Working Girls: Ritter and Lieberman Won't Stop Trickin'

Simple question: How are Broward County Commissioners Stacy Ritter and Ilene Lieberman even still in office? 

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Ritter at work.
​Seriously. Both voted for dirty developers Bruce and Shawn Chait, and both received something from them in return. Lieberman is now a state's witness testifying against her former political protégé, suspended Tamarac Mayor Beth Talabisco, and Ritter remains under criminal investigation for not only her involvement with the Chaits but also votes involving the lobbying firm clients of her husband, Russ Klenet, while misspending tens of thousands of dollars in campaign funds with her husband on lavish meals. 

Both should do us a favor and resign. That won't happen because they (A) they're both shameless, and (B) they don't want to lose the $90,000-plus we're paying them. 

Lieberman hid her face from public view for a few months and told many that she was on her way out of politics. But she's coming creeping back, and a source says that she recently told her staff that if term limits imposed by the voters are lifted by the antidemocratic lawsuit (note the small d) filed by Bill Scherer for John Rodstrom, she'll run again

This hasn't been substantiated, but it's not surprising to hear. Both Ritter and Lieberman outgrew any sense of decency many, many years ago. And both can still raise tens of thousands of dollars with the blink an eye. They've still got their pimps, after all, the
lobbyists and contractors who shower them with campaign money. And the pimps don't care about anything so long as they get theirs. With all that cash and some good campaign tricks and some support from the corrupted condos, Ritter and Lieberman figure they can keep getting elected even as they make a mockery of the county. 

Ritter is still out doing her coffees. This week, she had on Penny Loughan of the Pantry. You'll remember that it was the Pantry that put on the dancing event that gave us so many images of Ritter dressed up as, you guessed it, a prostitute. This year, Ritter will be a judge for the event. 

Right at the beginning of the video, Loughan made a joke about corruption. When it came to picking winners for the dancing event, she said, "Seeing how this is the state of Florida, I decided you could buy votes." 

"Hey!" said the ever-phony Ritter, laughing. "Thanks."

"Sorry about that," said Loughan. 

"Except for me," Ritter said. 

"Yes," said Loughan. 

Nobody showed how easy it is to buy votes in Broward County more than the Chaits -- and of course, Ritter and Lieberman went along with the dirty developers. Ritter got campaign contributions and a now-famous golf cart that we know of. Lieberman had the Chaits hire her favorite political operative, Beverly Stracher, whom the Chaits say they paid $100,000 in cash. The Chaits also put $25,000 into Lieberman's favorite charity and hired her husband, Stuart Michelson, to represent them. 

People paying attention in Tamarac knew good and well that the Chaits were dirty and were paying off people long before the developers got caught and started telling their story to prosecutors. Before Lieberman and Ritter voted in favor of the Chaits' project, a Tamarac resident named Tom Gorton all but accused the officials of taking bribes and pleaded with the county not to ruin his neighborhood with the Chaits' dense housing project. Here are some of Gorton's words on August 22, 2006, just before the commission's vote to approve the monstrous project: 
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My name is Tom Gorton. I live in the Mainlands. I've lived there for 15 years, and I am just thinking how wonderful America is. Here we have this lawyer come up and tell us about this new development, and he spent 95 percent of his time telling you how much money he's going to give away. What about the good that this development is going to do? Why don't you tell us? But if you're just going to stand up and say: "I am going to give these people a million. I am going to give these people a million," we are not interested, and everybody here that supported it is on the list to take money from this builder. I mean, that should be raising some red flags somewheres.

The traffic, Commercial Boulevard at the turnpike is already F. It doesn't get any worse. It's just like school: You can't get a double F, triple F; it's an F. It's failed miserably. And now we are going to put 585 bedrooms in this community, 585 bedrooms. So according to the builder, he said only 44 kids for 585 bedrooms. Sounds a little strange to me, but if that's the case, let's say the 540 other bedrooms are adults, so that's going to put 1,000 cars in the morning, 1,000 cars in the afternoon that goes right through [my neighborhood]...

There is a gridlock there now. People make their appointments in the daytime after 10 o'clock in the morning and before 3 in the afternoon because they can't get in and out of the neighborhood. We are not part of the problem. We are part of the solution. We try to work around the gridlock that's there every day. It's impossible. You might wait six, seven times for a light change to get out of there.

I mean, there are so many other problems there have to be looked at. I would hope this commission board would do more study and look at it. Why should so many people be so adversely affected to benefit one person, a builder? We have a couple of thousand older people in the neighborhood. They just want to walk the street. They don't bother anybody. They don't take much from Broward County for services. They pay their taxes, and they want to be left alone. We are in God's waiting room. We just want to be left there. Just leave us alone...

I am sure we could get into the details, but all I am asking this board is, please, be the trendsetters of Florida and say enough is enough is enough. 
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Nobody listened to Tom Gorton. He's no pimp, and he didn't have enough money to open their ears.

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City Activist Robert Walsh
City Activist Robert Walsh

Lieberman you think is running again. Don't forget the appelate court is going to be hearing this term limits very shortly(probably next month or so. I think Lieberman will stay in poltics if, again IF she beats this whole mess w/ Talabisco and yes Stracher. If given Immunity(has she or doesn't she have it??) obviously she will be all set. I think lady luck her is crapped out. I think Att/Comm.Sheila Alu (notice the Att/Comm title contribute that to good lawyers) is coaching Lieberman and for her support Lieberman wil endorse her for Lady luck's comm. seat. who knows this whole story is very troubling. I think th eone that should also go to jail is Stracher(immunity). Concentrate on Stracher Mrs.Talabisco(you are the fall guy) . The more I try to disect this triangle the more I concentrate on Stracher. Everybody's friend is no body's friend. You got lucky Bev, damn lucky. I can't wait to meet you, immunity and all...

WhiskeyForMyMenBeerForMyHorses
WhiskeyForMyMenBeerForMyHorses

LOVE LOVE LOVE The title - Working Girls: Ritter and Lieberman Won't Stop Trickin'

Lets caption the photo; I believe the words out of her mouth to be:

"Haaaay boys put some bills in my bucket & I’ll be sure to vote so I can profit!”

jad
jad

Flori-DUH posted the Florida law that showed the ACTUAL AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION that the county commissioners should be receiving, which is $22,500 per year. Regardless of the law, county commissioners in Broward County are receiving over four times the base salary. It makes you wonder “Just how did that happen?” Is it possible that any incompetent lawyer, deliberately hired by the county commission for his incompetence, could have misread sec. 145.031, F.S., to somehow make it appear that county commissioners in Broward County are worth almost $100,000 base salary yearly, a sum much higher than anywhere else in the State of Florida (which might make the county attorney’s value and payment scale ratchet up a few notches)? Is it possible that every one of the commissioners could be so ignorant of the law governing their compensation, for such a (CONTINUING) lengthy period of time?

Looks can be so deceiving -- especially for county attorneys & county commissioners employed by Broward County that have used a pot of tax money to finagle sundry plans in devious ways to overbuild the area, diminish social services, reduce the infrastructure, and cut a swathe through the Everglades. I know that reading the laws can make you bleary-eyed, and it is rather boring. But, it is essential to read these laws (and get some type of understanding) so that you no longer get hoodwinked. So (AS A COMPANION PIECE TO THAT EXCELLENT BIT OF INFORMATION POSTED BY FLORI-DUH), here goes a response to anonymously yours, who seems to think that somehow the county charter is a document that can be used to circumvent the law & permit the commissioners to continue to pillage & plunder the treasury to fatten their wallets, at the expense of the ever-suffering, over-taxed, under-appreciated taxpayer.

The designation for Title XI, F.S., is “County Organization and Intergovernmental Relations,” and this particular title of the Florida Statutes contains 20 separate chapters of Florida law. One of these twenty chapters, (the second listed) ch. 125, F.S., is titled “County Government”, and consists of 6 separate parts. Part II of ch. 125, F.S., (with 9-sections) titled “Self-Government,” and Part IV of ch. 125, F.S., (with 9-sections) titled “Optional County Charters,” involve laws for chartered counties. Part III of ch. 125, F.S., (with 5-sections) titled “County Administration,” involves laws for counties that are not chartered (from the statement of sec. 125.72, F.S., that “provisions of this part may apply to any county in this state which has not adopted a charter form of county government”). On the other hand, ch. 145, F.S., is titled “Compensation of County Officials, and is not a large chapter, consisting of only 18-sections.

It is ch. 145, F.S., that has made anonymously yours respond to the two laws (of sec. 145.031, F.S., & sec. 145.17, F.S.) posted by Flori-DUH, with the statement that “Broward County is a Charter County. Not Applicable.” I believe the type of home-rule status has not been taken into consideration -- and so, the law says otherwise, but please reply, anonymously yours, if you feel that I am wrong or have misrepresented the law.

Sec. 145.011, F.S., identifies, as titled, the “Legislative Intent” of ch. 145, F.S., which is set out to comply with the directive given in art. II, sec. 5(c), Fla.Const. The Florida Legislature plainly secured a payment scheme (for compensation for county officials) that could not be compromised (unless the violator wished to pay fees & penalties, lose office & benefits, and be imprisoned). Furthermore, the Legislature had determined, as set out in sec. 145.16(2)(a), F.S., that pursuant to art. III, sec. 11(a)(21), Fla.Const., that there would be NO SPECIAL LAW OR GENERAL LAW OF LOCAL APPLICATION PERTAINING TO THE COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. The subsequent warning is quite clear that sec. 145.17, F.S., would treat, as a first degree misdemeanor, any action taken that would supplement the salary of a county commissioner, unless allowance had been given by one of the sections of ch. 145, F.S.

Again, the law of sec. 145.17, F.S., is (in the entirety) “The compensation provided in chapter 145 shall be the sole and exclusive compensation of the officers whose salary is established therein for the execution of their official duties, and, except as specifically provided herein, the acceptance of salary for official duties as a result of other general or special law, general law of local application, resolution, or supplement or from any other source is a misdemeanor of the first degree punishable as provided in ss. 775.082 and 775.083.” So, exactly how would the fact that Broward County is a charter county with home-rule powers stand in the way of a prosecution against each and every sitting county commissioner, and any and all county commissioners for whom the statute of limitations is still running, for taking such an exorbitant, unqualified amount of moneys, as a compensation for office (which surely would be grand theft, if the criminal act was accomplished with knowledge aforethought)?

The Broward County home-rule charter was adopted in November of 1974, and it went into effect in January, 1975. A 15-member commission, that produced the charter, conducted a comprehensive study of the operation of county government. In this charter, did executive director Ken Jenne (assisted by Hamilton Forman, Hugh Anderson, E. Clay Shaw, and other helpmates) provide for the county commissioners to receive a compensation that was stratospheric, and not applicable to ch. 145, F.S.? Sec. 145.031, F.S., preceded the county charter by 14-years & sec. 145.17, F.S., was adopted in 1973, over 1-year before the charter’s existence. So, at that time, the charter commission would have held knowledge of the way that county commissioners were compensated, and they would have known of the rate of pay. Since the system to compensate county officials (like the county commissioners) was already properly formulated in the Florida law, it is possible that Ken Jenne & crew did not feel a need to further address the matter. If a review of the home-rule charter should show that Ken Jenne & his band of merry men had forgotten to insert an outrageous payment scheme for county commissioners, or else changed their minds and thought that a compensation package for county commissioners would be better addressed in the charter, there would always be the possibility of amendment.

Under sec. 125.64(2), F.S., (a law adopted in 1969), “Such charter, once adopted by the electors, may be amended only by the electors of the county.” So, there was a way to amend the charter, but once the commission was through and the charter adopted by the people (at a referendum election), the only way to amend the charter would be the same as when the people had adopted the charter, which was by a majority vote of the electors of the county. Sec. 1.02A of art. I of the county’s charter also provided (for law and an amendment process, in) that self-government brought about from the home-rule charter would not be “inconsistent with the United States Constitution, the Florida Constitution, general law, or with special law approved by vote of the electors and this Charter.” Moreover, sec. 1.02B of art. I of the county’s charter contains a little disclaimer that “if the Charter makes no provision,” the details would be found in either “ordinance, resolution of the County Commission, or by the Constitution and laws of the State of Florida.” Although there should be agreement that the passage of an ordinance should never be recognized as a legitimate means of amending the home-rule charter. And, the county commissioners powers are limited, under sec. 2.01 of art. II of the charter, when enacting ordinances, since any action taken in the enactment of an ordinance must be “consistent with this Charter and that is in the best interest of the health, safety, and welfare of the County’s citizens.” This should be taken to mean that if there is no preexisting provision in the charter for a specific ordinance, an ordinance alone can not be used to amend the charter.

Later, a Citizen’s Bill of Rights was added, as sec. 1.04 of art. I of the county’s charter (of which the Preamble to the charter had already made several guarantees, one of which was “to secure to the County’s citizens protection against abuses and encroachments by County government”). In subsection J (of sec. 1.04 of art. I), this Bill of Rights addressed a conflict of interest section (which has been said is to be a Code of Ethics) that would be adopted later by the county to be inserted into the county’s code of ordinances. It seems that this peculiar amendment took the right to adopt a code of ethics, out of the hands of the people and transferred the power to complete the task of amendment to the county commissioners to accomplish the feat through adoption of an ordinance (a process described under sec. 125.66, F.S.). Consequently, would a county lawyer decide that the Citizen’s Bill of Rights could be used to raise the salaries of the county commissioners in this same way, which was a simple adoption of an ordinance (by the commissioners themselves), stripping the people of the power to amend when exercising their right to vote on the measure? Other than the limited empowerment of the county commissioners to enact an ordinance, under sec. 2.01 of art. II of the charter, where exactly would the enactment of an ordinance for a matter not addressed in (or consistent with) the charter be found? How exactly would a county attorney rely on the county charter to show the people that the people had given up a right to make a decision on compensation of county commissioners, through amendment of the charter by popular vote of the people?

It just may be that a county attorney can not document such an outrageous scheme, and the authority to give commissioners an exorbitant sum of moneys, contrary to the payment schedule contained under sec. 145.031, F.S., was not included in the charter. This omission had happened with a particular matter, which was the right to fill the vacancy in a county commission office. Sec. 2.01E of art. II of the Broward County home-rule charter does recognize that a vacancy in the office (of county commissioner) could exist, with an explanation that a vacancy “shall be defined and filled as provided by the laws of the State of Florida.” However, sec. 125.83(3) (of Part IV of ch, 125) F.S., adopted in 1974, provides “The county charter shall define “vacancy in office” and provide methods for filling such vacancy.” There is no similar description in Part II of ch. 125, F.S. (which would be the law that would be applicable to Broward County, as the home-rule charter was not originally brought forward by a county commission ordinance, as with part IV, but by a full-panel, charter commission study). Anyway, there is no clear definition, in either Florida law or charter provisions, as to what “vacancy on office” is.

There is clear definition in the way that compensation is paid to county officials, of which county commissioners have been included, under sec. 145.16(2)(a), F.S. According to sec. 145.19(2), F.S., the Department of Management Services must certify “the annual factor and the cumulative annual factors,” due to the fact that the salaries of all officials listed in ch. 145, F.S., are adjusted. In addition, a special qualification salary (that does not exceed $2,000) can be added to the adjusted salary rate of the official. If there has been a provision made in a county’s home rule charter, it is possible that the Florida Legislature was able to abrogate its responsibilities to oversee the payment schedule of certain designated county officials. So, it is apparent that sec. 145.012, F.S., grants an allowance to sidestep the scheduled payment plan arranged for county officials -- but, only if the county’s charter had already announced the provision, with the publication of such a plan in its charter. Just because the law would allow an avoidance of the fee schedule, does not mean that a home rule charter county can automatically grant more moneys to whomever it wants. Sec 145.012, F.S., plainly stated “This chapter applies to all officials herein designated in all counties of the state, except those officials whose salaries are not subject to being set by the Legislature because of the provisions of a county home rule charter.” If there were no provision in the charter, ch. 145, F.S., was the commanding law.

Any amount of supplemental compensation has been prohibited under sec. 145.17, F.S. Any action to snooker the populace is actually a crime, if done in contradiction to the law & contrary to the charter. If the provision is not made in the Broward County home-rule charter for compensation for county commissioners, no simple passage of an ordinance can be used to make a salary schedule, as that too would be a violation of Florida law. Even though sec. 125.83(4), F.S., permits compensation to be formulated in an ordinance to be adopted by the board of the county commission, this activity would not be applicable in Broward County. In order for sec. 125.83, F.S., to apply in a county, sec. 125.82, F.S., would have had to have been used as an alternative way to that provided by the provisions of sec. 125.60 – sec. 125.64 (of Part II of ch. 125, F.S.) Sec. 125.82, F.S., and sec. 125. 83, F.S., are just two of the sections of Part IV, which is a way of adopting a home-rule charter that county commissioners have made-up by ordinance.

Broward County adopted its home-rule charter under Part II of ch. 125, F.S., through a charter review commission (with Ken Jenne as the executive director & 15 people on the charter review commission, per sec. 125.61(2), F.S.) and a subsequent adoption of the charter commission’s work by the people. Section 125.83(4), F.S., resides in Part IV of ch. 125, F.S., which is the part that identifies with “optional home-rule charters,” which are those charters initially brought forward by county ordinance (NOT an outside source, like a charter review commission). Naturally, a county ordinance could be adopted later to amend that charter that was originally implemented by county ordinance. However, in Broward County, the foundation of its home-rule charter was not by ordinance, and the salary scheme put forth under sec. 125.83(4), F.S. would not apply.

A comprehensive study by the charter commission was done in Broward County, per sec. 125.63, F.S. Such charter, once adopted by the electors, may be amended only by the electors of the county, per sec. 125.64(2), F.S. Sec. 145.031(1), F.S., provides (in the entirety) “Each member of the board of county commissioners shall receive as salary the amount indicated, based on the population of his or her county. In addition, compensation shall be made for population increments over the minimum for each population group, which shall be determined by multiplying the population in excess of the minimum for the grouping times the group rate.” Hence, sec. 2.01D of Art. III of the county’s charter, which reads (in the entirety) as “The Commissioners’ salaries shall be determined and established in accordance with the general law of the State of Florida pertaining to compensation for Commissioners of non-charter counties. Commissioners shall only be reimbursed for expenses that are specifically approved by the County Commission, and when properly incurred on County business, in conformance with the laws of the State of Florida,” limits the power of commissioners, just as sec. 2.01E of Article II limits the power of the public to define vacancy in office.

The county commissioners and county attorney may have believed that the outrageous sums of money being paid as a salary was a just and a legitimate expense for the taxpayers (to contribute). However, the laws prove otherwise. Flori-DUH was correct when posting the applicable Florida laws. The Broward County Commissioners are in violation of the law when accepting compensation that is not permitted in the charter, in the statutes, in the constitution, or using just plain sane judgment. This is a travesty and must be stopped. If Michael Satz won’t do what he is paid to do (which is to arrest each and every commissioner for receiving an unjust compensation, contrary to sec. 145.17, F.S., a first degree misdemeanor, or arrest the person running the scam), can someone call in the feds?

Parkland man
Parkland man

The state is going to try ex commissioner steve Gonot and when they confict him and they will,they will get ritter next, she is a lawyer so there just being carefull they will get her don't worry,and her buddy eileens husband is a lawyer also,look at lawyers all the time starting or being right in the middle of shit it never stops with them shitbirds lawyers.

jad
jad

Flori-DUH GREAT POST!!!!!!!!! I believe that you are 100% correct. I am just trying to piece together the laws right now. Regardless, it appears that you have discovered that the commissioners, who are so severely overpaid, are receiving a salary that is NOT permitted under the law. What do you think this will do for those who have retired on pensions (based on these inflated salaries)? It may be time to make the commissioners pay back every penny that they received over and above that allowed by law. Satz would probably scr*w up the prosecution, in trying to protect politicos. What is the alternative to prosecuting them now? Maybe the feds and the feebs can use this information against commissioners to make them reveal details of other scams that have been played out in Broward County!!!!!!!

Skydove’s comment above is right on. And Flori-DUH just proved the statement made, which was “commenters provide, free of charge, research and analysis impossible for one person to duplicate” Another comment is very true too, which is “the Internet offers the huge advantage of saving time for people who are already busy, thus permitting contributions from many who can't spend hours on round-trip travel, parking, &c to attend centrally sited meetings.”

Now, how can anyone put into action what anonymous responded to skydove? “We need visible action beyond talking amongst ourselves because for too many of these local criminals, the window will never open, there never will be a jury trial. Let's change that”

Getting back to Flori-DUH’s comments. The post of sec. 143.031, F.S., was a cut & paste, which post showed the maximum amount of compensation that a county commissioner (by that particular Florida Law) is entitled to receive to be $22,500 (NOT the $94,000 currently recognized as a base salary in Broward County). The other cut & paste law, of sec. 145.17, F.S., carries the detail that there is no other supplemental compensation to be permitted, and that any violation by a county commissioner, in receipt of the maximum amount allowed under ch. 145, F.S., (which in the case of Broward County is a salary of $22,500, with few perks), is a first degree misdemeanor violation. Maybe some more charges can be added, or the misdemeanor can be enlarged under RICO.

Don’t let any poster lead you astray with this one. Anonymously yours seems to think that Broward County is excluded from adherence to the dictates of ch. 145, F.S., because the county is a charter county. Au contraire mon ami. While the county is indeed a home-rule county, this does not remove the county from adhering to the governing law (as the county just up-and-forgot to include, in the charter, the entitlement of a commissioner to an exorbitant salary -- no matter how you read it). Flori-DUH is right. After my research is complete, I will post the laws -- so that you will understand that a RELIANCE on Broward County’s home-rule status is just that a RE-LIE. In Broward maybe that is how the county’s truth is built -- you know, a little white lie here, that is added to a little white lie there, that is mixed in with some subsequent half-truths, & whisk, bam, boom, the RE-LIE as truth. You can’t make this sh*t up -- Only in Broward!!!!!!

skydove
skydove

@ Anonymous, earlier today [not directly accessible via Disqus]

You make a good point. Since so many who are very dirty indeed have engineered immunity for themselves, the only thing to do is move as efficiently as possible to get them out of office. What's "efficient" will vary depending on how much time remains in each person's term; it may make sense to go the recall route with some and organize to vote out any short timers. For those now under arrest or being seriously investigated by the feds, crowd sourcing and whistleblowing can still be useful, and continued pressure leading to the suspicion that "They hate me, they really hate me" might take its toll in smaller ways, even on the shameless.

parkland man
parkland man

I forgot to take my seroquel and I am posting from the Broward jayle on a cigarette break. Please someone call me a lawyer!

Nucky Thompson
Nucky Thompson

Breaking News (no, its not an April Fool)

Jim Notter fires Oliphant.

Pity it wasn't Ann Murray he fired then the headline would only have been slightly different:

Jim Notter fires Elephant.

http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.co...

KennyPowersSays
KennyPowersSays

If some creative graphic artist would make a collage of the Ritter dance photo, Jen's boob busting pix and Lieberman's tongue dance photo it would be collectible. We could call it Bimbo's of Broward.

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

Gloria Estefan just threw her hat into the race for mayor (Miami-Dade). Apparently, one of the 2-Live-Crew bandmembers is among the candidates, too.

Nucky Thompson
Nucky Thompson

I heard that the green bucket was for the audience to put in money if they wanted Ritter to put her clothes back on . Apparently it was full a minute later.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Unreal. First I thought it was an April's Fool's joke, Pulp, but obviously it's not. Lieberman misses six months of meetings without uttering a single word of explanation to her constituents, then comes back and is silent for the next two or three meetings (but speaks at an event that's for other politicians) -- unbelievable. I don't trust the condo folks in Tamarac or Sunrise not to vote for her either, she's still their darling. And we're still paying Stracher, aren't we?, to be her aide.

PompanoNic
PompanoNic

And what lands does the county run? most all of it has been annexed by the cities..

StonedCEO
StonedCEO

Will these people ever feel any shame or remorse? Maybe when their children are visiting them in jail? Probably not even then, sad really.

Randi Krotch
Randi Krotch

These lady mumzers are exactly what Broward deserves!

Wood_Chipper
Wood_Chipper

Still dreaming of you, unowho. Hope to see you soon.

Flori-DUH
Flori-DUH

$90,000 plus as county commission salary???

Please review following section of Florida Statutes (Broward is in Group VII with more than 1 million residents):

The 2010 Florida Statutes(including Special Session A)Title XICOUNTY ORGANIZATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONSChapter 145COMPENSATION OF COUNTY OFFICIALSView Entire Chapter145.031 Board of county commissioners.—(1) Each member of the board of county commissioners shall receive as salary the amount indicated, based on the population of his or her county. In addition, compensation shall be made for population increments over the minimum for each population group, which shall be determined by multiplying the population in excess of the minimum for the grouping times the group rate.Pop. GroupCounty Pop. RangeBase SalaryGroup Rate MinimumMaximum I-0- 9,999 $4,500$0.150II10,00049,999 6,0000.075III50,00099,999 9,0000.060IV100,000199,999 12,0000.045V200,000399,999 16,5000.015VI400,000999,999 19,5000.005VII1,000,000 22,5000.000(2) No member of a governing body of a chartered county or a county with a consolidated form of government shall be deemed to be the equivalent of a county commissioner for the purposes of determining the compensation of such member under his or her respective charter.History.—s. 1, ch. 61-461; s. 1, ch. 63-560; s. 1, ch. 65-356; s. 1, ch. 67-543; s. 2, ch. 67-576; s. 5, ch. 69-346; s. 2, ch. 73-173; s. 853, ch. 95-147.

Since it is 1 million and over, there is no addition for popluation increments over the minimum, as it is $0.000. Consequently, based upon Chapter 145, Florida Statutes, county commissioners in Broward County should be compensated at the rate of $22,500.00 per annum.

Extra compensation?

Please see the following:

The 2010 Florida Statutes(including Special Session A)Title XICOUNTY ORGANIZATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONSChapter 145COMPENSATION OF COUNTY OFFICIALSView Entire Chapter145.17 Supplemental compensation prohibited.—The compensation provided in chapter 145 shall be the sole and exclusive compensation of the officers whose salary is established therein for the execution of their official duties, and, except as specifically provided herein, the acceptance of salary for official duties as a result of other general or special law, general law of local application, resolution, or supplement or from any other source is a misdemeanor of the first degree punishable as provided in ss. 775.082 and 775.083.History.—s. 10, ch. 73-173.

Obermann
Obermann

I can't believe they will withstand the criminal investigations going on, long term. I also don't think all of those RRA attorneys will be left unpunished. The wheels of justice move slowly and that's why we need you, Bob, to speed justice up. Keep the pressure on. It's a sad day when the only law enforcement leader we have in Broward County is a journalist. And the least we taxpayers should do is give Bob Norman subpoena rights! That would get things cleaned up, fast.

Windsome Lad
Windsome Lad

Rumor has it that the principal at the school Oliphant was most recently fired from is also one of Oli's sorority sisters (AKA?) The Black Greek system is pervasive and penetrates adult life unlike non-black fraternities and sororities. Years ago I heard Fredrica Wilkerson described in an adult conversation as “an AKA.” I said, “Surely , she can’t be. She’s head of the Democratics in the Florida. No way is she using an alias, an also-known-as.” Talk about being the only white guy in the room.

http://www.blackcollegesearch....

EconomicProf
EconomicProf

Maybe he wanted to do one right thing before he left.maybe if she wasn't a pig and strted out at 50k she would still be in the job.

GhostOfMcLovin
GhostOfMcLovin

Broward County is a Charter County. Not Applicable.

Pigvomit
Pigvomit

why don't you blow him while you're at it

anonymous
anonymous

Exactly right, Obermann. We have one law enforcement leader in this town and he's carrying a big weapon...The KeyBoard. If one guy in Tunisia can create an uprising in the middle east, Bob Norman can do the same for this town. The difference is that we bloggers aren't acting. We have the vehicle, Pulp's Blog, and the strength in numbers to drive this vermin out of town. Why aren't we organizing? Haven't we had enough of this corruption?

EconomicProf
EconomicProf

budget debate: like arguing the bar tab on the titanic.

anonamoose
anonamoose

On the one hand, it freakin' pisses me off that she would get hired at such an exorbitant rate just because she is a black sorority sister. On the other hand, white guys have been getting the choice jobs (some without ever really tryin') for years because they are white guys who know other important white guys.

skydove
skydove

While it's certainly true that no individual is doing as much as Pulp to drive the vermin out of town, it's misleading to suggest that commenters aren't doing anything. First, the blog is a forum for anonymous whistleblowers and people with useful insider tips, most of whom either can't publish securely anywhere else or have already suffered for speaking out.

Second, there's the crowd-sourcing function: commenters provide, free of charge, research and analysis impossible for one person to duplicate. Although the value of individuals' contributions can't be quantified, that doesn't mean there's been no effect. Pulp can't acknowledge everyone; miscreant pols and lobbyists aren't going to post that they're shaking in their books. But as Dead Norm pointed out recently, that doesn't mean they aren't. He nailed it further by observing that for persons with reason to worry, the comments here give a revealing window into the minds of any jury they may face. Every one-sentence post of outrage pushes that window open a little more.

Third, the Internet offers the huge advantage of saving time for people who are already busy, thus permitting contributions from many who can't spend hours on round-trip travel, parking, &c to attend centrally sited meetings or don't have the patience to sit through the vent fests that get-togethers of relative strangers tend to become.

This isn't to reject grassroots organization out of hand. Of course there's an important place for it. Fortunately there's more than one way to help bring about change.

anonymous
anonymous

I agree, Skydove, but currently we are acting individually; getting things moving forward, of course. But we could make greater inroads faster if we'd organize. Look at what happened in Miami-Dade with the mayor's recall. That happened because folks to the big step forward from just talking, to acting. We need visible action beyond talking amongst ourselves because for too many of these local criminals, the window will never open, there never will be a jury trial. Let's change that.

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