In twenty-two more days, you'll get the chance you've wanted to take Hallandale Beach City Hall back and completely change the consistently anti-democratic, anti-taxpayer attitudes, words and policies that have emanated from there for the past ten years. Please don't waste the opportunity to finally change this city for the better and undo the YEARS of serious financial and civic damage that has been done to this city's residents and small-business owners by the ruinous policies of Joy Cooper, Bill Julian and Anthony A. Sanders. They and their unsound policies have to be defeated! October 3rd, 2012 photos by South Beach Hoosier. © 2012 Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights ReservedJust a short follow-up to my email and blog post of ten days ago on October 5th, titled, Look what I found? More photographic proof of Hallandale Beach's "business as usual" attitude. Special rules for special people named Joy Cooper, Bill Julian and Anthony A. Sanders -once again they break the rules everyone else HAS to follow; Ethics @MayorCooper, @SandersHB, @AlexLewy
At least for now...
Above, October 3rd, 2012 photos by South Beach Hoosier of 501 N.W. First Avenue, a property owned since 2009 by the City of Hallandale Beach and its beleaguered taxpayers, thus making it a building that is NOT supposed to have political campaign activity in it, or campaign signs on it. And yet it does, doesn't it, and for quite some time, too, courtesy of Joy Cooper, Bill Julian and Anthony A. Sanders. The latter sold it to the city for $235,000, more than it was actually worth, for a purpose the city didn't have then and STILL doesn't have three years later, under longtime Mayor Joy Cooper. © 2012 Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved
The three of them got to do exactly what they wanted -throw their weight around and bend the rules to their own benefit, despite what the city's own rules are.
I went by the location mid-Tuesday afternoon, more than ten days after the signs were first illegally erected there, and they'd been removed.
But this being Hallandale Beach, naturally, something else shady soon caught my eye -each of them had political yard signs on church property.
Specifically, the S.W. corner of Chuch of Christ at Hallandale Beach, and the intersection of First Avenue & S.W. 3rd Street, a well-traveled east-west secondary road.
Above and below, October 3rd, 2012 photos by South Beach Hoosier. © 2012 Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved
Yes, on the inside of the sidewalk. On church property.
It was patently ridiculous, of course, and thus, sheer Julian nerve.
Unfortunately, when I drove over there, it was too dark to snap any good photos that I can share here on my blog.
Last week, I heard from a reliable person in S.W. about yet another Julian sign problem, writ large, so last Friday, the 5th, I drove over and snapped this photo of a large over-sized campaign signs nailed to a tree at 640 S.W. First Street. Really!
No, Hallandale Beach in the year 2012 is not Davie circa 1974.
And now, Bill Julian is DESPERATE
Just as was the case in NW HB, Julian is again daring the city to try to stop him from doing what he wants.
Actually, we don't want Bill Julian back, we want him and his unethical mindset and grand sense of entitlement gone for good! October 3, 2012 photo by South Beach Hoosier. © 2012 Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved
At when lapdog Julian was around and had a vote, City Hall employees benefited completely out of proportion to reality, since the quality of city services to residents and small-business owners had actually gotten worse under Joy Cooper and her Rubber Stamp Crew, especially maintenance, as the parks and the beach became dirty, ugly and unattractive.
But now with an election in 22 days, Julian is strangely silent about all that money that was flowing out of City Hall while he was around and an official member of the Rubber Stamp Crew, just as he is silent about what taxpayers in this city have to show for all that additional money that went to City Hall that he consistently decided to waste on crony capitalism, unsound policies and overly-compensated city employees, all of whom seem to have their own city car.
I'll tell you what taxpayers have received - nothing.