By: Sharon Aron Baron Coral Springs has a three-way race for City Commission Seat 5 and voters will have a tough time deciding who they believe is best qualified. All three candidates are enormously passionate about the city, each one bringing unique qualifications. Joy Carter Joy Carter, is a 29-year resident of the city and works […]
VIDEO: One of the hotly-debated issues of this city commission election in November is the proposed $28 million dollar municipal building. At the Candidate forum last week, three residents who are running for Seat 5 were asked their opinions about it.
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.
The cost of the new city hall as well as the city’s downgraded bond rating were some of the items mayoral candidate Walter “Skip” Campbell discussed while attending a “Meet and Greet” this week.
The first of two forums for all Coral Springs City-wide candidates will be held on Tuesday, September 23.
Coral Springs residents have a chance learn more about the candidates running in the municipal election at an upcoming Candidate Forum.
The Broward Young Democrats held their Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday and although the media had a field day with the fact that it was held at Coral Springs Funeral home, the event was alive and well with cocktails, live music and appearances from some of Broward County’s most prolific politicians.
Coral Springs was long considered one of the state’s leading cities. Throughout the 1990’s and 2000’s it was considered perhaps the best run large city in the state……
Governor Rick Scott made a pit stop in Coral Springs on Thursday and was met by an enthusiastic crowd of fellow Republicans.
A funny thing happened during Governor Rick Scott’s visit to Coral Springs on Thursday: running into Christine Timmon, write-in candidate for Lieutenant Governor who was dressed in what appeared to be a burka holding a sign “Wife Murder Higher After Scott Veto,” and “Tax Breaks for Murder.”
If you thought that Republicans were rare in South Florida, then you must have missed the crowd at Wings Plus on Thursday when Rick Scott made a pit stop and was met by an enthusiastic crowd of fellow conservatives.
City Commissioners are firing back at the second meeting in a row, and asking candidates to desist from spreading lies, false information and half-truths for political gain.
The Coral Springs/Parkland Democratic club held a “Rock the Vote” picnic on Sunday, inviting area club members to meet elected officials and learn more about candidates running in November’s election.
A funny thing happened on the way to the polls. Coral Springs voters first had a choice for the Mayor’s seat in the November elections, and then they did not. One candidate withdrew after the filing period closed.
What’s in a name? For one Coral Springs candidate, voters getting the correct one in November.
In a heated city commission meeting on Wednesday, commission members addressed a recent article in The Forum where Candidate Howard Melamed called them a “gang of four,” and said they did not have the skill sets required to move the city forward in the right direction.
On Monday, candidates running for judicial and school board seats had an opportunity to convince Coral Springs residents at Park Summit Senior Living Center why they should vote for them.
Dragging your feet getting that absentee ballot filled out and mailed? Maybe you’re considering voting at the polls on August 26.
Make no mistake: whether it’s August or November, voting is important and it’s important for our future.
Take the poll inside: who do you want to be your next Seat 5 city commissioner: Joy Carter, Andy Holz or Laurette Homan?
The race for the Seat 5 on the commission has a new candidate that qualified in June. Andy Holz, will be on the ballot along with Joy Carter and Laurette Homan. Holz, a mathematics teacher at Coral Springs Christian Academy, said that his platform will be local reform and fiscal responsibility.
City Commissioners raise your taxes and tell you it’s not really a tax increase as well as circumvent the normal bond issue process for the $28 million “Taj Mahal” known as the New City Hall.
By: Buddy Nevins
Former Democratic State Senator Skip Campbell is about to reenter elective politics with a race for mayor of Coral Springs, numerous sources say.
Campbell has told political sources he will file for office this week.
The mayor’s position became vacant when former Mayor Roy Gold dropped out of the race in June three days after filing.
Residents that are interested in running for Mayor and missed the last qualifying dates, now have another chance.
Former Mayor Roy Gold has pulled out of the race for mayor of Coral Springs the city clerk has confirmed this afternoon.
Gold, who was the mayor of Coral springs from 2010 to 2012 is responsible for creating the Teen Political forum as vice mayor which has been a fixture in the city since its inception in 2007.
Qualifying period is over and interested candidates that will be running in November’s election are on the ballot, with the exception of City Commissioner Dan Daley who was reelected to his seat unopposed.
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.)
Calling all civic-minded citizens that are interested in running for office in Coral Springs: your chance to get on November’s ballot begins on Monday and runs through Friday. Have an big interest in our local government? Then this is your chance to make a difference.
Are you a civic-minded person that has an interest in our local government? Then consider throwing your hat into the ring because residents in Coral Springs have time before the qualifying date in June.
If you are a candidate for office in Coral Springs, don’t assume one of our biggest unions will contact you before they make an endorsement. One candidate never received an interview before an important endorsement was awarded to her opponent.
Candidate Lou Cimaglia, held his kickoff party last week at Wings Plus along with long-time friends who were there to offer support to the 58-year resident of Broward County.