The Campaign !

….. While waging a political campaign is no picnic for sure, there are many bright spots that occur, and some new endorsements have come in lately that have me smiling ! ( I’ll tell you in a minute)

 

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I have referred back to my watch word, to make sure I take it all in good measure –

 

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noun: humility
  1. a modest or low view of one’s own importance; humbleness.
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    …… It’s the people that you represent that are important, and I hope I get the chance soon, the primary coming just next Tuesday, January 16 ……
    …… So recently a couple of new big supporters joined the list …. Jackie Scott ( former President of the Council of Civic Assoc) ……  Commissioner Romney Rogers, Mayor Jack Seiler  ……. and former Police Chief  Frank Adderley  …..  humbled !
    Here is the big list – please let me add your name !
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    Nina Randall ( former Middle River Terrace Pres)

    Tim Schiavone ( Parrot Lounge)

    Rob Edlin ( Flagler Village)

    Howard Steinhold ( Seven Isles)

    Vicki Mowrey ( Central Beach)

    Abby Laughlin ( Central beach)

    Steve Jacobson (former VP Lakeridge)

    Marge Anderson (former Pres Middle River Terrace)

    John Aurelius ( former Ft laud CC )

    Ron Weinbaum

    Logan Ritter ( MRT)

    Jen Brugman (MRT)

    Ross Parker ( Call of Africa)

    Pastor Petit Frere

    Ben Session ( former pres SMRCA)

    Sal Gatanio ( former pres SMRCA)

    Katherine Barry (past Pres CCA)

    Charlie Ladd- small developer

    Lorraine Saunders ( past Pres MRT)

    Maureen ( Eat the Tea)

    Donna Collins ( sec. SMRCA)

    Cindy Smith – wife

    Timmy Smith- son

    Frank Palenco ( House of Art)

    Rev. Luke Harrigan

    Pastor Diane Mann

    Dave Justin ( former treasure MRT)

    Randall Klett ( former Prres MRT)

    Mark Hensel ( former Pres MRT)

    Sean (Le Boy)

    George Mihau- newsletter publisher

    Chuck Gregory – Board of CCA

    Michael Haerting ( Cycle Party)

    Chris ( cycle party)

    Johua Tiktin ( Mass District)

    Mark Hartman ( former Pres MRT)

    Don Crinklaw- reporter

    Elaine Viets ( famous local author)

    Louise Birminham – MRT

    Steve Greer – MRT

    Gail Jacobson – Lakeridge

    Hubert and Terry (SMRCA)

    Rob and Carmen Smith (SMRCA)

    Rayon Piper ( VP of CCA)

    Jessica Piper – MRT

    Dan Lewis – former mayoral candidate !

    Tore Heubel – MRT

    James Brady

    Robin Merill

    Doug Snyder

    Caldwell Cooper

    Rocky Bowell- Pride Factory

    Justin Greenbaum – CRA

    Derrick Caglianone – 13th Street

    Pam Caglianone- 13th Street

    Amy Jones Hamilton – former Pres. Laudergate Isles

    Vicki Eckels- – also District 4 resident supporting Ben Sorensen

    Barry Curtis – MRT

    Diane and Bill Smart- preservationists

    Bob Oelke

    Neysa Rich Brady

    Jack Moroney – 13th Street

    Harris Soloman-

    Howard Elfman – former Dist II candidate !

    Rob Stiegle- small developer

    Linda and Karl Shallenberger

    Mel Lenet- 13th Street

    David and Susanna Coleman – MRT

    Cliff and Michelle Stickler – MRT

    Ray Thrower – SMRCA

    Tom Rose

    Jim Ober

    Richard Eberhard – MRT

    Steve and Beverly Stahl – MRT

    Nick Saknofsky – former candidate

    Brad Laird _ SMRCA

    Frank Link – Central Beach

    Ray Parker – Parker Playhouse

    Michael Madfis- architect

    Michael Ferber – former candidate Dist II

    Anthony Abbate- famous guy

    Dil Hatchette – MRT

    Dan Murphy – MRT

    John Day- famous guy

    Marc Dickerman

    Mark Lambert = Central Beach

    Darrin Mowrey – Central Beach

    Tony Esposito – Flagler Village

    Marilyn Hurst –

    Mike Tucker – President FOP

    Genia Ellis

    P.J. Espinol – SMRCA

    Nicole and Janette – SMR

    Dick Ellis

    Diana Centorino – fmr. P&Z

    Percy Johnson

    Tom Recca- CityView

    Mike Moscowitz – former candidate Dist. II

    Christine Jones – VP-  Lauderdale Manors

    Fenel Antoine – Haitian Community leader

    Jeff Torkleson – Bike Project

    James Campbell

    Tony Curatolo

    Marie McGinley – South Middle River

    Doug Blevins – former Pres SMRCA

    Bradley Decklbaum

    Linda Gibboney – former Pres SMRCA

    Ralph Rhiel – S Fla. Tourism Council

    Luis Castillo – former Pres SMRCA

    Fred Stresau – Infrastructure task force

    Terri Hayes – Victoria park

    Scott Maclaren – Pres. Stiles Corp.

    Bruce Keno

    Brian Keno

    Jim Ellis – former Pres. Lauderdale Beach

    Par Sanda – NBRA

    Tim Petrillo – restaurateur

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We Need Toys !

The Central City Alliance  is once again giving toys to some of our disadvantaged elementary school kids  that have been chosen because they are excelling in school, despite their challenged conditions …

 

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We have notified their parents, and are holding a Christmas party for them at the Middle River Terrace Park (1329 N. Dixie Hwy),  this Sunday, Dec. 17, from 2 pm to 4 pm  …..

Here’s where you come in  :

 take an unwrapped, new toy for a boy or girl, ages 5 to 12, to the Christmas Palace on NE 13th Street by Friday …… We are very light on toys this year and really need your help ….

 

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…. then, we are giving the toys out at the Middle River Terrace Park this Sunday (Dec. 17), between 2 and 4 … We are providing hamburgs, hot dogs etc., and giving the kids a very nice party …. Santa will be there    …

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thanks for your help ….. Tim Smith … 954-822-4727

Winterfest Boat Parade Tonight !

It was a fine night! The annual Winterfest Boat Parade  couldn’t have been any nicer, and  luckier….  Earlier in the day, it was raining, misty, cold…. but the rain stopped, a nice chill descended upon us, and the rain stopped! … the boats were fantastic…

 

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But being Fort Lauderdale, we had to have more…. And we did! … As usual, democracy was in action in Fort Lauderdale, and a protest ensued!

 

 

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Vegan/Peta demonstration moved through the streets around the Boat Parade,  but was very peaceful …

 

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I hung out with my friends George and Ann Mihaiu  for awhile, watched the parade, enjoyed the cool weather ……

 

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I love Fort Lauderdale ! ………………….. Tim

Now the Water Plant Tour for Candidates

As promised, I have now planned a trip to one of our two Water Plants in the City, and have invited all the fine candidates for public office to attend ……

We are going on Thursday, December 14th, from 11:30 – 12:30 pm …

 

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At least some of them ( the candidates) are going to be responsible for spending up to a billion dollars to fix the aging infrastructure in the City, and we should all want the latest information!

We are going to the Peele Dixie Water plant,  (it is actually our “historic water plant”) , and is the smallest and very much oldest of our two plants   ..

If any of you would like to join the tour, let me know at tim@timsmith.com …..  We have room, and you will find it very interesting ……  Tim

…… PS   ….  here is my latest supporters list, very proud that it is growing at a good clip

Nina Randall ( former Middle River Terrace Pres)

Tim Schiavone ( Parrot Lounge)

Rob Edlin ( Flagler Village)

Howard Steinhold ( Seven Isles)

Vicki Mowrey ( Central Beach)

Abby Laughlin ( Central beach)

Steve Jacobson (former VP Lakeridge)

Marge Anderson (former Pres Middle River Terrace)

John Aurelius ( former Ft laud CC )

Ron Weinbaum

Logan Ritter ( MRT)

Jen Brugman (MRT)

Ross Parker ( Call of Africa)

Pastor Petit Frere

Ben Session ( former pres SMRCA)

Sal Gatanio ( former pres SMRCA)

Katherine Barry (past Pres CCA)

Charlie Ladd- small developer

Lorraine Saunders ( past Pres MRT)

Maureen ( Eat the Tea)

Donna Collins ( sec. SMRCA)

Cindy Smith – wife

Timmy Smith- son

Frank Palenco ( House of Art)

Rev. Luke Harrigan

Pastor Diane Mann

Dave Justin ( former treasure MRT)

Randall Klett ( former Prres MRT)

Mark Hensel ( former Pres MRT)

Sean (Le Boy)

George Mihau- newsletter publisher

Chuck Gregory – Board of CCA

Michael Haerting ( Cycle Party)

Chris ( cycle party)

Johua Tiktin ( Mass District)

Mark Hartman ( former Pres MRT)

Don Crinklaw- reporter

Elaine Viets ( famous local author)

Louise Birminham – MRT

Steve Greer – MRT

Gail Jacobson – Lakeridge

Hubert and Terry (SMRCA)

Rob and Carmen Smith (SMRCA)

Rayon Piper ( VP of CCA)

Jessica Piper – MRT

Dan Lewis – former mayoral candidate !

Tore Heubel – MRT

James Brady

Robin Merill

Doug Snyder

Caldwell Cooper

Rocky Bowell- Pride Factory

Justin Greenbaum – CRA

Derrick Caglianone – 13th Street

Pam Caglianone- 13th Street

Amy Jones Hamilton – former Pres. Laudergate Isles

Vicki Eckels- – also District 4 resident supporting Ben Sorensen

Barry Curtis – MRT

Diane and Bill Smart- preservationists

Bob Oelke

Neysa Rich Brady

Jack Moroney – 13th Street

Harris Soloman-

Howard Elfman – former Dist II candidate !

Rob Stiegle- small developer

Linda and Karl Shallenberger

Mel Lenet- 13th Street

David and Susanna Coleman – MRT

Cliff and Michelle Stickler – MRT

Ray Thrower – SMRCA

Tom Rose

Jim Ober

Richard Eberhard – MRT

Steve and Beverly Stahl – MRT

Nick Saknofsky – former candidate

Brad Laird _ SMRCA

Frank Link – Central Beach

Ray Parker – Parker Playhouse

Michael Madfis- architect

Michael Ferber – former candidate Dist II

Anthony Abbate- famous guy

Dil Hatchette – MRT

Dan Murphy – MRT

John Day- famous guy

Marc Dickerman

Mark Lambert = Central Beach

Darrin Mowrey – Central Beach

Tony Esposito – Flagler Village

Marilyn Hurst –

Mike Tucker – President FOP

Genia Ellis

P.J. Espinol – SMRCA

Nicole and Janette – SMR

Dick Ellis

Diana Centorino – fmr. P&Z

Percy Johnson

Tom Recca- CityView

Mike Moscowitz – former candidate Dist. II

Christine Jones – VP-  Lauderdale Manors

Fenel Antoine – Haitian Community leader

Jeff Torkleson – Bike Project

James Campbell

Tony Curatolo

Marie McGinley – South Middle River

Doug Blevins – former Pres SMRCA

Bradley Decklbaum

Linda Gibboney – former Pres SMRCA

Ralph Rhiel – S Fla. Tourism Council

Luis Castillo – former Pres SMRCA

Fred Stresau – Infrastructure task force

Terri Hayes – Victoria park

Scott Maclaren – Pres. Stiles Corp.

Bruce Keno

Brian Keno

Jim Ellis – former Pres. Lauderdale Beach

Par Sanda – NBRA

Tim Petrillo – restaurateur

 

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I Had A Dream !

I had a dream  …..

 

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Oh Lordy  ….  a sweet dream it was !

 

But as reality set in, I realized I would have to work like a dog to make it really happen  …. and so  I have been ….

…..I’ve been to many debates, walked in the neighborhoods, put up signs, …. but most importantly, I have been going throughout the community to listen ….

 

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I’ve learned quite a bit  from the 100 or so citizens that have attended to give me their opinion so far, (at the listening sessions), and we have another 3 “listening tours”  planned … ( more about those later)…

but let me crow a bit about the support that seems to be coming my way, I am humbled,  ….. after getting back out into our community, and connecting with the voters, it turns out,  I did leave a  good solid reputation when I left the Commission in 2003…  and because I never quit working since then for the betterment of the City, I have kept a lot of important citizens on my side  …. here is just a part of the list of those on the Tim team !

Nina Randall ( former Middle River Terrace Pres)

Tim Schiavone ( Parrot Lounge)

Rob Edlin ( Flagler Village)

Howard Steinhold ( Seven Isles)

Vicki Mowrey ( Central Beach)

Abby Laughlin ( Central beach)

Steve Jacobson (former VP Lakeridge)

Marge Anderson (former Pres Middle River Terrace)

John Aurelius ( former Ft laud CC )

Ron Weinbaum

Logan Ritter ( MRT)

Jen Brugman (MRT)

Ross Parker ( Call of Africa)

Pastor Petit Frere

Ben Session ( former pres SMRCA)

Sal Gatanio ( former pres SMRCA)

Katherine Barry (past Pres CCA)

Charlie Ladd- small developer

Lorraine Saunders ( past Pres MRT)

Maureen ( Eat the Tea)

Donna Collins ( sec. SMRCA)

Cindy Smith – wife

Timmy Smith- son

Frank Palenco ( House of Art)

Rev. Luke Harrigan

Pastor Diane Mann

Dave Justin ( former treasure MRT)

Randall Klett ( former Prres MRT)

Mark Hensel ( former Pres MRT)

Sean (Le Boy)

George Mihau- newsletter publisher

Chuck Gregory – Board of CCA

Michael Haerting ( Cycle Party)

Chris ( cycle party)

Johua Tiktin ( Mass District)

Mark Hartman ( former Pres MRT)

Don Crinklaw- reporter

Elaine Viets ( famous local author)

Louise Birminham – MRT

Steve Greer – MRT

Gail Jacobson – Lakeridge

Hubert and Terry (SMRCA)

Rob and Carmen Smith (SMRCA)

Rayon Piper ( VP of CCA)

Jessica Piper – MRT

Dan Lewis – former mayoral candidate !

Tore Heubel – MRT

James Brady

Robin Merill

Doug Snyder

Caldwell Cooper

Rocky Bowell- Pride Factory

Justin Greenbaum – CRA

Derrick Caglianone – 13th Street

Pam Caglianone- 13th Street

Amy Jones Hamilton – former Pres. Laudergate Isles

Vicki Eckels- – also District 4 resident supporting Ben Sorensen

Barry Curtis – MRT

Diane and Bill Smart- preservationists

Bob Oelke

Neysa Rich Brady

Jack Moroney – 13th Street

Harris Soloman-

Howard Elfman – former Dist II candidate !

Rob Stiegle- small developer

Linda and Karl Shallenberger

Mel Lenet- 13th Street

David and Susanna Coleman – MRT

Cliff and Michelle Stickler – MRT

Ray Thrower – SMRCA

Tom Rose

Jim Ober

Richard Eberhard – MRT

Steve and Beverly Stahl – MRT

Nick Saknofsky – former candidate

Brad Laird _ SMRCA

Frank Link – Central Beach

Ray Parker – Parker Playhouse

Michael Madfis- architect

Michael Ferber – former candidate Dist II

Anthony Abbate- famous guy

Dil Hatchette – MRT

Dan Murphy – MRT

John Day- famous guy

Marc Dickerman

Mark Lambert = Central Beach

Darrin Mowrey – Central Beach

Tony Esposito – Flagler Village

Marilyn Hurst –

Mike Tucker – President FOP

Genia Ellis

P.J. Espinol – SMRCA

Nicole and Janette – SMR

Dick Ellis

Diana Centorino – fmr. P&Z

Percy Johnson

Tom Recca- CityView

Mike Moscowitz – former candidate Dist. II

Christine Jones – VP-  Lauderdale Manors

Fenel Antoine – Haitian Community leader

Jeff Torkleson – Bike Project

James Campbell

Tony Curatolo

Marie McGinley – South Middle River

Doug Blevins – former Pres SMRCA

Bradley Decklbaum

Linda Gibboney – former Pres SMRCA

Ralph Rhiel – S Fla. Tourism Council

Luis Castillo – former Pres SMRCA

Fred Stresau – Infrastructure task force

Terri Hayes – Victoria park

Scott Maclaren – Pres. Stiles Corp.

Bruce Keno

Brian Keno

Jim Ellis – former Pres. Lauderdale Beach

Par Sanda – NBRA

 

 

….So my next listening session is in Victoria Park,  at Midici Pizza on N. Federal ( have a slice on me) on Wednesday, December 13, from 6 to 7 pm ……

 

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So , please come, give me a fair look, and vote for me if you can ……

If you can contribute to the effort,( I am the only candidate that restricts my donations to only $25,) so I really do need your money …. click on the button below and realize that this is paid for and approved by the Tim Smith campaign for City Commission Fort Lauderdale Dist II   ……   thx, Tim

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Two Good Things

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……   the 5th Annual Christmas Toy Give Away

 

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You hopefully remember that the CCA (Central City Alliance – yours truly President :-), holds a most memorable and special Christmas Toy Give Away every year the Sunday before Christmas  … that is Santa (aka Commissioner McKinzie)  arriving last year in style,  in a ’32 Model T !

We reach out to the local elementary schools in the Central City area, and ask them for a list of their 25 students that excelled this year, despite being from disadvantaged households…. Brings a tear to my eyes !

Then, YOU bring a new unwrapped toy for a boy or a girl, ages 5 to 12, to the Christmas Palace on 13th  Street   ….

 

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On Sunday, December 17,  Santa will roll into the Middle River Terrace Park, (1329 N Dixie Highway) at 3 pm sharp ( this year in a ’64 Thunderbird convertible) !  …the kids will scream with delight … ( as will old school Ford fanatics!)

 

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The Broward Trust for Historic Preservation will hold their second Historic Home Tour ……  There’s a new list of historic Fort Lauderdale homes from last year, and you shouldn’t miss it  …. Here are the details below  ….

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On Saturday, December 2, 2017, we kick-off the weekend’s events with our “Evening in the Fire House” and then on Sunday, December 3, 2017 our Second Annual Historic Homes Holiday Tour, featuring eight landmark properties.

This self-guided tour of eight historic homes are decorated for the season, sharing with the public the beauty of our architectural history. Last year’s inaugural event exceeded all expectations, and is fast becoming an annual holiday tradition.

Please call 954-643-0044 or go to our tour website www.historicholidayhometour.org for more information.

New this year is the option of riding your own dedicated Sun Trolley, which will take you to all of the homes seamlessly. Two time options are available: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Self-guided tour attendees may check-in at any one of the eight homes. For property addresses go to our tour website.

www.historicholidayhometour.org

Memberships, Donations and Sponsorships are available.

Feel free to check the website frequently for more updates and the latest information.

 thanks ………….  TIM

 

Sewage Plant Monday

Dear candidates for the Fort Lauderdale City Commission…..

 

….. The fact finding tour of the Lohmeyer Wastewater Treatment Plant is officially scheduled for Monday, November 27th, from 11:30 to 12:30…

 

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As our failing sewer system is Issue #1, probably a billion dollar effort, I hope everyone can attend……

 

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City management is accommodating the tour, and City wastewater professionals will be there to explain the complicated system, take all questions, (even political statements if you must 🙂 , and we will all leave better suited to govern, should you get elected  ..

 

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I asked for the 11:30 to 12:30 time slot, as some of you have day jobs ……  I suggest you eat a late breakfast and skip lunch !

As some of our leading citizens ( and a reporter) have expressed interest in attending, please let me know asap if you are attending to make sure we leave room for all candidates……

 

thanks, Tim

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…..And on a political note, here is the latest list of many of my supporters, let me know if I can put you on the list! ….. Also, the DONATE to the Tim Smith campaign button follows 🙂

 

Nina Randall ( former Middle River Terrace Pres)

Tim Schiavone ( Parrot Lounge)

Rob Edlin ( Flagler Village)

Howard Steinhols ( Seven Isles)

Vicki Mowrey ( Central Beach)

Abby Laughlin ( Central beach)

Steve Jacobson (former VP Lakeridge)

Marge Anderson (former Pres Middle River Terrace)

John Aurelius ( former Ft laud CC )

Ron Weinbaum

Logan Ritter ( MRT)

Jen Brugman (MRT)

Ross Parker ( Call of Africa)

Pastor Petit Frere

Ben Session ( former pres SMRCA)

Sal Gatanio ( former pres SMRCA)

Katherine Barry (past Pres CCA)

Charlie Ladd- small developer

Lorraine Saunders ( past Pres MRT)

Maureen ( Eat the Tea)

Donna Collins ( sec. SMRCA)

Cindy Smith – wife

Timmy Smith- son

Frank Palenco ( House of Art)

Rev. Luke Harrigan

Pastor Diane Mann

Dave Justin ( former treasure MRT)

Randall Klett ( former Prres MRT)

Mark Hensel ( former Pres MRT)

Sean (Le Boy)

George Mihau- newsletter publisher

Chuck Gregory – Board of CCA

Michael Haerting ( Cycle Party)

Chris ( cycle party)

Johua Tiktin ( Mass District)

Mark Hartman ( former Pres MRT)

Don Crinklaw- reporter

Elaine Viets ( famous local author)

Louise Birminham – MRT

Steve Greer – MRT

Gail Jacobson – Lakeridge

Hubert and Terry (SMRCA)

Rob and Carmen Smith (SMRCA)

Rayon Piper ( VP of CCA)

Jessica Piper – MRT

Dan Lewis – former mayoral candidate !

Tore Heubel – MRT

James Brady

Robin Merill

Doug Snyder

Caldwell Cooper

Rocky Bowell- Pride Factory

Justin Greenbaum – CRA

Derrick Caglianone – 13th Street

Pam Caglianone- 13th Street

Amy Jones Hamilton – former Pres. Laudergate Isles

Vicki Eckels- – also District 4 resident supporting Ben Sorensen

Barry Curtis – MRT

Diane and Bill Smart- preservationists

Bob Oelke

Neysa Rich Brady

Jack Moroney – 13th Street

Harris Soloman-

Howard Elfman – former Dist II candidate !

Rob Stiegle- small developer

Linda and Karl Shallenberger

Mel Lenet- 13th Street

David and Susanna Coleman – MRT

Cliff and Michelle Stickler – MRT

Ray Thrower – SMRCA

Tom Rose

Jim Ober

Richard Eberhard – MRT

Steve and Beverly Stahl – MRT

Nick Saknofsky – former candidate

Brad Laird _ SMRCA

Frank Link – Central Beach

Ray Parker – Parker Playhouse

Michael Madfis- architect

Michael Ferber – former candidate Dist II

Anthony Abbate- famous guy

Dil Hatchette – MRT

Dan Murphy – MRT

John Day- famous guy

Marc Dickerman

Mark Lambert = Central Beach

Darrin Mowrey – Central Beach

Tony Esposito – Flagler Village

Marilyn Hurst –

Mike Tucker – President FOP

Genia Ellis

P.J. Espinol – SMRCA

Nicole and Janette – SMR

Dick Ellis

Diana Centorino – fmr. P&Z

Percy Johnson

Tom Recca- CityView

Mike Moscowitz – former candidate Dist. II

Christine Jones – VP-  Lauderdale Manors

Fenel Antoine – Haitian Community leader

Jeff Torkleson – Bike Project

James Campbell

Tony Curatolo

Marie McGinley – South Middle River

Doug Blevins – former Pres SMRCA

Bradley Decklbaum

Linda Gibboney – former Pres SMRCA

Ralph Rhiel – S Fla. Tourism Council

Luis Castillo – former Pres SMRCA

Fred Stresau – Infrastructure task force

 

 

 

 

 

…. see me in the community, or send me an email or call me at 954-822-4727 to add your name  …thanks, Tim

 

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We Came, We Saw, It Got Cleaned !

This morning, 25 % of the candidates for the Fort Lauderdale City Commission, got up early and met at the Main Library to draw attention to the miserable conditions there  ..

It was a bigger success than I expected, let me tell you why …..

 

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…. Though it was on short notice, and many of the candidates had conflicts, we did see candidates Ben Sorensen,  Marie”Peaches” Huntley, Dr. Warren Sturman and myself.

First, we decided to look around and take in the problem, before we got busy picking and sweeping ……

 

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The weakest amongst us live there, outside in the rain and the filth  ….

 

But here comes the silver lining of the whole adventure …..

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On Friday, I called County Commissioner Ryan’s office and spoke with his wonderful aide Kristen Carter, to give them a heads up that candidates from Fort Lauderdale were coming to try and do something with the garbage at the County facility… She said she would let “facilities ” know!

When we pulled up, you know what we saw ……..

 

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…..facilities

 

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and facilities

 

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and facilities ……

Funny how things work sometimes  ...

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So we ( the four candidates) decided that after this success, we should continue on and do something else productive  ……  We are asking the City to let us tour the Sewage Treatment Plant, (as sewage is the number one problem on everyone’s mind), on (Monday, November 27th, from 11;30 to 12;30, lunch hour:-), so everyone can understand the whole complicated system, ask tough questions, be ready to govern..

I’m hoping for an even greater turn – out of the candidates there  …

…………Tim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenge To All Fort Lauderdale Candidates

 

This is an actual  challenge to all the fine women and men who have filed to run for the Fort Lauderdale City Commission  ….Dean, Charlotte, Bruce, Heather, Chad, George, Lester, Steve, Robert, Marie, Donna, Walter, Ben, Warren, and me ….

……. Keep open this Sunday, November 19th, at 9 am  ( details below)

 

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This is the filthy Main Library, right in the middle of our downtown… ……this morning, it looked even worse than this older photo…

It is certainly, totally unacceptable to us all, but because it is the County’s property, it stays looking this way, with dozens of troubled people using it as an unsanitary  “tent city” ….

 

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So why don’t we, who are  asking  to serve the City, start this Sunday by cleaning up this disaster   …..  I will bring bags, gloves, mulch, a couple of rakes and good spirit ( and coffee) ….. You bring some of your supporters …. ( and Dean, wear work clothes 🙂

I am calling Henderson Health, BARC, and the Homeless Assistance Center today to see if they will attend and maybe start the process of alleviating these sad folks of their homeless status ….

Let’s show the citizens that we wanna-be politicians have a little more than just hot air !!!

I hope all see all you candidates ( and all the rest of you) on Sunday ……. Tim