The City of Coral Springs gave tentative approval to an ordinance that regulates street solicitors at certain intersections in the city.
Basically, what it does is it bans vendors at their most busiest intersections in the city.
After Miramar and Pembroke Pines took created this ordinance, I approached the city commission to bring this forward for our city.
As I sit on my metro sectional, coffee and cigarette on my left, and my iPad on my lap, I have reason to be thankful. I am, after all, home from the military.
Still frustrated after our 2013 budget was adopted and parks in Tamarac were not opening every Monday just as they were prior to 2010, I contacted our city manager to inquire what the costs would be to open them. According to the city manager, he couldn’t give me an amount to operate the parks one additional day and told me the item would be discussed in January at the strategic planning meeting.
Most of us are taught, from a young age, that bullying is mean and unacceptable behavior. We are told, as a society, that bullying is not to be tolerated. So, why is the Tamarac Recreation Center not only tolerating bullying, but rewarding it?
In our 50th Anniversary video, Tamarac’s highest paid employee, City Manager Michael Cernech boasts about our great city, but would he ever move his family to the “City of Your Life?”
Not on your life!
The results are in for the “City of Tamarac Citizens Survey” because listening to residents concerns isn’t enough for the city. No, they had to hire Kansas company, ETC Institute to perform a survey to see how you really feel.
What concerns our residents the most in Tamarac? A question similar to this was asked to two of our finalists for the position of district two commissioner last Thursday and both gave two different answers.
For years our parks were open on Mondays and operated smoothly without the necessity of closing every Monday for cleaning. Back In 2010, in what was supposed to be a temporary budget cutting measure, all city parks were closed on Mondays. This has now become the new normal in Tamarac.
Following last week’s dispersal of an $8,000 check to basically get Patte Atkins-Grad out of Tamarac, the position for city commissioner has now been publicized on the city website.
Before she would resign, Commissioner Patte Atkins-Grad successfully managed to pull a few more bucks out of the City of Tamarac exposing everyone to the con artist she is.
On Sunday morning, as I approached the Publix at Midway Plaza in Tamarac to buy groceries, I saw two adorable little girl dressed up in cheerleading outfits in front and was wondering what they were selling. I knew I’d be suckered into buying either cookies or candy bars for their cause as I’m always a softy for little kids selling things.
I received my September issue of Money Magazine the other day and on the front cover was “Best Places to Live 2013.” As I was flipping through all the pages of ideal places to live around the country, I was hoping that Tamarac would one day be listed among them. That was before I took a drive down University and saw the red light ticket camera monstrosities being installed in our city today.
Thanks to your Mayor and city commissioners, an attempt at a quick revenue fix will soon appear in our city with the installation of red light cameras.
According to the Sun Sentinel, the first three of twenty will be installed Tamarac soon. All in the name of safety.
If you live in a Homeowners Association in Tamarac, or anywhere else in Broward County, new laws have been enacted which will affect you, your association, your financial records, and your property manager. The bills have not been sent to the Governor yet, so there is time for you to act.
Tamarac’s “Team Recall” successfully gathered enough signatures to recall Commissioner Patte Atkins-Grad during the first round of the process with 1,556 valid signatures.
By Richard N. Robbins – Recently the Tamarac City Commission moved to send the application from the Woodmont Country Club along to the Broward County Commission for their consideration. This is the second step of a long process of consideration for the redevelopment of The Pines Golf Course at Woodmont.
A land change? The chutzpah! The unmitigated gall!
There should never have been such a request, not with the covenant that exists.
Vice Mayor Harry Dressler stated that because there is no covenant he’s proposing a new covenant to protect the 27 holes of golf for 99 years. However, with a dismissive wave of his hand, his answer was that the covenant hadn’t been decided yet.
Just who are they siding with?
By Dick Brown: Unbelievable. What could they possibly of been thinking? Looked to me like 99 percent of the people spoke against the plan, but yet the commission voted unanimously to go ahead. The homeowners in Tamarac just don’t seem to matter. 90-95 percent of The Pines at Woodmont III are against building. Woodmont Country Club owner Mark Schmidt has failed both in running the golf courses and club.
Over the past few weeks in District Two of Tamarac, Florida, I have been canvassing for Petition signatures to Recall and Remove a corrupt and now ineffective City Commissioner from her elected position. Spearheaded by both a Republican and Democratic precinct captains, I wanted to make a difference and joined the small force of like-minded citizens. While political recall may have been the presenting issue, the greater principle emerged very quickly. That is what it is to be a free and proactive American.
In February, I asked Tamarac Mayor Talabisco to sign the “Mayors for the Freedom to Marry” campaign, a bipartisan coalition of Mayors who pledge to support marriage for gay and lesbian couples.