Citizens Police Academy

The Coral Springs Police Department is now taking applications for participants in the 27th Class of the Citizens Police Academy.     The Academy begins on September 19, 2007 and ends with graduation on December 17, 2007.     Classes are held on Wednesday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Public Safety Building. Established in June 1994, the Citizens Police Academy offers participants an inside look at law enforcement operations and an opportunity for hands-on experience in various areas of police work that are covered in the curriculum.     The Citizens Police Academy is open to any…

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city commissioners Vote themselves an extended stay in office Declare: Public Has no Right to Vote

The story so far: The Coral Springs city commissioners made a mistake in 1994 when they asked the Citizens of Coral Springs if they wanted to limit city commissioners (including the Mayor) to no more than 8 consecutive years in office.  The Citizens voted for this change to the charter and the new ‘Law’ came into effect March 1996. What the city commissioners really wanted to have us vote on was that there should be a limit of 8 consecutive years of service for any city commissioners other than themselves.  So the city commissioners are simply changing the ‘Law’ that…

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CORAL SPRINGS CITY CENTRE: OUR WHITE ELEPHANT

“There is no business like show business!” When the  Coral Springs City Centre  was first built, everyone described it as a landmark for Coral Springs,  as it was one of those things that people thought would put us on the map. A few years later, a major renovation had to take place because, this mecca for entertainment had bad acoustics, poor seating and a basketball court where games were played during performances.  It also was running at a deficit.  So the city commissioners spent our money and fixed the sound, added more seats, built a basketball court (in progress) and…

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Commissioners delay decision on Gas Station

Direction of Ground water a concern Coral Springs currently has 29 gas stations in its boundaries and it is quite unclear as to why at the city commission meeting of June 6, the city commission has objected to one more. Hess Oil Company representatives asked for approval regarding a combination convenience store and gas station to be located at the corner of Turtle Creek Drive and State Road 7, the easterly boundary of Coral Springs. This area has high volume of traffic which has increased steadily. This is due to more development in the area and the opening of the…

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City Commission Meetings: Best Seat in Town!

Coral Springs , May 11, 2000  (updated May 12,2000: Employees don’t get overtime pay at city meetings) (updated May 17,2000 added City Commissioners Email Addresses) (Updated June 7,2000: Changed from topic of meeting to Theme of meeting) I find it strange that for a city the size of Coral Springs, commission meetings are not well attended. After all, one would think that with a population of 110,000 people, at least 50 would show up and why not 150? Decisions that are made by the commissioners may directly impact the environment both qualitatively and monetarily that we live in. So why do…

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