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The Changing Winds are Blowing in Coral Springs

The Changing Winds are Blowing in Coral Springs

As a resident of this City for nearly 15 years, I decided this election cycle to take a backseat from my usual public support of candidates and watch the bloodbath take its toll on residents and business owners who just seemed so very tired of the politics as usual that the Coral Springs Commission has been spouting for the last few years. How right I was to take such a back seat, because friendships were on the line and should I have opened myself up publicly as I have in the past, these friendships would have been fractured forever.

Cimaglia edges Out Melamed for Commission Seat 4: Becomes the “Monkey in the Middle”

Cimaglia edges Out Melamed for Commission Seat 4: Becomes the “Monkey in the Middle”

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 […]

Chamber Chair Says City “Needs to Set the Standard” to Bring Businesses In

Chamber Chair Says City “Needs to Set the Standard” to Bring Businesses In

I am writing this piece as the Chairman of the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce and also as a citizen of the great City of Coral Springs.

There have been a great many articles written as well as campaigning about whether Coral Springs needs a new municipal complex and downtown region. From all I have seen, there is very little argument about whether or not we need a new city hall. If you have spent any time in our current city hall north (city hall south is already gone) it is an embarrassment. We are one of the top 15 largest cities in Florida and the city hall is not even ADA compliant.

Coral Springs Residents Not Asking for a “Downtown” and Cannot Vote on it

Coral Springs Residents Not Asking for a “Downtown” and Cannot Vote on it

By: Dave Hulett In the headline of her article in the Sunday October 26, Sun-Sentinel, reporter Lisa Huriash writes “Downtown Gaining Traction”. She forgot to mention that this is not the plan of the average Coral Springs citizen. It is being promoted by the developers who are asking the citizens of Coral Springs to anchor the project […]

Being “Everything Under the Sun” Comes With a Hefty Price

Being “Everything Under the Sun” Comes With a Hefty Price

By: Robert Townblinder It dawned on me after reading the article in Thursday’s edition of the Coral Springs Forum about the new $28 million downtown complex, now I know what that “Everything Under the Sun” slogan means.  This complex is the Taj Mahal that the current commission wants to build with our – the taxpayer’s money, […]