Sylvia Poitier's Name Staying on Deerfield Beach Building Despite Criminal Convictions

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Sylvia Poitier, at jail, after being arrested for committing crimes.
Despite the building's namesake being found guilty of four counts of falsifying public records, the Sylvia Poitier Business Skills Center will remain the Sylvia Poitier Business Skills Center.

The idea from Deerfield Beach Housing Authority Commissioner Michael Weiss didn't seem that extreme -- you don't get to keep your name on a public building after you're taken to the Broward County Jail for a photo shoot.

Apparently nobody else on the authority saw it that way.

It was shot down by the rest of the commissioners by a 5-1 vote, and shot down by the 25-30 Poitier supporters who showed up.

"It failed miserably," Weiss says.

Weiss says those supporters who came were allowed to speak in front of the authority -- not typical protocol -- and talked about how Poitier helped build up the community.

"That's all well and good, but there's ethics here," Weiss says. "That kind of went over their heads."

Poitier, 76, was arrested in April on five charges of falsifying documents -- which were related to a loan from her brother to a city-tied organization -- although the fifth count was dismissed by the judge during the trial.

The five misdemeanor charges against Poitier were related to her actions after her brother's loan to the Westside Deerfield Businessmen Association.

Her sentencing is scheduled for January 11, but her name will remain on the building despite Weiss' objections.

"She poisoned the ethics of that facility and the city," Weiss says. "It's obvious because she's been convicted."


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Skitah13
Skitah13

Somebody explain how she didn't know that the money was going to her BROTHER?????  Go eat a mango, if you want some free ones Sylvia, I have a tree in my back yard, you can even give some to your brother.....crooks.  West side or Century Village, what is the difference.  A skills center? What kind of skills are you passing on, teaching how to cook up crack?

FQS9000
FQS9000

If the the thief and her buddies want her name on something, put it on a sewage treatment plant, a crapper in the courthouse, the dog pound, a paddy wagon, or the drunk tank in the jail.

David Cody
David Cody

Also, there was less than 12 Poitier supporters and residents in the room...when the vote took place so where this "thirty supporters" came from obviously from the mind of a bias and obviously misinformed sensationalist who has no real interest in reporting the truth or news.

David Cody
David Cody

I love the way people come on here and anonymously post and create new screen names to post, even though everyone already knows who it is.  The Westside understands ethics just as well as all other parts of the City.   Those comments are obviously motivated by racial and prejudicial thinking on the parts of KennyPowersll and the Concerned Citizen.  The fact of the matter is just as the Housing Authority Chairmen advised..that building is there because of Sylvia Poitier...the Housing Authority helps 99% African American according to him...Michael Weiss is a puppet for Chaz Stevens and should only concern himself with the residents of the Housing Authority not promoting the racist and sexist agenda of that so-called "Genius".  As far as the Kessler report what evidence did they bring forth to prove the allegation about the paint...NONE!  Like most of the allegations provided by that report no supporting documentation at all.  Just Chaz Stevens tainting the proverbial pool with his perverse and racially motivated comments.  

Hey Matthew Hendley why don't you a report on how the City of Deerfield Beach may be having another conflict of interest scandal real soon with Mayor Peggy Noland not telling the public the real reason she abstained from voting on the  BSO merger.  Which is because her husband Howard will get to cash in two retirements one with the City of Deerfield Beach and now one with BSO all thanks to the merger.  It would seem to me that the other parts of Deerfield is so busy pointing fingers at District 2 and the black people they are forgetting about the Queen of Corruption Peggy Noland sitting and staring them right in the face.  How many of our children can commit campaign tampering and serve no time, how many of our children can steal beer from a vendor of Deerfield Beach and have the police overlook it and the newspaper not report it.  NOLAND BABY!!!  Corruption in Deerfield Beach begins and ends in District 1 with Peggy Noland and her KLAN!!!

Pumpsiegreen
Pumpsiegreen

Another lying ,theiving svartza ,that should have been thrown in jail a long time ago ,BUT because she is a lying theiving svartza, Whitey is afraid of being called a ray-cess ,and looks the other way...

A Concerned Citizen
A Concerned Citizen

When Patrick Jabouin was questioned regarding why no paint was ever purchased by HAC, Kessler was told that David Permenter went to Public Works to obtain recycled paint for the projects. According to Mr. Jabouin, Mr. Permenter was referred to Public Works by Stephanie McMillian of the Community Development Division of Deerfield Beach. A discussion with an employee at Public Works disclosed that nobody from the HAC secured paint from Public Works.

According to this employee, paint must be signed for by individual homeowner and only three 5 gallon cans are allowed to be given free every two years for residential use. The employee indicated that the only person who had picked up a large quantity of paint within the timeframe in question was Sylvia Poitier, who received 45- 5 gallon jugs (or 225 gallons) of recycled paint.

City of Deerfield BeachInternal Control ReviewApril 19, 2010by Kessler International

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

The West side has no understanding of , or practices the art of ethics and Sylvia is their heroine. What amazes me is that the lesser of all possible charges were brought against her, as a political favor, yet she and her supporters cannot accept it as the undeserved gift that it was. That just want more. Every day her name hangs on that building, is another slap in the face of the honest citizens in Deerfield. The only place her name should be displayed is in the Deerfield Hall of Shame, which is getting crowded.

How's that Mango Festival going, BTW?

David Cody
David Cody

Because it's her brother!!!  read the case before making stupid comments.  The State Attorneys witnesses all proved that none of the money would be going to her brother.  Not Sylvia's witnesses, but the States.  Which goes to show you that the jury of her peers, which were all white btw, convicted her on something other than the facts of teh case.  Because the facts remained that her brother did not stand to benefit from any of the votes that the State charged her with and their own witnesses proved that beyond a shadow of a doubt, so how she was convicted I don't know.  

Dr. Phil
Dr. Phil

What is telling is that Poitier borrowed $46,000 from her brother.  And they had NO INTENTION of every paying him back.

$46,000 from his pension plan.  A big chunk of change. Yet Poitier and her daughter intentionally stiffed him.

Man, that's some family right there.

Michael Weiss
Michael Weiss

I understand the public defense of ex-Commmissioner Poitier from relatives and constituents of her past district.  Nevertheless,  her criminal convictions are clearly violations of ETHICS for which she will be sentenced in a court of law.  The reflection of her mis-use of office mirrors a tarnished image of our city as a whole.  Ethics violations are a very serious matter and unacceptable.  Poitier did accomplish some great things in offic.  However,  She violated the law and was convicted by a court of her peers.  The Sun-Sentinal poll clearly demonstrates the disapproval of her name placed on the DBHA Buisiness Skills Center.  Facts and public opinion obviously demonatrate that her name on the building is unwanted.  Get it? 

David Cody
David Cody

Kessler report...providing accusations without one shred of evidence...That's why that whole report was thrown out and no charges were brought against anyone mentioned in it or any accusation that it produced...FUNNY!!!  ANother waste of tax payer dollars thanx to Chaz Stevens.

David Cody
David Cody

Honest citizens like Mayor Peggy Noland or Commissioner Bill Ganz, maybe City Manager Burgess Hanson...HA!!!  I don't think you would know an honest citizen even if they slapped you in the face.

David Cody
David Cody

Did Chaz write this for you too Mike.  The fact remains is that the DBHA residents support Poitier and that's that.  no poll of anyone in the world can change that.  Mike why don't you stop pretending that you give more than two shats about the residents of the DBHA and just come out and say that you are only there as a pawn of Peggy and Chaz.  We all know you are, so just admit it.  

Skitah13
Skitah13

Gloria, as to your response to Michael, I won't stoop to your level and use the N word even though is appropriate.  Grow up.  Criminal ass criminal.

gloria battle
gloria battle

btw poitier voted to approve the kessler audit if it was a waste blame it on your aunt

Johhny McCray IV
Johhny McCray IV

Poitier was mentioned in the report and she was thrown in jail.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

I was speaking of non office holding citizens, moron. Try reading with comprehension. The list of thieves who have held office in Deerfield is extensive. Capellini, Noland, Ganz, Dietjens, et al. No reason to exempt Poitier.

How's that Mango Festival mix up investigation going Dave? How about the development funds that went to her daughter for her dry cleaning fiasco? Like I said she was given a gift and doesn't appreciate it.

BTW David Cody, are you being prejudicial in assuming I am not part of the West Side demographic?

David Cody
David Cody

you do know that that is Chaz Stevens posing as gloria battle, right!!!  He's white.  

David Cody
David Cody

@ gloria battle and Johhny McCray IV   

I  blame you Chaz and the corrupt horse you rode in on, which is Burgess Hanson and Peggy Noland.  Kessler and his report was a waste of taxpayer money.  It is obvious by the lack of evidence to prove his assertions that it was basically made up to cause a stir, like he did in Cape Coral...You and Kessler are just hired guns and now you are going after the predominantly black City of Lauderdale Lakes...surprise!!!   Wow!!!  Just goes to show that racist have stepped thei game up and are not fully utilizing the legal system and the government to enact their crossburnings and lynchings.

David Cody
David Cody

It doesn't matter who you were speaking about.  I never see you comment on the ethical challenges and fraudulent mishaps, waste of taxpayer money from those individuals I mentioned, which by the way they are all residents of Deerfield Beach, so I pointed them out.  No need to get your panties in a bunch about it.

No, I am not being prejudicial.  You stated  "The West side has no understanding of , or practices the art of ethics and Sylvia is their heroine."

Which to anyone with sense and a half a brain would indicate all residents of the "Westside", which is the predominantly black section of town.  The Sylvia is their heroine comment further indicates that you are referring to black people in Deerfield Beach... So, again NO I don't think I am being prejudicial, I am being honest and calling you out Kenny for the racist that you are.  Your own comments "outed you", not me.  You can try and hide it behind whatever explanation you want...it wouldn't change the fact.

Mango, the Cleaners, and all that other stuff you mentioned..if they were gonna charge her with whatever you are insinuating then they would have done it already, but they didn't.

And my name is David.  Not Dave!!!

BTW Kenny, you sound alot like Chaz Stevens, head blogger racist in Deerfield Beach

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