Broward Days: News from Tallahassee

Broward Days: News from Tallahassee

Leaders, en masse, visit TallahasseeTallahassee doesn’t have many direct flights from here and it’s more than 450 miles away. So it’s important that policymakers throughout the peninsula do not forget about the needs of the state’s second-largest county (1.9 million...
Florida: 412 cities (if you call them that)

Florida: 412 cities (if you call them that)

Florida: 412 cities (if you call them that)I’ve been a city council member for more than a year now, sitting on the dais at Plantation City Hall two Wednesdays a month to conduct business that, I hope, will make my city better. But I can’t say I’ve given much thought...
Sewage (and more) in good shape in Plantation

Sewage (and more) in good shape in Plantation

Ever since sewage reports from Fort Lauderdale hit the news, other leaders and I have wondered: “Could it happen here?”Well, there is no such thing as zero probability. But Utilities Director Steve Urich explained at Wednesday’s Plantation City Council why we are...
City moves toward ‘Paperless Plantation’

City moves toward ‘Paperless Plantation’

Plantation has some catching up to do in the digital world. All of us in city hall know it, and we’re working on it. Such customer services as more efficient utility billing, computerized permitting and a better web site are on the way. City leaders say the goal is...