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Seeing Red: Update on the Red Light Cameras in our City

Seeing Red: Update on the Red Light Cameras in our City

In August 2013, the City of Tamarac installed over 15 red light cameras. After one year of operation, I wanted to find out how they were doing.

When the city of Tamarac signed the contract with American Traffic Solution in November of 2012, the mayor and commissioners stressed that they would be installed for safety reasons, and Commissioner Michelle Gomez assured me that they would be “cost neutral.”

Will Hobby Lobby Case Force Republican Women to Abandon the GOP?

Will Hobby Lobby Case Force Republican Women to Abandon the GOP?

As a woman, few things are as disturbing as watching history unfold as progress takes a giant leap backwards. The outcome of the Hobby Lobby case has proven yet again that patriarchy, and slut-shaming, are alive and well in America, and may have women who once considered themselves moderate Republicans rethinking their votes in the upcoming elections.

With Influx of Charter Schools, Tamarac Needs Education Board

With Influx of Charter Schools, Tamarac Needs Education Board

With the influx of charter corporations wanting to move their schools into our city, Tamarac Talk asked the city commission at the May 28 meeting to establish an Education Advisory Board. Here’s why we need one…..

Right now, charter schools are treated like any other business setting up shop, and allowed in business districts like strip centers or even close to other public schools.

Tamarac Needs a Mayor and Commissioners in 2014

Tamarac Needs a Mayor and Commissioners in 2014

In 2012, two commissioners in the City of Tamarac were reelected uncontested because no one ran against them. November elections are six months away and the city of Tamarac will have three seats on the ballot, including two on the commission and one for Mayor. If you are a civic-minded resident that has an interest in our local government, consider throwing your hat into the ring, but do it soon because the qualifying period is in June.

Letter to the Attorney General: Tamarac Still Doesn’t Allow Public Comment in Meetings

Letter to the Attorney General:  Tamarac Still Doesn’t Allow Public Comment in Meetings

The City of Tamarac is willfully not allowing public comment at their public workshops and special meetings. Moreover, there is no designated section printed on their workshop or special meeting agendas indicating the time for public comment although Section 2-29 of the Code requires them to publish such information on their agenda.

The Top 10 Things We Want from Santa This Year

The Top 10 Things We Want from Santa This Year

In honor of Festivus, I was going to originally publish a story about “airing my grievances,” which falls around the same time as the fictional holiday except Michael Mayo of the Sun Sentinel already took the idea. Instead, I’ve written a Christmas list, or wish-list of sorts so maybe Santa can help us make Tamarac a better place to live. So here are a few things I’m asking Santa for this year: