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The author of “Robert’s Rules” will not get a lick of respect!

The U S postal service decided he did not merit his own stamp… new and old commissions at public meetings continually function with uncertainty whether they are actually adhering to those rules that were written in 1876 and are called democracy’s bible …to enable self governing democracies to function!

Check out the history of the author…Henry Martyn Robert….

Editorial on transit tax…previous posts…the 350+ million dollar vote to buy new Metrorail cars …on top of 9 million for consultant fees etc…

Readers Forum…from president of Fl.TaxWatch Tallahassee…maintain clerk’s watchdog role…to inform legislators to support Senate bill 640…and House bill 399…which clarify authority of elected clerks to audit county revenues and expenditures…under the control of county commissions and other constitutional officers….to provide continued financial audits and statements on behalf of the county….

a recent court ruling may have unintentionally threatened this role…without legislative clarification…Florida may be deprived of this independent oversight of county spending…leaving a system where only an internal auditor oversees county spending and revenue practices…the downfall from this…patronage…conflict of interests…inefficiencies would go undetected…

back door deals…. no way….must be addressed….

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lifestyles section….

Tom Jicha…about NBC channel 6 being up for sale…previous post…. how it was run into the ground…sad after a short look back at 59 years on- air on the 11 pm broadcast last night…extolling all the 1sts they achieved not only in the state but in the nation…. gender/ race/ Spanish language/ Cuba coverage/technical advancements in news reporting….

front section…

opinions… Deerfield resident…. Jean M. Robb…who was mayor of Deerfiel from 1980- 1993….multi- family utility users are going to see their base rates for water go from $7.67- $9.15…waste water disposal ….$5.47- $6.61…Century Village is only paying…$5.93 for water…$4.57 for waste water.. there was a lawsuit in 1981 from Century Village for overcharging…a special master in 1983 ruled in their favor…they have had these special rates to the present time…in May 2003 a new manger said Century would pay the same when the city took over the Village’s water and sewer system…a Commissioner said no…and added a $1.59 to their rate…fast forward to 2008 meeting in March…the situation was not made equitable…according to the write the decision not to make it so will cost the taxpayers $455.600. in revenue.

Local…

Pompano Beach…just like home….LBTS that is…speed bumps…dog parks…(alright not dog beaches)….update on Atlantic Bridge crash…girl only had broken leg…after the dramatic rescue from BSO officer who dove in the intracoastal to save her…lucky girl…

Community Roundup News…Tamarac has Homestead exemption application…listed for tomorrow…as should have been the case for LBTS last week…

business…

save your photos and documents…archived inventory…and more…www.orb24.com

Imperial Point Hospital is expanding their Emergency room and adding onto the medical arts pavilion…


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