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.  It’s likely the platform that I will use to keep voters informed as the election approaches. Have a topic idea? Email me at NickSortal@BellSouth.net.

Council studying Airbnb rules — and more

Some news and notes from Nick SortalVacation rentals: The Plantation City Council and Mayor Lynn Stoner held a one-hour workshop before our Dec. 19 council meeting to discuss vacation rental legislation. Estimates are that about 140 homeowners in...

Getting started: 8 initiatives

Note: I'm working to find the best way to share my thoughts with residents and for now it will be writing on NickSortal.com, then sharing via social media. Email thoughts to NSortal@Plantation.org or NickSortal@BellSouth.net. Mayor Lynn Stoner requested that council...

Sun-Sentinel and other endorsements!

The editorial board at the Sun-Sentinel released its endorsement of me on SunSentinel.com Friday. Very kind words, including that I am "the superior choice who would be a proactive public servant." I know it's not visually appealing but you can share the...

Recycling is going to be a challenge

China market has tanked, so we must adjust As many of you know, our city is going to have to decide about recycling. We used to sell our recyclables to China, but the bottom has dropped out of the market. And Plantation is not the only municipality that’s...

Penny surtax: Lots of issues

I spent Thursday morning on an atypical field trip: attending a meeting where county leaders discussed the proposal to raise county taxes another 1 percent to fund road projects. The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO for short) convened in...

First endorsement: Dolphin Democratic Club

I'm proud to say I received my first endorsement Wednesday night, from the Dolphin Democratic Club of Broward County. The club had a meeting Wednesday night, interviewing candidates and members of the club voted on the spot via secret ballot. Thank you to...

No, we weren’t on the ballot

“I looked to vote for Plantation council, but it wasn’t there!” That was a frequent phone call the City Hall switchboard received this week. Some voters, confused by the flood of political signs across Plantation, didn’t realize the city election isn’t...