effectively outsourced to Mayor Cooper and the various city managers to decide for them, with 3 of the 4 elected commissioners -Ross, Sanders, Lewy- largely reduced to the role of Rubber Stamps, a role that that, oddly enough, they seem more than happy with, though it's NOT exactly my idea of checks and balances in a democracy.

Better Broward -The Voice of  Reason in Hallandale Beach

World Scrutinizes Hallandale Beach, Channel 10 News Discredits Mayor Cooper

Chad expects the site to be up on WordPress within the week.

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#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 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 way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

Abençoado por Deus e bonito por natureza!✨ ������

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View of Rio De Janeiro from my room.

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