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Here’s The Scoop …. We made The Papers …. Just Look In The Mirror… …

July 31, 2009 by Barbara

HOW ABOUT A MIRROR INSTEAD?….

‘Lauderdale-by-the-Sea officials ask for donations from residents to build a monument to themselves

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA – Neighbor, can you spare a dime?

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea commissioners are asking residents to contribute $4,500 so they can build a 6-foot-high granite monument listing the names of the town’s elected officials from 1947 to present, including their own.

“I don’t think you’ll have any problems getting donations,” Commissioner James Silverstone predicted. But two weeks since fundraising began, they’ve raised zero dollars.

Officials considered tapping the general fund to build the monument and accept donations later, but Commissioner Birute Clottey said no one would contribute if the town had already paid for it.

Besides, she said, “I don’t like the idea of having to vote on a granite statue that will have my name on it and have the town pay for it.”

The campaign continues until December.’

BC-This writer did go to the podium and say it was not the time for it…

The idea at this time…looks even worse in print….

How about a mirror on the wall…those who were important in town will know who they are….OUCH!

link below…

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/lauderdale-by-the-sea/sfl-statue-donations-073009,0,5145198.story

more to come….

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Here’s The Scoop…Editorial…”Thin Skinned” Commissioners

February 15, 2009 by Barbara

‘Thin-skinned commissioners need to let residents talk’

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Excerpts…(full text link below)…

Sun Sentinel Editorial Board
February 15, 2009

‘Maybe Cooper City commissioners didn’t get the memo, so here’s a news flash: They work for residents, not the other way around.

Commissioners need a thicker skin (Lisa Mallozzi cast the lone dissenting vote on the issue) and let residents speak at the start of the meeting. If they criticize, so be it. That’s what democracy is about.

When politicians are running for office, they love to toss out platitudes about the need for more communication, how the citizens need a voice, etc. Once they get elected, that message often gets forgotten…..’

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/sfl-editgscoopercitysbfeb15,0,1648151.story

WAKE UP COMMISSIONERS….TIME TO FACE THE MUSIC………”MAN UP!”…

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We Made The Papers…Rip Tide Info…

November 9, 2008 by Barbara

‘LBTS promotes current, rip tide safety’

‘Commissioner Birute Ann Clottey proposed the measure after rip currents claimed three lives in August.

“We have a couple of areas at the beach that are notorious in terms of currents,” Clottey said.

The campaign focuses on hotels and condos because that’s where where seasonal visitors and tourists stay. ‘

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/community/news/lauderdale_by_the_sea/sfl-fl

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Monday night at the 1st LBTS Commission meeting of the month…(Tues. is Veteran’s Day)…A presentation video will be shown on escaping rip tide…put on the agenda by Comm. Clottey…7 pm Jarvis Hall…televised/online…

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Here’s The Scoop…This And That…In The News…

November 3, 2008 by Barbara

BCbythesea…It’s November…let there be light…and raking…

LBTS tourists and residents…are hopeful that besides the election being over at long last……the turtles are safely out to sea…expecting the lights on El Mar Drive will be shining tonight……and the beach raker will be moving all the way up and down our beach in the morning…….

What’s with the Sentinel….have they become short attention span news?….How many times can you run a story?..

A 3-fer…on the demise of the LBTS doggy beach…in the Hi-Riser…in the Sentinel…and again on Sunday Nov. 2nd…front page Sentinel Community section…cutbacks…perhaps…

Just think…if we run into another election mess-up…after the votes are in….the probable victor ….the incumbent Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes…will soon be sitting pretty in the newly County Commission approved $23.1 million dollar 3-story new Broward headquarters to be completed in 2010!……

The Miaimi Herald went for Howard Foreman…instead of local resident Beverly Kennedy…for Clerk of the Court…just as the Sentinel did…they do say it’s an interesting matchup….as previously posted…Ms Kennedy’s husband former LBTS Vice Mayor Kennedy lost in his run against Foreman in 2000….the short bio on Bev…” Kennedy,65, whose most recent stint at public service was as a member of the county’s consumer protection board, is a financial planner and former radio talk show host.”…When did the show end?…

LBTS has an author in its midst!….

10/30/08…the food section…LBTS resident Ashley Carmichael was on the front page…with a series…no less…’Cookbook: The Reality Series’….while writing her cookbook she will check in with her progress every 6 weeks…in the paper…CONGRATS!…

Sentinel 11/2/08…LBTS   voter registrations…2004-2008…

LBTS….total-5058/% change DEM-3%/% change REP–5%/ % change OTHER-10%/% change Totoal-1%

FPL…at it again…7% increase is being floated…while they are saying they experienced a $774 million dollar quarterly profit….while they say they are cutting back due to the future development growth decline…cutting back on alternative energy plans….what’s missing?….the CALYPSO LNG gas port project…that is expressly for FPL amd on Gov. Crist’s desk?…for after Nov. 4th?…..

more to come….

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We Made The Papers…

October 24, 2008 by Barbara

LOCAL SECTION…SENTINEL…

‘Poll ends dog beach proposal

Now it’s official. After trying to win support for a dog beach, the town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea has scrapped the idea after residents voted against it in a straw poll last month.

The Town Commission was divided on the issue and decided to put the question to residents in the August/September edition of the newsletter Town Topics. The result: 173 residents voted against the proposal and 66 voted in favor.’

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/community/news/lauderdale_by_the_sea/sfl-

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previously posted…below…front page same article…same reporter…Hi-Riser…

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