Tamarac Mayor Beth Flansbaum-Talabisco Returns to Running the City After Being Reinstated by Governor Rick Scott

Beth Flansbaum-Talabisco is welcomed back to the City Chambers to a standing ovation

Mayor Beth Flansbaum-Talabisco officially returned to her post on Wednesday morning to a standing ovation from friends and supporters at the Tamarac City Commission Meeting.

“You’re late for work!” Woodlands Resident Stan Sudler yelled from the back to much laughter and applause.

Flansbaum-Talabisco was presiding over her first city commission meeting after being reinstated by Governor Rick Scott on Tuesday.

This was following charges that were later dismissed against her by Broward Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Imperato who ruled there was no evidence that she received any personal benefit from the Chaits, a controversial father and son team of developers.

Flansbaum-Talabisco was in great spirits today being back on the dais

Coral Springs Mayor Roy Gold was in attendance as well as Commissioner Claudette Bruck and representatives from Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter’s and State Senator Jeremy Ring’s office.

“I have been vindicated. The charges were baseless and have been dismissed,” said Flansbaum-Talabisco. ” Now it’s time to move forward.  I can say with a full heart there’s no place I’d rather be than on this dais with all of you.”

Seats are now shuffled as acting Mayor Pamela Bushnell, who filled in for the past year, was thanked for her outstanding job and took her prior position back as commissioner of District One, while Marion Swenson will no longer be commissioner.     Photos were changed in the commission chambers to reflect the reinstatement.  Even the agenda was quickly changed to have Mayor Beth Talabisco’s name written on top.

Unfortunately, the Broward State Attorney’s Office is appealing Judge Imperato’s ruling, wasting more of our taxpayer’s money.  This isn’t over for the residents of Tamarac or Broward County in time or money.   Mike Satz and his office should just drop the appeal and start chasing some real criminals.

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac and to give resident’s a forum. We are not affiliated with the City of Tamarac. That’s why this site can be occasionally opinionated and obviously open.


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  • woody72

    The biggest question has yet to be answered. There is sworn testimony under oath, that Talabisco claimed to be against the development before the secret meeting with the Chait’s. Is the Mayor going to call these people liars and ask for a perjury prosecution?

    Also, having a judge with the same political backers toss out the charges is not the same as being declared innocent by a jury.

    • HanSolo

      Woody – their are no more questions. The sworn testimony you refer to is actually statements by Mainlands residents. I read those statements and the court found them to be less than credible. A desperate attempt at the last minute by the prosecution to bolster a weak case which should never have been brought by the SAO. As an aside the woman who gave one of the statements is a longtime friend/aquaintance/cohort of County Commissioner Ilene Leiberman. Even you must be fascinated by all the connections to Leiberman in this pathetic little drama? Everyone is wrong in this as far as you are concerned, now the judge too? Baseless cases don’t make it to a jury, this is how our system works, you don’t like it move to Canada or Mexico. It’s time for you to look for others to blame for your problems. If you can’t find anyone you can always clean Sharon’s house or fix her car!