CITY SHORT CHANGED? Who’s running this show?

When we ran our  story “White Elephant” last week, we didn’t realize to what extent the problems with the City Centre really was. In fact, the entire article was based upon a few phone calls, the city budget report. In a nut shell: It’s worse than we thought. To correct the article, we are really not losing $600,000 per year , but $630,000, and it looks like it is getting worse. The information was found after we reviewed the city contract with the management company that runs the City Centre, PFM, as well as the financial statement for 1999.  According…

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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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