Posts Tagged ‘Broward County Commission’

Broward auditor: Poor port management led to public health issues and let workers use county gear to profit

Friday, April 5th, 2019

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Broward’s independent auditor has slammed Port Everglades for poor management that resulted in public health and safety issues and let current and former employees repeatedly use expensive county equipment for personal financial gain.
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Broward investigates alleged scheme by transit officials to hide buses from federal DOT auditors

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Two Broward transit workers fired last month for payroll fraud were allegedly part of a scheme last June to help county transit officials hide buses from auditors of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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Whistleblower sues Broward County over corruption and retaliation at Port Everglades

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A former Port Everglades supervisor is blowing the whistle on corruption there, including “widespread” purchasing card abuse by port employees and Broward County’s failure to protect him from retaliation.
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Manager says millions lost to cheap rents at Port Everglades; County investigating

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Port Everglades’ property manager has resigned, a month after accusing port administrators of allowing commercial tenants to dodge millions of dollars in rent by “dramatically undercharging” for port warehouse space.
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Builder of collapsed FIU pedestrian bridge had troubling construction failure at Port Everglades

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Two months after last year’s fatal FIU pedestrian bridge collapse in Miami, the company that built the bridge was responsible for a troubling construction failure at Port Everglades.
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BSO, County Auditor probe out-of-control P-Card spending by Port Everglades employees

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A Port Everglades plumber was fired, another quit and current and former port public works employees are under suspicion amid a quiet investigation into apparent out-of-control spending using county credit cards.
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Construction giant Odebrecht goes after former top So. Fla execs for stealing trade secrets

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
Odebrecht, the controversial global conglomerate that has an extensive portfolio of big-ticket government construction projects across Florida, is accusing three of its former top South Florida executives of pillaging trade secrets, company data and clients over the last two years.
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Broward’s new Community Court looks to keep non-violent offenders out of jail

Monday, October 8th, 2018

By Noreen Marcus
FloridaBulldog.org
Broward has launched a new court to help keep non-violent lawbreakers out of jail. The “community court” is getting a jump-start with a $200,000 grant from the Center for Court Innovation, a nonprofit that supports outside-the-box solutions to problems within the justice system.
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Broward, Pompano OK’d tax breaks for maker of Russian AK-47 assault rifles

Monday, March 5th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
At the first regular meeting of the Broward County Commission after the Valentine’s Day shooting slaughter in Parkland, Mayor Beam Furr talked of anguish and action. But 32 months earlier Furr and his commission colleagues offered tax incentives to attract to Broward the maker of Russian-style AK-47 assault rifles.
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Facing liability, Broward changes course on helping homeless in mental health court

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

By Noreen Marcus
FloridaBulldog.org
Brandishing research into federal law won Broward County Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren what she wants: a unified approach to sheltering homeless people who appear in her mental health court.
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Poor Fort Lauderdale neighborhood pays millions for city streetcar line that won’t reach it

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

By Joseph A. Mann Jr.
FloridaBulldog.org
What does sewage in the streets around western Sistrunk Blvd. (NW 6th Street) in Fort Lauderdale have to do with the $195- million Wave Streetcar line being developed for the city? Plenty, according to Marie “Ms. Peaches” Huntley, neighborhood resident, activist, businesswoman and candidate for commissioner in District 3 of Fort Lauderdale, as well as other critics.
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