If you are on Facebook, you can’t help but notice supporters of marriage equality are wearing red today or have changed their profile to the red letter E. The City of Tamarac has many residents that are in same-sex relationships, yet do not enjoy the same legal rights as their neighbors.
How many times have we heard about the former Vice-Mayor, Ed Portner, tearing his toupee off of his head, and throwing it at the Mayor, Joe Schreiber? How about the numerous times the sexual harassment complaints against two commission members were revisited?
Tamarac residents need to compare the cost of a special election to the salary and benefits of a commissioner who is required to remain in office until 2014 who literally works less than than five hours a week.
Despite finding out the truth about the real cost of a recall election, Patte Atkins-Grad continued to mislead residents on her new website www.TamaracTruth.com in which she says the amount was $200,000.
The walls of desperation must have been surrounding Tamarac City Commissioner Patte Atkins-Grad in her final two days convincing residents to sign petitions to recall her from office.
But it was too late for her. Atkins-Grad burned so many bridges with friends and neighbors, that once staunch allies who tried reasoning with her to resign with some measure of dignity, had lost all hope when their words fell on deaf ears.
Tamarac Commissioner Patte Atkins-Grad has a new supporter in fellow Commissioner John Sims from Cooper City who posts under the name, FL Homestead Svcs on Facebook. Sims may be posting under his company’s name in an attempt to avoid the controversy that surrounded him after he posted this racist remark in November under his own name:
Ms Atkins-Grad, you took the felon’s money and you didn’t deny it in your criminal trial and you took it for personal gain for a car and for a party and then when your collegues and others asked you about it, when other people asked you, ‘How can you afford to buy the BMW?’ You lied to them.
Resident and local Criminal Defense Attorney says there is no place in Tamarac for the stink of corruption in Tamarac and asks for Commissioner Patricia Atkins-Grad’s resignation.
Residents in the City of Tamarac now get to see what is going on in city hall and they don’t have to leave their homes to find out.
Call it the final step in “transparency” in local government.
At Wednesday night’s City Commissioner meeting, recently appointed Vice Mayor Harry Dressler read a statement he prepared asking newly reinstated Commissioner Patte Atkins-Grad to step down.
You don’t need a calender to know that tax season is around the corner, just follow the snipe signs.
If you aren’t familiar with the term “snipe signs” they’re those pesky little signs on sticks that businesses that are too cheap to advertise through other means use to infiltrate our neighborhoods and streets.
Deerfield Beech political writer and activist filed an ethics complaint with the State of Florida against suspended Tamarac Commissioner Patte Atkins-Grad
Stevens who initially filed the complaints which led to the arrest and conviction of Deerfield Beach Commissioner Sylvia Poitier, Deerfield Beach Commissioner Steve Gonot, and Deerfield Beach Mayor Al Capellini
Due to being found “Not Guilty,” by a jury, another set of dominoes has been set in motion. When, and if, Governor Rick Scott reinstates Atkins-Grad to her District Two Commission seat, then the people of the City of Tamarac should be concerned about their municipal government.
Anyone who has seen or heard the latest news about the wild coyotes roaming around the Woodlands Country Club in Tamarac are led to believe that both children and pets are in grave danger of getting mauled by these animals lurking outside their homes.
Recently the Sun Sentinel and Channel 10 News were notified of a coyote problem when a pet owner believed a coyote had killed their cat.
UPDATE: Commissioner Michelle Gomez told me last night that these lights will be “Cost Neutral to the Residents” which means these will not cost the city one cent. This is good news because they are planning on approving these today and we will hold them to these 20 free lights at no cost to our residents.
This has been an exciting election season where we have a few winners and losers that affect our part of South Florida. Have any to add?
Are residents in the City of Tamarac getting the number of officers to protect them as stated in their contract with Broward Sheriff’s Office? Allegations have surfaced that residents are routinely getting ripped off by Tamarac BSO, leaving areas neglected by little police presence.
To get a feel for what people are thinking, we’ve created a poll. Why not? CBS, FOX and CNN have their polls. There’s also the Washington Post-ABC poll. Let’s not forget the Rasmusen, Gallup and the Quinnipiac polls.
Absentee ballots were mailed out this week to Tamarac residents and the rest of Broward County. They are such a convenience, especially for this election where there are 12 Constitutional Amendments to peruse. This way you aren’t holding people up in line trying to read through all of them.
The other day I received a letter from the City Manager in Tamarac and got very excited.
Was he was reinstating me to that committee that Commissioner Harry Dressler kicked me off of?