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Here’s The Scoop….What Will They Do?…Lead Or Follow….In Our Footsteps…

March 18, 2009 by Barbara

WILL OUR NEIGHBORS BE BETTER SERVED THAN US?……

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BC- The swearing in took place yesterday in Fort Lauderdale…a major overhaul seated on the dais with a familiar to LBTS scenario with the exit of a long term mayor…the source of much contention at times…ala- LBTS former Mayor Parker….

Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach also swore in their new dais members…Both facing the difficult task alongside Fort Lauderdale of dealing with Town Managers who are required to have performance  reviews……Constituents and voters put them in office to see that those reviews are carried out and to ensure the status quo of “old time” practices that routinely allowed these contract required reviews to slide by unattended now cease!….

With the lack of newspaper community reporters available to cover town hall meetings…as previously posted…it is imperative that these newly elected commissioners go forth with what they ran on…and the “blogs” keep them accountable…on this topic and so much more….

Let’s hope they do not have “Vigilante” among them to come right out of the gate with insane rules…as we witnessed here last year….such as …. no names being allowed when addressing the commission…changing the rules on use of the hall…making sure BFFs get a few perks…and putting their “real” #1 interest ahead of the business at hand….Any “2-Hats” among them?…

Let’s hope they are not too “cozy” with their Town Manager ….providing them “cover” for lack of transparency…and substandard managing skills…..insufficient hires…

Let’s hope these new commissioners don’t start “campaigning” for the next election by way of “selective” distribution of tax dollars…and deciding who gets “whipped” on permits…codes…while  “falling over each other” for those who still drink the “kool-aid”…despite the dwindling numbers of drinkers left….

Let’s hope that the citizens and voters of LBTS can actually see from our neighbors….”good government”…solid “management” over the next year…with fiscal responsibility and a check list of promises that are adhered to…..It could just make more of us realize…what we missed out on in the aftermath of our Jan 2008 election…to make the decision to recapture what we thought we were going to get….. as a possible candidate for commission…and well informed voter ….seeing it is possible to achieve with the correct vote…in 2010!….

To keep up on the goings on…in our town and that of our neighbors… …keep on checking out this site and its new “sister’ site heresthescooponline.com…(links are available on each to go directly back and forth)…which will provide you with their ongoing progress along with any stumbles along the way……Links to their town “bloggers”…who will be keeping an eye on things…as Comm. Silverstone said with much disdain at the last commission meeting…. the “self appointed oversight committees”….As this “committee”  of one does the same…to see what happens over the next year…as we prepare to have our own swearing in ceremony…perhaps overhauled once again….

full text link…below…

more to come……..

http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/broward/blog/

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