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Papers….(check out the Sunshine Law Legislation below…. last item)

www.sunsentinel.com

Business….

as in previous post…sob time for Jaguar/Land Rover owners….the prestige of ownership may drop down a few notches with the sale this week from Ford to to India’s Tata Motors Ltd.

Make mine nuclear….FPL gets initial OK for building 2 nuclear generators at its Turkey Point nuclear plant south of Miami.

Airplane sickness….no bag required….Southwest still dogged by widening FAA maintenance check inspections…Delta…cutting lose 2000 employees…seats predicted to cost more on all airlines…and become scarce!

Local section….Amendment may cost you more….maybe the airline sickness bag will be needed for this too?

Hollywood…Florida that is…extras and paparazzi are enthralled Marley and Me movie being filmed. (bcbythseadaughter applied)

Hollywood again…businesses that got the cash to improve their properties with grants and left town….let us learn from their mistakes….

Hollywood still..boardwalks…Commission clears the way for developers to build along their boardwalk to preserve it…..we in LBTS have long talked about a boardwalk…we have easements behind Oriana and Minto designated for boardwalks …keep an eye on these so we do not lose them as we might have with the easements between condos in the north end.

www.miamiherald.com

Broward and State…

Crist gives his top aids wife…a boost in salary, position and usurping an attorney who have had the job! Note to politicians …nothing is under the radar!

LBTS  be careful when checking out those Town Attorney RFPs…ex- Miami City Attorney who resigned under a cloud of suspicion is seeking the city attorney position in Hollywood!

They’re biting the bullet…on the taxpayers behalf of course…as posted yesterday…cost over-runs and deadlines missed since 1999…for the Metrorail left the commission with a decision on how to move forward…. 8- 2 vote brings a 345 million half cent sales tax paying for the new ones….what no lease deal?

Sunshine Laws…legislators taking up proposals that could either help or hinder public- access laws….such as Floridians right to speak at public meetings….Big- Ticket purchases and contracts online….a move to allow members of the public to pull consent agenda items…a right traditionally reserved for government officials…a bill to limit information available for public- record requests…..other bills that attempt to conceal identities…judicial ..officials…paramedics, pharmacists….

Transparency is what we need to maintain.

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