Hey Lazarow, take in a few extra NA meetings. Have a district meeting yourself. http://t.co/JGfK2qV0ie— Chaz PBRFestivusPole (@TweetsByMAOS) May 7, 2015
What happened to Hallandale Beach Commissioner Keith London? http://t.co/eq8PXDyl6Q— Chaz PBRFestivusPole (@TweetsByMAOS) May 5, 2015
I have been patiently biding my time for six months since the November city election.
Well, the days of waiting for the right time to begin the release of a mountain of Hallandale Beach and broward-centric news, information and analysis about what happened before and after the election that, unfortunately, you never read or heard about elsewhere, is coming to an end.
Not to give too much away but I can tell you with some authority that a veritable avalanche of hard cold facts is about to descend on this part of Broward and South Florida, courtesy of yours truly.
More than ever, in a highly-apathetic yet highly-tribal community like Hallandale Beach, where for far too many years there were always too few people doing any of the necessary heavy-lifting to make this a genuinely pro-reform city, where instead time and energy was spent defending self and ego and not enough old-fashioned hard work spent solving and resolving real-world problems in this very poorly-managed city, the last thing this community needed was the pro-reform people we trusted and elected to NOT do the job expected of them.
And worse, see them become arrogant, condescending and disconnected to the residents and Small Business owners and their legitimate concerns.
How have things changed for the better in the past six months?
May 8, 2015 7:39 PM
A moratorium on hotel permits was quickly shown the door this week after developers warned it would doom economic growth throughout the city.
It might have been one of the shortest moratoriums in city history, lasting only a few weeks.
At the commission's request, City Manager Renee Miller declared a moratorium April 16 to give staff time to research the impact of hotel-condo developments on nearby neighborhoods.
Read the rest of the article at:
Per the article above, and specifically the absurd comments: "I don't want to fine our residents. I want to educate our residents. I am in favor of holding off on this until we educate the public more."
Julian didn't need to be "educated" about the law -he knew he was breaking it!
Oh, you mean THAT Julian?
Getting to the point: Deerfield Beach tries to shorten public comment time
By Anne Geggis, Sun Sentinel
Step up to address the Deerfield Beach City Commission and you'd better make it snappier.
Shaving one minute off the four minutes allotted each person during the public comment period is one of the new rules proposed for City Commission meetings.
But other rules that Commissioner Joseph Miller proposed to tame what can be a colorful and lengthy part of the city's twice-monthly commission meeting did not get a receptive audience Tuesday night.
A proposal to set a flat 20-minute limit for all public comment and other rules failed. But City Commission members agreed that it might be a good idea to prohibit speakers from loaning or transferring their allotted speaking time to others.
"I'm hoping to get a little more organization," Miller said..
But Deerfield residents have a lot on their minds.
Tuesday's topics for the public comment period included fears of soil poisoning by big agribusinesses, Hallandale Beach's threat to Deerfield Beach as the laughingstock of Broward County, and the cost of Broward Fire Rescue. Resident Joe Hines is a regular at the lectern on that topic — bringing a garden hose with him last month to demonstrate how he believes the city is getting hosed on its public safety contracts.
Resident Kathy Naggi said she doesn't think the public has been demanding too much air time.
"To me, 45 minutes to listen to the taxpayers and the citizens is no big deal," she said.
The resolution will be up for more discussion at the next meeting May 19.
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