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Here’s The Scoop … 2/9/10 LBTS Commission Meeting …. Riling Up The Voters In 2010 … Eerily Familiar ….

February 10, 2010 by Barbara

TOWN HALL AND TOWN HALL EAST LOOKING TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION …

Dear Readers …Shades of the old CIC when this writer was front and center …a full participant in a purposeful agitation to defer and deter the voters from the business at hand and the facts… Silverstone-McIntee- Furth-  style!…

You all remember this… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDbw9CCLLHI&feature=youtube_gdata

Last night we were a close second with the instigation coming from Town Manager Esther Colon…Vice Mayor Jerry McIntee and Commissioner Jim Silverstone!… As you read this full account…the first such account of perhaps the worst commission meeting we have seen in the last 2 years…ask yourselves…are you willing to assist with your vote to retain them or will you make it known that enough is enough and it is time for Commissioner Jim Silverstone-Vice Mayor McIntee- Town Manager Esther Colon- Marc + Cristie Furth to go!…

This writer wrote a post on Commissioner Jim Silverstones “Whopper” of a $3 million dollar deal (prev. posts) that included an excerpt from a story I wrote for the BTSTimes in 2007…

“BC-FUNNY STUFF- “The audience was incensed and one resident screamed out in disgust, accusing the Mayor, the attorneys and the developers of being thieves! ( This resident is from Cuba and could not contain his anger towards this happening in his country.)… Yep, it’s him…Mayoral candidate Joe Couriel!…”

At public comments resident Bob Schuyler spoke about that article and included the following statement “Then a local resident from Cuba called all involved thieves. How about the one dealing from his personal office?” Meaning Comm. Silverstone and his statement on Jan. 26, 2010 that he made a deal in his office on Commercial Blvd…

Joe Couriel the Furth-CIC-endorsed candidate for Mayor came to speak and he said this as he ended his comments…” Um, thank you very much and ah, by the way I did call out thief. I was pro, very proudly removed from the audience at that time because those that made that deal gave away two million dollars of our money and ah, we could’ve had more. But what happened to that other two million who knows? Maybe one day we’ll find out. Thank you.”

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BC- First, Comm. Silverstone take note… Joe Couriel acknowledges this writer wrote the truth in 2007…Take note readers- Joe Couriel candidate for Mayor says ” I was pro, very proudly removed from the audience at that time”…and Take note voters- Joe Couriel candidate for Mayor says “because those that made that deal gave away two million dollars of our money and ah, we could’ve had more. But what happened to that other two million who knows? Maybe one day we’ll find out.”…either he is buying the “Whopper” Commissioner Silverstone was selling on Jan. 26th…or perhaps he too needs to visit the Fl. Ethics Commission to explain any knowledge of  an ex parte communication violation Comm. Silverstone was a party to?… OOPS!…

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Right after Joe Couriel, resident Chuck Gress was called to the podium to make his public comments which ended with this ” We’re a democracy and not a dictatorship. You want your like run by a Dictator move to Cuba. Ask yourself this, ask this, how many people are on the nightly news with stories being reported about them making rafts out of coconuts and plywood trying to paddle to Cuba?”

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BC- Mr. Gress was loudly booed by the Furth-CIC crowd …which I found quite something…. considering the CIC- e-mail sent on Tuesday by the CIC Chair Bob Roberts-

“2/9/10
Dear CIC Member

Also, don’t forget that LBTS Town Commission meeting is this evening,
Tuesday, February 9th, at 7:00pm. It’s important that as many of us as
possible attend to support our side against the loud mouthed opposition.

Bob Roberts, CIC Chair”

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Town Manager Esther Colon took the microphone “As a Town Manager, as a individual born and raised in this country with Cuban parents I take that statement to be derogatory! So maybe you need to read the U.S. Constitution. But any commissioner that allows residents to talk about ethnicity that is really sad!”

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BC- The audience was riled…those who had just heard Mr. Gress and saw no slight and those sitting by  Campaign Manager Cristie Furth..Candidate Joe Couriel…Candidate Marjorie Evans seeing it as an opportunity to start a riot!… An exchange took place between Chuck Gress and Liliana Pomareda (Mrs. Pomareda writes letters to BTSTimes and was the recipient of the $56,000 resurfacing on N. Tradewinds with her pal Canidate. Joe Couriel courtesy of McIntee/Silverstone/Clottey and Colon)… Some sort of insult and a tossing of an item …instigated by Mrs. Pomareda say those observing it…The audience responded and so did the police … VM McIntee could be heard from the podium saying “Throw him out!” referring to Mr. Gress.

Comm. Silverstone- “Absolutely nuts!” (referring to Mr Gress and those trying to clear it up)…

VM McIntee- ” Mayor I’m making a motion to remove that man from the audience. He was insulting and antagonizing! I’m making a motion! I’m making a motion you can rule on it or over rule it!”

Comm. Silverstone-” I’ll second that motion!”

Mayor Minnet-” You can make that motion, but this is freedom of speech.”

Dennis Ritchie who was sitting between Mr. Gress and Mrs. Pomareda stood to explain what took place ..

VM McIntee-” Control the audience Mayor! He has no right to stand up!”

Mayor Minnet-” To tell the truth? There’s a motion and a second. Vice Mayor made a motion and a second by Commissioner Silverstone. This is, there is freedom of speech here, there’s three minutes here”…

VM McIntee- ” The motion is to remove. I’m calling for a vote on it!”

Mayor Minnet- ” It’s wrong.”

Comm. Dodd – ” I have the debate here Vice Mayor and I believe our organizational rules call for one warning and I would ask the mayor to go for one warning to both participants. This is how we have to maintain our decorum and our order. I reckon the motion is actually out of order.”

VM McIntee- ” I actually agree with that. You’re right. One warning. Give him a warning Mayor. Officially give him a warning!”

Mayor Minnet- ” Vice mayor if you would have allowed me to continue with what I said. Excuse me, Vice Mayor I can give you a warning as well!”

BC- Applause erupted in the hall!

Mayor- “So we have three warnings.”

Comm. Silverstone- ” This is ridiculous! That’s ridiculous! Absolutely ridiculous!”

VM McIntee-” The Cuban residents of this Town. He insulted every Cuban in this Town!”

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Just a reminder of VM McIntee doing what he does best…- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDbw9CCLLHI&feature=youtube_gdata

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Mayor Minnet-” Vice Mayor if you continue your outrage I will ask you to leave the podium! Yes you will go!”

VM McIntee- ” Go ahead!”

Mayor Minnet-” Vice Mayor I’m asking you to leave this podium.”

VM McIntee- ” I motion to overrule the the Chair!”

Comm. Silverstone- ” And I’ll second that of course!”

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BC- The audience went wild- saying “Of course!”…responding to Comm. Silverstone’s longtime voting record backing McIntee on motions and votes!.. (identical voting record for 4 years)…

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Comm. Silverstone- ” It’s wrong. Everybody knows it’s wrong and that’s why.”

Mayor Minnet-” It’s wrong and we know where it’s coming from.”

VM Mcintee- ” We sure do!”

Mayor Minnet- ” From you!”

Mayor Minnet- ” Madam Clerk there’s been three warnings. Please make note of that and please start with the next public comment.”

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BC- Readers…taxpayers…voters… wake-up!…

The dirty politics of the Furths- McIntee- Silvestone- Colon “Gang” are ramped up big time after they found their endorsed candidatesreceiving a cold reception going door- to- door and condominium- to- condominium in town!..

Fearmongering and riling up with false and fanciful statements…half truths…smears…and more…are the only option they have left!…

What happens on March 9, 2010…is in your hands…

To make that choice watch these videos…..and when you watch…please take notice of the Commission Candidates…watch how they present themselves..what they have to contribute to the meeting in content … and more importantly what they offer LBTS on the dais for the next 2-4 years..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDbw9CCLLHI&feature=youtube_gdata

http://lbts.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=287

more to come………

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Here’s The Scoop … A Flash From The Past …. Visions Of Sugar Plums …

December 23, 2009 by Barbara

SPRINKLED FAIRY DUST ….

Dear Readers…It was a vision alright… that turned out to be just as big of a ruse as the contract it was based on…. If only we knew then what we know now…Time for a change in March 2010…..Now there’s a vision we the voters can control….

SUN-SENTINEL -2007

“COMMUNITY
New town manager steps in
By Melissa Hoyos Staff Writer | May 20, 2007
There’s a new town manager in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea — and her intent is to work with commissioners to bring the seaside community of 7,000 people closer together. Esther Colon, the town’s seven-year finance director, recently was unanimously selected to replace longtime Town Manager Robert Baldwin, who resigned May 6. Baldwin left to be Lake Worth’s interim city manager but also is a finalist for the Pompano Beach city manager position. Colon, 53, said she plans to work alongside commissioners to improve the town and finish ongoing projects.”

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/keyword/new-town

more reflections to come….

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