Posts Tagged ‘CRA’

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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Hallandale freezes payments for city development, jobs programs citing waste & fraud

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

By William Gjebre
FloridaBulldog.org
Hallandale Beach City Manager Roger Carlton has ordered what could be a multi-million dollar freeze on all payments under two city jobs and business development programs, saying they “have lost their way.”
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Report: Hallandale commissioner Anthony Sanders “engaged in pattern of misconduct”

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

By William Gjebre
FloridaBulldog.org
A preliminary report by the Broward Inspector General’s Office says Hallandale Beach City Commissioner Anthony Sanders “engaged in a pattern of misconduct” when he “failed to disclose payments” made to him and other family members by a community group which Sanders voted to give thousands of dollars in city grants and other funding.
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Hallandale Beach halts advertising in local newspaper where mayor is a columnist

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

By William Gjebre
FloridaBulldog.org
Hallandale Beach city commissioners have pulled the plug on city advertising in the local Sun Times newspaper featuring articles by Mayor Joy Cooper that drew fire from commission colleagues as “propaganda” for the mayor.
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New majority on Hallandale commission wants to know: Where did CRA millions go?

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

By William Gjebre
FloridaBulldog.org
The new majority on the Hallandale Beach City Commission will seek the first-ever forensic audit of all expenditures by its troubled Community Redevelopment Agency for the past five years, including finding out why $7.4 million had to be cut to balance the agency’s budget this fiscal year.
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Fort Lauderdale to use “poor people’s money” to subsidize transit for affluent?

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

By William Gjebre
FloridaBulldog.org
Fort Lauderdale’s recent approval of a no-bid contract to update the plan for the troubled Northwest-Progresso-Flagler Heights Community Redevelopment Agency has raised concerns about a lack of public input amid a rush to add projects not in the current plan at the expense of community needs.
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Hollywood Beach CRA the target of moves to cut its funding, or kill it

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

By William Gjebre
FloridaBulldog.org
Hollywood City Commissioner Peter Hernandez says the Beach Community Redevelopment Agency should be abolished because it has had increasing property tax funds for its use — at times exceeding its needs — while the “rest of the city is starving” to pay for operations and needed improvements.
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