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Here’s The Scoop … When Accountability Becomes … “Political Assault”… The CIC- “FOG”….

October 7, 2009 by Barbara

WITH KNOWLEDGE AND FACTS … COMES CLARITY….

AN OPEN LETTER….

Dear CIC- “FOG” (FRIENDS OF GANG)….As a past “FOG”…may I offer you a way to see the sunlight…to breathe fresh air again…and to not be stuck in the fog…

I was like you only a short time ago…letting the Mc-Furth “Gang” have the final word…from the dais…in the BTSTimes…and at CIC meetings…not looking any further…having my judgment “clouded”…and buying what was being sold “lock, stock and both barrels”…

It was easy…it was inclusive…and it seemed the right thing to do at the time…UNTIL…

I began to see the cracks…to see the implausibility in what was being espoused…and DARED to voice an opposing opinion…(see the How the Sausage Was Made cat.)

Such an act of “dis-loyalty” opened the floodgates of disdain…..You’re with them (CIC) or you’re branded …”OLD-GUARD”…. in order to keep the remaining “FOG”s… in place!..

Never did I see what was coming with the change in majority in 2008…the underlying bad acts that would come from it……The brazen disregard of what I thought we fought so hard to change…..There is no “political assault”…There is only accountability…just as there was for their predecessors…

The Town Manager is accountable for her positions…..her actions….her hiring and firing…her financial decisions……and fulfilling or not fulfilling her duties…just as it was for her predecessor…

The Commissioners are accountable for their positions…their votes…their actions…and doing or not doing the will of the people…just as it was for their predecessors…

The CIC is accountable for their positions…..how they promote themselves… and who they do and do not support…

UOT is accountable for their positions….how they promote themselves…and who they do and do not support….

The local papers are accountable for what they print…

This writer is accountable for what I post…

So think very long and hard about how you , a “CIC-“FOG” member are being  being positioned……In this former member’s opinion….There is no “all out political assault against three CIC-endorsed Commissioners: Clottey, Silverstone, and McIntee as well as Town Manager, Esther Colon by the old-guard political machine.”..as CIC President Bob Roberts has written…(in fact is he not doing the very same in his quest for accountability with the ” Hillsboro Inlet Battle” on pg. 20 in his own BTSTimes?)…

There is no “old-guard political machine”…they are long gone…

What there is, this election…. at this point in time are … taxpayers…voters ….homeowners….residents…and businesses…..and new candidates…who have witnessed or been impacted personally from decisions  and actions that have come from their Town elected officials and their Town Manager…on a plethora of issues…that has brought each and every one of them to decide they must not let this continue on without accountability!…

Funny thing …as a former CIC-“FOG”….it’s the very same thing that brought I and other former “FOG”s (the many)…….to the CIC not so long ago when the CIC actually stood for doing just what they now want to prevent others not aligned with them from doing now!…

LET THE SUNSHINE…..NO FOG……

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THE CIC E-MAIL…..

From: Bob Roberts
Sent: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 7:46 AM

Dear Fellow CIC Members:

We are heading into a very busy time. The March 2010 Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Commission campaign season is almost upon us and, as the candidates begin to announce, we must be ready to skillfully gauge who will deserve the valuable endorsement and support of the Citizens Initiative Committee.

Starting next week members of the CIC, must also be ready to go to work once again to defend against what has become an all out political assault against three CIC-endorsed Commissioners: Clottey, Silverstone, and McIntee as well as Town Manager, Esther Colon by the old-guard political machine.

We need our members to attend the Town Manager?s Review on Monday, October 12 at 4 pm at Jarvis Hall and, if it moves you, to publicly say a kind word about Esther Colon who has been unfairly attacked and harassed to no end by these people.

We also need our members to start coming back to Commission meetings again and stand strong in our right to the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea we love and worked so hard to protect, preserve, and enhance over the years. Please come to the Tuesday, October 13 Commission meeting, 7:00 PM in Jarvis Hall. 6:45 if you wish to sign up for public comments.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00 PM for the next CIC general meeting at the Surf & Yacht Club. We will be serving wine and cheese, organizing volunteers for the Town Halloween party, and planning for our exciting campaign kick-off event!

We know everyone is busy but we cannot stress enough the urgency of the situation before us. Please make every effort to participate, our future depends on it.

Please call CIC Vice-Chair Joe Couriel at 954 -xxx-xxxx for further information.

Sincerely,

The CIC Board of Directors

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more to come…..

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Here’s The Scoop …. Scene And Heard Around Town …

September 18, 2009 by Barbara

LBTS -VFD- MIA …IN THE ATV AND OCTOBER ELECTIONS ….

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Word is the VFD members wimped out now that the “Big Chief” is back in town…NO October election for VFD-Officers…(decided while he was gone)…

This writer was told by Chief Perkins aka “Little Chief” that the VFD By- Laws were changed to allow Vice Mayor McIntee to become the Deputy Chief…(it was against the VFD By-Laws when he was voted in last winter)…. A Public Records Request was made to the Town on August 23, 2009…and the answer received…( on September 10 2009..hardly “reasonable time for PRR)…was NO new VFD By-Laws were submitted to the Town since Oct. 2008!…Which means the “Little Chief” was not truthful when we stood outside the Village Grille after the Scott Gooding farewell party…… “Big Chief” McIntee should not have been the Deputy Chief in 2009 and should not be re-elected the VFD-Deputy Chief in 2010!…It is required that any changes to the VFD-By-Laws be given to the Town….. Another one to add to the voters list of reasons to “sweep the Broom-Boys” out!…

E-MAILS….

From: Barbara Cole [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Sun 8/23/2009 7:24 PM
To: Steve D’Olivera
Subject: Public Records Request

Steve, I would like to request any updated VFD Bylaws to their Constitution/ SOPs received by the Town since they took over as our contracted provider last October 1st, 2008.
Thank you, Barbara Cole

RE: Public Records Request
Monday, August 24, 2009 12:16 PM
From:
“Steve D’Olivera” <[email protected]>
To:
“Barbara Cole” <[email protected]>
Hi:

Got this and forwarded it to the Town Clerk.

steve

PRR Answer on VFD Bylaws
Thursday, September 10, 2009 1:59 PM
From:
“Steve D’Olivera”
To:
“Barbara Cole”

Barbara:

The Town Clerk’s office asked me to let you know the Town does not have any updated bylaws from the VFD after 10-1-08.

Steve

THE HEAD “CHEERLEADER” THOUGHT SHE WAS BEING PUNKED?…..

We hear that despite the CIC paid BTSTimes ad and the e-mail to their membership……the turn-out for the CIC September 15th meeting at the CIC-clubhouse, the CIC meeting that usurped the monthly Town Master Plan Steering Committee board meeting….  was dismal… 23-25! …. Maybe that’s another reason why there’s no Town Manager Performance Review with public comments on the 22nd…No CIC to parade up to the podium!…Hmmm….

1 FISH… 2 FISH…. WHO’S PATROLLING THE BEACH?…..

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The 2nd Reading for fishing on the beach is not until next month…..but the fishermen are casting from  the shore….The BSO is still solo on fishing beach patrol….. We  hear there’s a brouhaha with some major miss-communication…  on who wants the fishing on the beach…and who wants it contained to one area…… for a trial period….. …more on this one to come…

YOU WANT SOMETHING ON IT?…..

In case you haven’t noticed… posted on the T-Shirt shops in town (at least 3) an Ordinance from the Town …
TOWN ORDINANCE REQUIRES A WRITTEN STATEMENT OF COST PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT OF CUSTOM WORK WHERE VALUE EXCEEDS $10.00
This notice shall appear in English, Spanish, French, and German;
(3) Post at the counter where orders are taken and where payment is received, the refund policy of the retail establishment stated in English, Spanish, French, and German on a sign of cardboard or other similar material, with a white background with one-half-inch block style letters.
(4) Deviation from (b)(1), (2), (3) above shall constitute a violation of this section and may result in revocation or suspension of any previously granted license by the Town Manager in accordance with section 12-55….

ARTICLE II.  CUSTOM MADE WEARING APPAREL

(Ord. No. 442, § 3, 8-22-00; Ord. No. 2007-06, § 2, 4-10-07)

http://www.municode.com/resources/gateway.asp?pid=14431&sid=9

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Here’s The Scoop …. THE CIC USURPS TOWN COMMITTEE ….

September 14, 2009 by Barbara

CIC…PRIORITIES….

Dear Readers … We hear the September Master Plan Steering Committee has again been impacted by the CIC members of the board choosing their priorities…

The last time the board was absent of many of the “Gang appointed CIC  board members” was when they chose to attend a VFD July 4th meeting (held with only 24 hour Town board notice)  in the Public Safety Complex…

Tomorrow night in their infinite wisdom …the CIC chose to have a CIC meeting in their CIC Clubhouse…The Surf and Yacht Club…

The date and time  …is the same as the MPSC meeting held each month…

The MPSC was to return after 2 months…and after much discussion on the dais on 9/9/09 of a need to update the Town’s Master Plan…

All in all…it should reconfirm to LBTS voters that the CIC usurps the Town’s business…

March 2010…is the time to make a change of board members…

more to come…

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