Monday mtg = long-overdue day 4 #HallandaleBeach #HollywoodFL to criticize state pols working AGAINST thr interests! https://t.co/hXVjE8oLrs pic.twitter.com/LToGRArWZM— HallandaleBeachBlog (@hbbtruth) June 16, 2017
Monday's important meeting offers long-overdue opportunities for Hollywood and Hallandale Beach residents/elected officials to say critical things to local state officials who constantly work AGAINST their best-interests.
Like FL state Rep. Shevrin Jones voting against Florida's Sunshine Laws that ensure transparency and accountability.
As most of you know by now, I was an eyewitness two weeks ago to the very contentious meeting at Hollywood City Hall regarding the City of Hollywood's presentation to the public about their new proposed rules re vacation rentals.
A few hours later, I added some much-needed facts and context I had written in my notepad but had neglected to include in my original blog post that many of you received via an email.
If you didn't see the updated version, please see it now at
Wed.'s veritable trainwreck of a mtg. in #HollywoodFL re a VacationRental Ordinance Amend. at City Hall.
I mention this because on Monday, I was looking again at the email I received last week from Terry Cantrell, head of the HLCA -see below- and Tuesday from the City of Hollywood and noticed something that I hadn't seen before:
the contact info for the public meeting in Hallandale Beach next Monday night with local state legislators, where the subject of vacation rentals is sure to come up and be argued over.
Do you have any idea if the Jennifer Gottlieb listed here as working for the FL Senate -and presumably state Sen. Gary Farmer- is THE Jennifer Gottlieb, or simply another woman with the same name?
Since I was traveling and away from the area for two years, it's possible nearly everyone but me knows the answer to this, but none of the people I've asked so far could say so one way or the other.
I'm asking because the Jennifer Gottlieb who was formerly on the Broward School Board was NOT one of my favorite people, and was a frequent target of mine on my blog of fact-filled news regarding her latest public policy antics, attempts at misdirection, and splitting of hairs on matters involving ethics and public accountability.
Like these posts from 2010 and 2011:
No, the buck never ever stopped with her.
My fact-filled blog posts that posed inconvenient questions/facts JG and Ann Murray and their colleagues wished to ignore, and more recent ones about the awful/mendacious words and actions that the Broward School Board has done under Supt. Robert Runcie on the behalf of kids, parents and Broward taxpayers -and their and our collective future- are one of the reasons that I'm BLOCKED on Twitter from accessing and commenting on
They prefer their fact-challenged spin to context, nuance and doses of reality.
Broward County @browardschools & @RobertwRuncie provide their #BlockList but don't specify who is doing the blocking pic.twitter.com/3xDdnf2Lkp— Angela Greben (@AngelaGreben) January 29, 2016
@hbbtruth @AngelaGreben @GlennaOn10 @Buddynevins I tried to educate him. Didn't work.So did Mike M. Then he went over to the dark side.— Charlotte Greenbarg (@CGreenbarg) January 29, 2016
Any insight from anyone who actually knows the answer about this JG question would be greatly appreciated.
I'll have some pointed thoughts and questions to share with you about that Monday night meeting -and its hosts- as well as remind you of some of the #facts and #issues likely to come up at it, posted on my blog on Saturday, so please check here by Noontime Saturday.
That will likely include "correcting" some things that state Rep. Joe Geller, the subject of many posts here on the blog the past few years re his curious and troubling choice of words, actions and ethics the past few years, has already been saying things publicly in Hallandale Beach that might surprise many of you who have actually been following the news in Tallahassee and pride yourself on knowing the #facts.
I probably am not shocking you when I tell you that having seen him in action myself recently, Geller's recounting of #reality and #facts in the past Florida legislative session, to say nothing of an individual legislator's original intent with a bill, or a member's rationale for votes or trends and the larger scheme of things in Tallahassee, is far different than yours and mine.And most every other Florida legislator who was actually there, too.
Yes, for Joe Geller, as well as Shevrin Jones, facts remain a troublesome thing.
From: Hollywood Lakes Civic Assn.
Date: Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 11:18 AM
Subject: Town Hall Meeting Upcoming
Subject: Town Hall Meeting Upcoming