About Sharon Aron Baron:
I’m a graduate of Texas State University with a degree in Journalism and created Tamarac Talk in 2011 to be a voice of the people of Tamarac. There isn’t one publication in our city that allows news and editorial quite like this. Tamarac Talk has brought many issues into the forefront that has initiated change in our city. First, by getting the commission to broadcast city commission workshops and meetings to the public. As a citizen, if you cannot make it to a meeting because you work or cannot drive. Now you can watch it online. Watch meetings here. As the co-organizer of the committee to Recall Commissioner Patte Atkins-Grad, communication through Tamarac Talk subscribers and readers, and of course, the tireless work of all of our volunteers during the petition effort helped remove Commissioner Patte Atkins-Grad who eventually resigned.
There is still so much work to be done to make this a great city and it’s not going to come from expensive surveys, a public art program, or with video contests. We have to clean it up and convince our commission that a beautification committee is much more important to our property values than public art. That buying up land for a future retail center is a huge gamble with our tax money. Installing red light cameras on our intersections is taxation without representation, with no justification at all for doing so. Our parks are still closed on Mondays. and if we don’t have the money, we need to find the money.
If our city doesn’t look well-maintained or if we are short-changing our services, families will look elsewhere to buy. When families don’t buy here, our schools become under-enrolled (Challenger Elementary and Tamarac Elementary) and our businesses in the area lose. It all starts with making this city look clean and beautiful and no piece of public art is going to cover that up.
Sharon Aron Baron
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Tamarac, which is located in Broward County has a population of 60,000 people. Tamarac was once an active adult community of single family homes in the early 1960s when a young millionaire named Ken Behring came from the Midwest, bought up all the land and then started to build.
The city’s first development is east of State Road 7 and the boundaries stretch west all the way to the Sawgrass Expressway. Tamarac residents can easily access the Sawgrass as well as the Florida Turnpike, and I-95. When people think of Tamarac, they think “retirement community,” but this isn’t so any more. Many younger families have made Tamarac their home and now the City has an average resident age of 45 and greater diversity than ever before.
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