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Here’s The Scoop…Commissioners Acting Badly…

January 6, 2009 by Barbara

CAN’T WAIT FOR OUR OWN….CONTENTIOUS COMMISSION MEETING… ON 1/13/09?…..

Looks like the County Commissioners are off and running….getting down and dirty in the proverbial muck!…

Broward County Mayor Ritter and and Broward Commissioner Rodstrom are at each others throats with board assignments….on top of the seating fiasco…with who sits where…

BCbythesea….Here in LBTS…We had our own  “changing of the seats”…it was a clear message to…. “mess with the Mayor” early on to “show who’s boss”…” and keep her from having any professional help” at the start of her term……by putting the Town Attorney at the end of the dais…Remember that?….

‘Ritter, Rodstrom duke it out one more time

The war between Mayor Stacy Ritter and County Commissioner John Rodstrom continues.’

http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/broward/blog/2009/01/ritter_rodstrom_duke_it_out_on.html

‘Rodstrom gets a new chair

Mayor Stacy Ritter booted Commissioner John Rodstrom to the other side of the dais Tuesday, completing a fight over the nine-member board’s seating arrangement that began last fall and left some hard feelings along the way.

The commission gave Ritter the power to re-assign seats before they went on their annual holiday recess last month. Ritter tried to re-arrange where each commissioner sits after she took over as mayor in November. Rodstrom balked at taking new seat and refused to move.’

http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/broward/blog/2009/01/rodstrom_gets_a_new_chair.html

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Here’s The Scoop….Senator Atwater/Diving Buddy/July 4th Dunker/Greenfest Guest and McIntee Collateral Damage?

November 19, 2008 by Barbara

‘Atwater now Florida’s 83rd Senate president’

‘Sen. Jeff Atwater, who represents most of coastal Broward and Palm Beach counties, today became Florida’s 83rd Senate president, a role that for the next two years makes him one of the three most influential figures at the capitol.’

http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/news/politic

s/broward/blog/2008/11/atwater_becomes_floridas_83rd.html

Psst…Senator Atwater…your “BFF” Vice Mayor McIntee is using you and the Republican party as “collateral” damage in his attack on LBTS Mayor Minnet….

HMMM…let’s see…The new 83rd President of the Florida Senate…who graciously came for McIntee driven-BTSTimes P.R. and the 4th of July CIC- led Town event…is now being “scorched”along with the Republicans for being part of a non- McIntee- CIC Town Greenfest event…in what is really an attempt to derail the ongoing inquiries into the VFD……..

BCbythesea….This writer was in receipt of a copy of an e-mail sent by a faithful reader to BTSTimes…after the reader forwarded a copy to me as well…advising the Editor at the time MacMillan …(pre-Furth takeover)…that Sen Atwater was having a “walking event” for his campaign at Coral Ridge mall….deciding I better see if this was a go…and on the up and up…I called Sen. Atwater’s office…and the Aid whose name appeared on the e-mail. The Aid commented that they had decided to add a quick stop by the Greenfest before their own event…a last minute addition.

When another Commissioner called to comment on the “robo” call received with the Mayor speaking of Greenfest event and Republicans …saying a few citizens had called to complain…that the Greenfest event was now a Republican event….I related my above conversation…

Surprise…surprise when weeks after the fact…angered about his take of a “personal attack” …(most agreed it was no personal attack on the Vice Mayor) from a resident…McIntee took aim at the Mayor for what he decided was lack of her brandishing the “perpetrator” for the alleged personal attack…with the Greenfest “spitball”…calling her on her costs…well aware of the “robo” calls…and preparing to do battle…Republican BFFs…be damned!…

As previously posted….for McIntee the heavens opened.up…big time……after the first volley at that commission meeting……and after he already placed the item on the agenda….when the Town Manager’s Nov. 7th e-mail was put in his Town Hall box……(if he was not already informed personally by Madam Manager…in their daily meetings)…and he zoned in on the name of names included at the top……Terry Arthur…the Mayor’s former campaign manager… being front and center in the Greenfest mix…

HOLY INVESTIGATIONS…CALL THE FEDS….TEFLON MAN HIT PAYDIRT…ON THE MAYOR…THE MAYOR’S FORMER CAMPAIGN MANAGER….AND COLLATERALLY….THE 83rd PRESIDENT OF THE FLORIDA SENATE…

LBTS residents…should take note…so far it all adds up to “ZILCH!”…except…for the “black eye” LBTS might have when we need to call upon the 83rd President of the Florida Senate…the next time….YIKES!

more to come…

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