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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It's time for Hallandale Beach to move forward and for the Joy Cooper era to end; Vote for logic, common sense and transparency: London, Kulin and Lazarow; Vote YES on Question #5 in Hallandale Beach, NO to Questions 1-4 & 6

Sign of the times: The no-man's land for political campaigning outside the Hallandale Beach Cultural Center where early Voting took place for a week until this past Saturday. October 30, 2012 photo by South Beach Hoosier.© 2012 Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved.

When you vote today, you don't have to "settle" for candidates with damaged ethical reputations who represent the failed policies of the past.

You can actually turn the page on those bad times in this city and do yourself, your family and your city a big favor -you can vote to empower candidates who'll be everything those Rubber Stamps weren't and never were going to be: hard-working, well-informed and not only fully aware of how accountable they are to you -not the mayor or the city's employees- but who will provide REAL oversight and ask hard questions when they are necessary.

On Tuesday you'll get your last chance to take Hallandale Beach City Hall back from the ruinous policies, practices and ethics of Joy Cooper, Bill Julian and Anthony A. Sanders, and their consistently anti-democratic, anti-taxpayer attitudes and words with your tax dollars.
Policies that have done real and lasting damage to this community.

Let me remind you of the power of a succinct argument in favor of letting common sense take up residence at City Hall.
It lies not in anything I or any of the three pro-reform candidates can say or write, it lies in your own eyes and your own memories of the very odd things that we all have all witnessed first-hand for years that you knew in your head and your heart were NOT right, were NOT fair, and were certainly NOT  well thought-out.
But they were almost always done anyway, weren't they?

Not by happenstance but by conscious choice of 3-4 people who didn't care what your common sense told you about what they were planning for this city.
Let's face it, common sense and logic have had years of losing streaks at Hallandale Beach City Hall under Mayor Cooper and her Rubber Stamps.

Most of us know that leadership does not emerge intact out of a vacuum, it needs positive encouragement. 
The positive winds of reform are at hand, but they won't take root unless you and your friends who believe in it, and who understand why it represent this area's best hopes for changing the page on this city's current toxic mix of unethical behavior, incompetent governance and reckless financial spending, vote for people who are genuinely committed to it. 

Are you willing to take a stand and be the agent for change you always thought you were, and take advantage of your chance to make a positive difference, or, are you going to play it safe yet again and vote for more of the same old status quo crew that has left our city reeling?

Don't waste the chance to finally undo the YEARS of serious financial and civic damage those three did to this city's residents and small-business owners. 
It's time to take a stand and vote for meaningful reform.

Vote for logic, common sense and transparency: London, Kulin and Lazarow.
Vote YES for Question #5 on HB Charter and NO for the others.

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