Nick’s Notes

This is my spot for what everyone else calls a blog. I’ll write my thoughts and ideas on Plantation issues as I see fit.  Have a topic idea? Email me at nicksortal@bellsouth.net.

City takes legal action in Broward Mall project

Seritage hasn't worked on project in a yearThe city has taken legal action against Seritage SRC Finance LLC, which stopped working on a major project at Westfield Broward Mall about a year ago.City attorney Kerry Ezrol mailed two notices to the company on...

Cleary Publix to begin massive renovation

Cleary Publix project starts in a few monthsCovid kept my Publix open throughout 2020 but I won’t be so “lucky” this year. A massive makeover will close the supermarket for almost a year.The company plans to activate its construction permit for the store,...

‘Florida Politics’ interview hits the web

Now you know what I'm thinking Carol Brozozowski, a popular South Florida freelance writer, thought the idea of a journalist switching sides to enter public service would be a decent storie, and her editors at FloridaPolitics.com agreed.   Thus, here's a...

It’s time for a city manager in Plantation

Strong-mayor form of government has run its course I’ve watched my city of Plantation at work for several years and have thought a lot about its government structure.We maintain our small-town feel with a strong sense of community, yet our population is...

ML King video and why council meeting was canceled

ML King DayThe city offered its first-ever Martin Luther King Day celebration in 2020, at the Jim Ward Community Center. Because of Covid, we observed this day virtually and our Parks and Recreation Department put together a heck of a virtual event: 42...

New engineer, building director start Monday

2 new hires in PlantationPlantation has two new department heads: Samira Shalan is the new city engineer and Bill Gale will lead the building department as our new building official.Both start their jobs on Monday, Dec. 7.The city council approved both...

Chamber ribbon-cutting at Office Evolution

It's an office, without long-term commitmentsThe Plantation Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon-cutting Thursday, Dec. 3, for Office Evolution, a workspace provider.The business is located in the Aetna building, which is part of Plantation Walk and just...

2 new faces at City Hall

Two new faces at City Hall I have a saying: You govern like you campaign. And, based on how hard and how Jennifer Andreu and Tim Fadgen campaigned this fall… well, I’d just like to say our city is in good shape. The two new council members, elected Nov. 3,...

You get one (and only one) state natural resource priority

State committee spot gives me an insight on priorities I admit that I underestimated the effect state government has on my city after being elected in 2018. As State Rep. Evan Jenne said last year during a League of Women Voters workshop, “Government is...

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