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Broward and State…

State could jack up fees….

raising fees on drivers licenses……copies made of court records… another day another rate increase for fees….

Hollywood Commission meeting….

Big developement debate runs into long night…

25 stories won out ….not over yet….

Dog park will be permanent …let’s have LBTS give it a trial run….and see what happens… see if our residents can live up to theirs….with being resposible and respectful…

Note to LBTS Commission…new Town Attorney hired by Hollywood…yearly salary…$145 thousand… and this guy came from the firm we are negotiating with….. Why didn’t someone call Hollywood and see where they put out their RFPs?

Electronic filing system to curb courthouse visits….

newly launched filing system could eliminate the need to make a trip to the courthouse….can file motions and and pleadings online…no extra charge….. paperless…and no parking hassels involved….

Panel wants governments to post spending online…

Senate finance committee is backing legislation to have local governments post contracts over $5,000. on their website…yes…yes… and yes…

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Local section….

End of County Land Rushes…

last of $400 million for green space is about to end the seven year effort to preserve land by Broward County…14 are vying for the last $6 million… again… LBTS….not on the list …..why?

Lighthouse Point hatches solar plan…

town seeks funds to light up streets…applied for a program to be reimbursed for up to $750 thousand …from the Florida Department of Transportation….within 4 years….Lighthouse point is again in the paper for moving ahead as a town that applies for and receives monies from agencies for improvements …someone in town…please call them and see how they are doing it…

Front section….

Growing pains for port…

the expansion of the Port Everglades…slated for 2014 to accommodate larger freighters from China and other Asian countries …that will come to the port through the widened Panama Canal has brought serious obstacles …the impact on the environment…coral reefs/mangroves/fisheries…you name it…the environmentalists vs. the Army Corp. of Engineers….

Poor form it costs Broward $500,000.

OOPS…and it was just to add electronically every time a government worker gets hired, fired or promoted? No warranty on these things?

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