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Here’s The Scoop …. 2 Years Later The 2nd Batch Of Sausage Is Done … And We Have Ourselves A Batch With The Right Ingredients!..

TUESDAY MARCH 9, 2010 ….

Dear Readers…As I sit here at 4:49 am getting ready to head over to the Jarvis Hall Polling Place…I am in wonderment that this day has finally arrived!…I started this site the day after the last election In January 2008… It was to get the word out about what was going on in LBTS ….In came out of a contentious all consuming experience in the CIC campaign for Wick,Dodd and Clottey….I was shut down in the ability to write by the past owners and editors of By The Sea Times and the defunct relatively new CIC website…along with what I began to call the Mc-Furth “Gang”… It was a behind the scenes madhouse of a campaign that was coming apart at the seems from egos and self-serving agendas!… We did keep it well hidden from view as we headed into a victory….But 2 years ago as the election was won on a day such as this…that campaign committee was already well separated and defunct…

Long time and what I began to call “Avid Readers”…will recall the chain of events that ultimately led to the Sausage Series category (see categories)… and are also quite aware of the journey this writer has taken them on with uncovering the Mc-Furth-Colon agenda…with questionable majority/administration purchases large and small…along with startling facts never revealed until they were posted on this site…The Manager’s contract …her 1 year full salary severance with no term in the contract that McIntee and Silverstone either lied about along with the Manager or did not read along with 2 other former commissioners… Readers recall the Annual Performance Review uncovered in her contract and then the long drawn out contentious efforts by McIntee, Silverstone, Clottey, Colon and the CIC leftover supporters to thwart the required review…and the sub-standard farce that finally took place …A look back recall many other sorted and disturbing patterns of unilateral and costly actions taken by the Town Manager and supported by the McIntee-Silverstone-Clottey-Furth-CIC “Gang”…such as the Beach Pavilion which floods….and is now rusting away…The removal of reading RFPs aloud…The $200,000 dollar 3 year Audit contract done without the proper backup given to the commission…firings of personnel and then going after them….going after businesses and taxpaying residents as payback …The garbage fiasco which was first written about and predicted right here at the very first sit down pre-bid meeting with only this writer in attendance along with the waste companies… The backup that is now on the website…did not come from Candidate-Comm. Jim”He’s not a nice guy”Silverstone…it came only after the PIO D’Oliveira said it could be done and the Town Manager was accepting of it because she did not like me coming into Town Hall every 2 weeks and reading the backup!…I was stopped from getting copies made…Public Records requests were slowed down…and costs were added on to stop the flow of information (same for the RFPs in July 2009)… The Public Records requests were made more difficult by changing who was the contact person…The McIntee-0Silverstone-Clottey -Colon-Furth “Gang” was wholeheartedly supportive of stopping the information getting out and fought to find reason to assist the Administration in ways that could only make this writer shake my head in amazement! …For 2 years it has not changed it only increased in brazen ways that no one could have predicted…including the termination of BSO CHief Gooding…the Senior Center …and the El Mar median “walkways”… and so much more…(2 years of “more” in archived posts)….Case in point …. the latest…the Ocampo contract…reads “The owner (Town) is advised that all construction components are designed to the MINIMUM CODE REQUIREMENTS, which are at the LOWER boundary of design quality, unless otherwise requested.”… a million dollar contract signed by the Assist. TM Olinzock for TM Colon on Dec. 11, 2009…a contract hat produces $117.600 for Ocampo from a $980,000 project!… So it continues on…with the “blessing” of those who are asking for your vote today…Silverstone/Evans/Couriel and their campaign managers Marc and Cristie Furth!…ARGHHH…….

The loss of support in the CIC has been staggering…as others too caught on to bad acts…bad behavior and walked away…The lack of  participants in Jarvis Hall for the “Gang” is not out of any fear of “mob rule” from the those who chose to attend…Just as the lack of participation has not been there in this race for the CIC endorsed candidates…(just paid out of town sign holders…door hangers…and robo- call firms)….It is due to the fact that enough is enough and this “Gang” has worn out their welcome….The residents…voters…and taxpayers saw what this writer saw in “How The Sausage Was Made”…and saw that what was posted here was fact!…

Today, I can tell those same well informed Avid Readers…with the second batch of sausage ..Minnet/Sasser/Vincent…there is no bad ingredients in this batch!…

I have watched these three candidates run a steller campaign they can all be proud of…No negative mud-slinging….No “Fear-mongering”… No empty or distorted promises …skewed political records or  dirty politics …as they have endured from their Furth backed opponents throughout…(as have the voters)…

These 3 candidates are ready willing and able to provide the voters …taxpayers…residents and businesses of this town what they did not get 2 years ago…a voice…reason…decorum…civility…transparency and a chance to move forward with inclusion for all!…

Today, Dear Readers…it is finally  time to rectify what I helped to create…Today is the chance to make LBTS, the Town we all want to call home…our home…a great place to live!…

Please get out and vote…take your neighbors…take your friends…and make your vote count…in the effort to get it right this time!…

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Sun-Sentinel Information….

“Tuesday is Election Day in 16 cities, towns and villages in Palm Beach County and five in Broward.

Broward County: Davie, Hillsboro Beach, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach.

Polls: Open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. People may vote only in the polling places for their neighborhood precincts. Anyone in line at 7 p.m. is allowed to vote.

Absentee ballots: Must be returned to the county supervisor of elections office by 7 p.m. Tuesday. Absentee ballots cannot be turned in at neighborhood polling places.

Info: Broward Supervisor of Elections, http://www.browardsoe.org or 954-357-7050

In Broward County: 954-356-4500

For up-to-the-minute voting tallies, go to SunSentinel.com/results.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/fl-municipal-election-day-box-20100308,0,4303590.story

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See you at the polls!…

more to come….

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