Local Resident Asks for Tamarac Commissioner’s Resignation

Attorney Alvin Entin

Attorney Alvin Entin

We are being asked by some, “Why are you picking on Patte Atkins Grad, wasn’t she vindicated by a jury?”

The answer is simply that no one is picking on her, she was far from vindicated, and that her continued “service” as our City Commissioner is an embarrassment to us as her constituents and to the City.

Patte Atkins Grad was not vindicated, she never denied taking money and a car in return for her vote, instead, her defense was she was too stupid to understand she was being bribed. A jury, at Christmas, acquitted her, based on their statements, because they believed she was “dumb as a rock” and may have been taken advantage of by her benefactors. They fully believed she had taken the bribes and had performed for the Chaits liked a trained seal.

In any event she did it, and she does not belong on a Commission making decisions for us on matters like taxation, land use or the future of the City.

Even if you believe her defense, she admits a lack of capacity to make intelligent decisions which is also a basis to seek her removal.

She is seeking her attorneys fees and back pay. Thats not our issue. Let her have that and go.

We need to rise up as one and let her know that, as Vice Mayor Dressler so eloquently stated at the last Commission meeting, she is a disgrace on all of us and the only decent thing she can do is resign.

There is no place for the stink of corruption in Tamarac.

Alvin Entin is a partner at Entin & Della Fera, Attorneys At Law where he has practiced Civil Litigation and Criminal Law since 1970. He is heading up the Recall Patte Atkins-Grad page – Fight Tamarac Corruption page on Facebook and on Twitter and will be organizing a petition drive at area clubhouses.  You can reach him at aentin@hotmail.com

  • Laurie G

    I don’t feel bad for Atkins Grad at all…I have read the news about her and I just reviewed the commission meeting and there is no reason why she should be hanging on to her position like she is. She is doing our city no good and thinking only of herself by staying on. Here we have two women as commissioners affected by strokes!!!! One that has no memory and one that can’t make decisions. Why isn’t she listening to the residents that spoke and why isn’t she resigning? The other commissioner that we had was very good and very able and she should be put back up there…our city needs help…desperate help and we don’t need need one person running the show…or two which I noticed it was the Mayor and Harry Dressler up there. What do I know, I’m just a resident…..

  • SaveTheMainlands

    Harry Dressler’s indignation is coming FIVE or SIX years to late. It was reported and testified to that the Chaits were given free access to City Hall. I find it hard to believe that anyone could work in that environment on a daily basis and not know something was going on.

    Question to Dressler: How could you not know this was going on?