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 […]