Coral Springers resoundingly voiced their preferences for a new mayor and sent Commissioner Tom Powers packing in favor of Skip Campbell. They also showed their approval…in fact, they screamed their approval…for Joy Carter over Laurette Homan to take over Commission Seat 5.
By Ira Rather: With just a hundred plus more votes, Lou Cimaglia edged out Howard Melamed for Coral Springs Commission Seat 4. By all accounts, and based on the other local contests, this was a real surprise. Cimaglia ran on a status-quo platform, supported by and supporting the policies of Commissioner Tom Powers (who happens […]
Editorial by Ira Rather:
It wasn’t simply a victory for Walter Skip Campbell. It was a bloodbath for soon-to-be former Commissioner Tom Powers.
As a guest contributor to Coral Springs Talk, it’s my job to do the dirty jobs so that you don’t have to. Attending last night’s forum of the candidates for Coral Springs Mayor and City Commissioners was one such job, held at St. Andrew’s Church and moderated by the League of Women Voters.
It’s a huge story that maybe shouldn’t be, because if another plane had disappeared into the Indian Ocean on the day of the ruling, it wouldn’t be. It’s just an unfortunate fact that tragic, flaming deaths and their weeping relatives attract way more viewers than discussions on the nuances of the Constitution.
If you haven’t watched a city commission meeting you don’t know what you’re missing, because move over Marx Brothers. If you want real comedy, look no further than City Hall on Sample Road. (And we doubt the new $30 million City Hall on University Drive is going to make it any less funny.)
3,386 violations were issued from January 2013 through June 2013. THREE THOUSAND, THREE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-SIX VIOLATIONS ISSUED FOR A TOTAL REDUCTION OF SIX ACCIDENTS!
Are these guys NUTS!? More than 3,000 people fined, arguably illegally fined (privacy rights anyone?), for a reduction rate of six accidents based on the city’s “study” from a totally different timeframe?