BROOK DEFEATS STRADLING

55% Vote against Mayor Sommerer Pathetic Voter Turnout as a Result of No Effort by City With a pathetic 6.76% of the voting population turning out  at the municipal election Coral Springs, a message was sent to the City Commissioners: You have lulled us to sleep! Only 4,557 out of 67,440 voters decided the outcome of the city election for 3 positions.Scott Brook defeated incumbent  Bill Stradling.  Bill was one of the 5 commissioners that voted to ignore the term limit law of 8 years. Scott Brook will add some new energy to a stagnant partisan city commission,  only if…

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The idiots guide to the city of coral springs march 12 election Part 2

In the previous article “The Idiots Guide to the Coral Springs March 12 Election (part 1), I discussed reasons why not to vote the current city commissioners back in office. The main reason was that the current city commissioners and mayor changed the people’s referendum on term limits thereby making themselves eligible for this election. This main point above all others is why this election is really important. Government officials can’t change the rules to suit themselves. Not even city officials. So what must  us idiots do now, since the election will be held on March 12? First we must…

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ANTHRAX, ANT TRACKS, AMTRAK

My mother called me up the other day hysterical. She had heard something on the news about Ant Tracks and she wanted to know if I had any of them in my house. Apparently , some terrorist released Ants at a building in Boca Raton, and since I am only several miles away, maybe I was to be infected. “It’s Anthrax” I replied, “Not Ant Tracks”. “Whatever” she said. ” Be careful anyway”. I started to think about this whole ordeal and began to understand what my mother’s last comment really signified. Perhaps through all of this hysteria, whatever, is…

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The idiots guide to the city of coral springs march election. Part 1

Most People don’t realize just how important a municipal election really is . Even though federal elections are considered serious matters, it is really the city elections where we can be most affected by who gets elected. That is not to say that the election of a President of our country is not more important, but it is the city officials that can have a big say as to how we live day to day. Consider for a moment just how many aspects of our lives the city government really  has control over. They run the police force and fire…

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NO MORE HONDA CLASSIC IN CORAL SPRINGS

GOOD RIDDANCE: CITY SAVES 2.7 Million Tiger Woods never liked to play here anyway. by Howard Melamed 11/06/2001The City of Coral Springs announce last night that the Honda Classic will be having their last tournament in March 2002. The Tournament Players Association match will be moved to West Palm Beach for 2003. As a result of the cancellation, the City will be saving more than $2.7 million dollars over the next 20 years. According to Mike Levenson, City Manager,  the Honda Classic was brought in to place Coral Springs on the map and to kick start the Radisson resort hotel…

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Coral Springs City Commission Meeting: SAME OLD SAME OLD

It was absolutely fantastic. The most boring show on Television last night was the City Commission Meeting. Nothing worth mentioning was on the agenda.  We should all be proud of it since everything seems to be back to normal following the September 11 attack. I sat through the whole meeting.  Sally James, a reporter from the Sun Sentinel commented to me that she couldn’t understand why I show up at these boring meetings. After all, she had to because she got paid for it.  This is really my non-job that pays me nothing. A few weeks ago I had an…

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