This is an important update to my last post, of October 21, 2016, Unethical and corrupt political & govt. culture of Hallandale Beach City Hall being exposed for what it is tonight on Local10 News, via Bob Norman; So what have Alex Lewy and Joy Cooper been commiserating about recently? Their mutual Keith London & Michele Lazarow obsession!
Necessarily, I'll be incorporating much of what I wrote then into this piece so I'm going to join them together so that you have a much better understanding of what's been going on in Hallandale Beach for many, many years with the current incompetent Joy Cooper Rubber Stamp Crew in office, while most of South Florida's press corps looked on, drolly, saying and reporting precious-little-to-nothing.
Politicians say they discovered illegal tracking devices attached to their cars
By Bob Norman - Investigative Reporter
Posted: 7:00 PM, October 21, 2016
Updated: 7:18 PM, October 21, 2016
Lewy's twitter feed has been changed to private very recently. I wonder why.
He was always so keen to tell everyone just what he thought.
@SunSentinel To change decorum and direction, choose Anabelle Taub
and Michele Lazarow in Hallandale Beach
for many years I have been very critical of the Sun-Sentinel's coverage of Hallandale
Beach and the Editorial Board consistently ignoring controversial issues in HB for many, many years that if they happened almost anywhere else in Broward County, would have likely been the subject of a series of blistering editorials, most especially re the HB CRA scandal and the millions of CRA dollars that went...
One of the many reasons for that opinion of mine was that it's clear from people who were physically present in the room during past interviews that that the people on the Editorial Board asking questions, themselves, frequently did NOT know basic
facts that most HB voters and residents already knew and were considering, or even quite angry about.
Not that the paper wrote about that particular anger or why it existed.
Like, for instance, how many people were running for the seats or why HB voters were recently NOT allowed to vote for a candidate for each open seat, and instead, could only vote for two people, with the candidate coming in third being elected as well.
Who voted to make it that way for voters?
Cooper, Lewy & Sanders.
Another reason for that opinion is the case of one person involved in the endorsement process showing overt favoritism for Comm. Sanders in ways that seemed particularly egregious, and the Editorial Board not directly challenging Sanders on any of the MANY controversial and unethical things he has done since being appointed to the Commission in an anti-democratic fashion in August of 2008, rather than the Mayor simply following the city's written rules for filling a Commission vacancy.
Instead, Cooper demanded a vote many weeks BEFORE it was necessary -or there even, legally, WAS a vacancy- and never allowed the public to speak that night.
The Editorial Board has never asked Comm. Sanders how he could justify voting for every single development project that has come before him at City Hall.
Not 85% or 90% as might be common in most cities over such a period of time, but 100%.
Really, 100%? Yes. :-( )