By Guest Columnist Keith Pounds I have to include a short note on the recent episode of the Florida State Trooper chasing a local police officer from Miami-Dade County. I’ve taken the time to watch the entire video, so before you comment make sure you watch it too. While even the media pundits are still […]
Things are starting to really stink in the City of Miami versus Florida Highway Patrol feud. Literally. On Saturday, a Miami City commissioner-turned-trooper discovered that five gallons of human excrement had been poured over his car while it was sat outside his Miami home leading many to speculate if this was in retaliation to the […]
Tamarac’s slogan is that it is “The city for your life.” If this were true, then why don’t more city officials actually live here? I’m not talking about the Mayor, Commissioners and the Advisory Boards. I’m interested in why directors and department heads that are on the city payroll do not want to live in […]
Who knew that the City of Tamarac was in the golf business? While east Tamarac has two empty golf courses sitting near the Mainlands and Sabal Palm, the City has decided that it wants to buy one of Colony West’s courses for $3 million dollars to preserve green space. What about the brown spaces out […]
Budget cuts as a result of lost revenue have made the City of Tamarac close our parks every Monday, with no plans to revert to the former schedule. It’s no wonder why I found today’s story in the Sun-Sentinel about cities hoarding extra rainy day cash so upsetting.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, Tamarac has $24.5 million dollars in unreserved funds. This amount is in excess of 75% of it’s total annual expenditures of $32.6 million for 2010. It goes on to say that the recommended minimum of the Government Finance Officers Association is about 17% of it’s annual expenditures. To clarify, this means that Tamarac is holding on to over $19 million in excess reserve funds.
I compiled a list of different types of Facebook users based on what they share. Let me remind you, just in case a few of my friends “de-friend” me on Facebook, that I have been guilty of a few of these myself.
The City of Tamarac touts itself as being certifiably a Green City. The Florida Green Building Coalition, Inc. (FGBC) certified the City of Tamarac as a Green Local Government at the Gold level. Only 3 cities achieved this certification in South Florida demonstration their level of commitment to the environment. Buildings such as the […]
Like many other cities in Broward County, Tamarac has had it’s fair share of problems including crime and declining property values. Now this: An over-abundance of crack. In my experience, this crime is committed by overweight men who seem oblivious that their asses are exposed. This happened recently while watching a play at Challenger […]
Did you know that the City of Tamarac has an ordinance requiring people to remove their dog poop? According to a Tamarac official it is difficult to enforce. Why? Because In order to issue a Notice of Violation, a police officer must witness the violation.
Why aren’t more people using public transportation in Tamarac? With gas prices at their highest in years, riding a bus is still not an option that many people will choose. Unlike other major cities in the United States, using a Broward County bus is not a dignified experience. One of the biggest problem are the […]