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Big Mouths Need Not Apply

Big Mouths Need Not Apply

The City of Tamarac is presently seeking City of Tamarac residents to voluntarily serve on their advisory boards and committees. Apply only if you don’t publicly disagree with how your officials run your city.

Failure to do so will result in termination of your volunteer position.

A Conservative Spotted in Coral Springs

A Conservative Spotted in Coral Springs

One of our eagle-eyed readers spotted this rare sighting at the Sportsplex in Coral Springs.

In a part of South Florida that’s predominately liberal, someone found a conservative and shared it with Tamarac Talk today.

If I Were the Queen of Tamarac

If I Were the Queen of Tamarac

Term limit all homeowner association president and officers. These HOA’s officers have been running their neighborhoods for decades. We need fresh new blood in these communities and the constant complaint I hear is that no one wants to take their place. The problem is, I don’t think they really want to let go of their positions. I say, after five years of serving on an HOA, you’re history.

Panhandlers are a Danger to our Residents and Themselves

Panhandlers are a Danger to our Residents and Themselves

Last week while driving through the intersection of Commercial Boulevard and University Drive, I saw a group of teenage boys walking in and out of traffic holding football helmets while asking for money. Were they part of a school football team? There was nothing printed anywhere that had their team name.

Tamarac Parks Still Closed on Mondays

Tamarac Parks Still Closed on Mondays

Parents, since Broward County schools are closed this week, don’t plan on visiting a Tamarac park this Monday. In fact, go visit any neighboring city park except Tamarac where you will find all facilities open to the public. Back in 2010, the City of Tamarac was faced with a $4.7 million budget gap so they […]

The Stupidity of Local Law Enforcement

The Stupidity of Local Law Enforcement

By Guest Columnist Keith Pounds I have to include a short note on the recent episode of the Florida State Trooper chasing a local police officer from Miami-Dade County. I’ve taken the time to watch the entire video, so before you comment make sure you watch it too. While even the media pundits are still […]

Something Stinks about Miami Police’s Beef with FHP

Something Stinks about Miami Police’s Beef with FHP

Things are starting to really stink in the City of Miami versus Florida Highway Patrol feud. Literally. On Saturday, a Miami City commissioner-turned-trooper discovered that five gallons of human excrement had been poured over his car while it was sat outside his Miami home leading many to speculate if this was in retaliation to the […]

Teed Off About Potential Golf Course Purchase

Teed Off About Potential Golf Course Purchase

Who knew that the City of Tamarac was in the golf business?  While east Tamarac has two empty golf courses sitting near the Mainlands and Sabal Palm, the City has decided that it wants to buy one of Colony West’s courses for $3 million dollars to preserve green space. What about the brown spaces out […]

City of Tamarac: Give our Money Back

City of Tamarac: Give our Money Back

Budget cuts as a result of lost revenue have made the City of Tamarac close our parks every Monday, with no plans to revert to the former schedule. It’s no wonder why I found today’s story in the Sun-Sentinel about cities hoarding extra rainy day cash so upsetting.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, Tamarac has $24.5 million dollars in unreserved funds. This amount is in excess of 75% of it’s total annual expenditures of $32.6 million for 2010. It goes on to say that the recommended minimum of the Government Finance Officers Association is about 17% of it’s annual expenditures. To clarify, this means that Tamarac is holding on to over $19 million in excess reserve funds.

What Type of Facebook User Are You?

What Type of Facebook User Are You?

I compiled a list of different types of Facebook users based on what they share. Let me remind you, just in case a few of my friends “de-friend” me on Facebook, that I have been guilty of a few of these myself.

Tamarac Parks Need to Go Green

Tamarac Parks Need to Go Green

  The City of Tamarac touts itself as being certifiably a Green City. The Florida Green Building Coalition, Inc. (FGBC) certified the City of Tamarac as a Green Local Government at the Gold level.  Only 3 cities achieved this certification in South Florida demonstration their level of commitment to the environment.  Buildings such as the […]

Tamarac has a crack problem

Tamarac has a crack problem

  Like many other cities in Broward County, Tamarac has had it’s fair share of problems including crime and declining property values.  Now this:  An over-abundance of crack. In my experience, this crime is committed by overweight men who seem oblivious that their asses are exposed.  This happened recently while watching a play at Challenger […]

Tamarac Needs More Bus Shelters from Broward County Transit

Tamarac Needs More Bus Shelters from Broward County Transit

Why aren’t more people using public transportation in Tamarac?  With gas prices at their highest in years, riding a bus is still not an option that many people will choose.  Unlike other major cities in the United States, using a Broward County bus is not a dignified experience. One of the biggest problem are the […]

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