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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Video: Local10's Glenna Milberg examines an ethical & financial problem in Hallandale Beach that I've been writing about for over 3 years re Comm. Anthony A. Sanders, who KEEPS stonewalling the public; Keith London: "Broward Inspector General closing in on Hallandale Beach, Mayor Cooper and Vice Mayor Sanders"




actsofsedition video:  Local10/Miami: "City's pricey purchase." 
On July 26, 2012, Local10 reporter Glenna Milberg went to Hallandale Beach to learn more details about the curious case involving Pastor and City Comm. Anthony A. Sanders' rushed sale of his and his wife's property at 501 N.W. 1st Avenue to the city in 2009 -when the city had ZERO written plans for what it would actually do with the property afterwards!- for about $89,000 more than it was actually worth. Sanders continues to stonewall Hallandale Beach taxpayers about the exact details of this deal as he has now for over three years, and he refused to speak with Milberg on Thursday. Outside of the city-owned property that the city now receives $10 a year in rent for, Mayor Joy Cooper's explanation was unconvincing for HB taxpayers. Three years later she continues to hem and haw when asked simple questions -and to defend the indefensible- as she still can't logically explain what the rush was to buy the property at a higher price, esp. if there was no definite plan in place. It was left to Comm. Keith London -the only vote against the purchase and Cooper's re-election opponent in November- to again explain why this deal was so egregious from HB taxpayer's point of view. It's just one of the dozens of inexplicable and nonsensical things that I've personally observed with Hallandale Beach taxpayer or CRA funds under Mayor Cooper's reign since I moved here. This time, it's drawn the full attention of Broward County Inspector General John W. Scott, who wants the commissioners to explain to him and his agents what actually happened and why. Uploaded July 27, 2012. http://youtu.be/XlOgkrL9CWI
(In case you didn't recognize him, the other individual interviewed at the property by Glenna Milberg  is Josh BrownIf you forgot what the story with him was, go back to my April 12th blog post titled, An IG investigation! Finally! Plus, more curious CRA matters to ponder - William Gjebre in BrowardBulldog: Broward Inspector General's office zeroing-in on Hallandale Beach after numerous reports re city's curious CRA loans and land purchases with no written plan in place for the latter http://hallandalebeachblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/ig-investigation-finally-plus-more.html
 Per that post, you might reasonably ask, whatever became of Brown's failed attempt to commit fraud against the Broward Democratic Black Caucus? I don't know, you might want to ask Broward State's Attorney Mike SatzThat's his job.)
Friday morning I received the following email from Comm. Keith London about the segment with WPLG-TV's Glenna Milberg, above.


Keith S. London - City Commissioner Hallandale Beach
Broward Inspector General closing in on Hallandale Beach,
Mayor Cooper 
and Vice Mayor Sanders
_________________________________________________________
Your Tax Dollars at Work
What every citizen and taxpayer in Hallandale Beach should know about the purchase of Vice Mayor Sanders' property by Mayor Cooper and Bill Julian:
  • The “special” meeting (read minutes from that meeting) to purchase the property was held upstairs behind closed doors in a room far away from the public view.
  • The purchase was NEVER on a listed agenda with all the appraisals provided to the public to this day.
  • In addition, Mayor Cooper and Bill Julian voted and approved the purchase under “OTHER” in the secret meeting. They spent $235,000 on “OTHER”!
  • Commissioner Keith London was the only NO vote.
  • Besides “appraisal shopping”, here is another fact:
    "Mayor Cooper, you conveniently forgot to mention that the sale closed within hours of the vote. In what world other than yours, Mayor, do closing documents get produced and the check clear the bank in less than 12 hours?"
  • Question: "Mayor Cooper, what have you done with the property in the last 3 years?"
  • You leased it to another one of your buddies for 10 dollars per year!
  • That’s good business. Thanks for looking out for the taxpayer, Mayor Cooper!
Keeping you informed,
Keith
Commissioner Keith S. London
Phone: 954-494-3182
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613 Oleander Drive
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
email: keith@keithlondon.comwww.keithlondon.com
Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Keith S. London for Hallandale Beach Mayor, Non Partisan
I'm reprinting this from above in case it is hard to read:

Your Tax Dollars at Work
What every citizen and taxpayer in Hallandale Beach should know about the purchase of Vice Mayor Sanders' property by Mayor Cooper and Bill Julian:

The “special” meeting (read minutes from that meeting) to purchase the property was held upstairs behind closed doors in a room far away from the public view.
The purchase was NEVER on a listed agenda with all the appraisals provided to the public to this day.
In addition, Mayor Cooper and Bill Julian voted and approved the purchase under “OTHER” in the secret meeting. They spent $235,000 on “OTHER”!
Commissioner Keith London was the only NO vote.
Besides “appraisal shopping”, here is another fact:
"Mayor Cooper, you conveniently forgot to mention that the sale closed within hours of the vote. In what world other than yours, Mayor, do closing documents get produced and the check clear the bank in less than 12 hours?"
Question: "Mayor Cooper, what have you done with the property in the last 3 years?"
You leased it to another one of your buddies for 10 dollars per year!
That’s good business. Thanks for looking out for the taxpayer, Mayor Cooper!
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Chaz Stevens' Acts of Sedition blog: http://www.myactsofsedition.com/
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