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City Commissioner’s Days Are Numbered: Volunteers to Turn Petitions in

Date posted: July 21, 2013

At Tamarac's 50th Anniversary celebration on Friday July 19th, Patte tells the audience that she is looking forward in representing them for many more anniversaries.

At Tamarac’s 50th Anniversary celebration, Atkins-Grad tells the audience that she is looking forward in representing them for many more anniversaries.

By: Sharon Aron Baron

There’s one thing you can say about residents in Tamarac.

They don’t forgive or forget.

When City Commissioner Patte Atkins-Grad escaped corruption charges by using the “naive” defense and then wanted to come back to office, this didn’t sit well with her constituents.

Although Atkins-Grad was found not guilty of eight felony charges, including bribery and unlawful compensation from father and son developers Bruce and Sean Chait, residents quickly formed the recall committee shortly after Atkins-Grad was reinstated back into office.

Patte was never naive. She has always been manipulative, condescending and used her position to always look for the ‘deal’ placing her personal interest before everyone else. Bottom line is that with Patte, it always has been all about the money.”Tamarac resident George Stroker.

On Monday, volunteers will be turning in signed petitions from the final round of the recall effort. Total amount of petitions represents 15 percent of the voters in her district.

Once validated by the Supervisor of Elections office, a judge in Broward will set the date for the recall election where voters will be asked “yes” or “no” whether she should be recalled. This will be the first time in Broward County history an elected official will ever be legally recalled.

Before this time, Atkins-Grad will have five days in which to resign saving Tamarac taxpayers the cost of a new election.

State law requires the committee get two rounds of signatures. The first round, which required 10 percent of all registered voters signatures was validated in May.

The recall Committee is a bipartisan group. They are self-funded, accepting no outside donations, hoping to prove that all citizens can take back their government through hard work and perseverance.

Residents of Tamarac can visit the City of Tamarac on Monday and show their support.

Tamarac City Hall

5:00 pm Monday,  July 22, 2013
7525 NW 88th Ave, Tamarac, FL 33321

Volunteers will be wearing green volunteer shirts and holding recall signs

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  • http://www.myactsofsedition.com/ Chaz Stevens, Genius

    I say this deserves a round of beer! And I notice Patti Lynn already has a 31 can head start!