Tuesday, April 24, 2007

My Town Hall Meeting of April 23rd

To those of you who were able to make it to my Town Hall meeting this evening, thank you! To those of you who could not attend, I hope to see you next month! My Town Hall meeting schedule is on my website at http://www.johnbsims.com/townhall.htm . I thought it was very well performed and I had a great turnout considering it was not advertised. There had to be 20 to 25 people all who obviously feel the same way about lack of communication and genuine consideration of residents concerns by the city staff and administrators.

Issues such as the agenda, commission meeting protocol, consent agendas, Senior Advisory Counsel, Community Appearance Board, meeting web casts, Comcast, the boat ordinance, speed bumps (or lack thereof), traffic violations and lack of enforcement, the House & Senate debate regarding property taxes, loss of revenues, increasing revenues without raising taxes or millage, mid-year budget review, pension funds, unfunded liabilities, city maintenance, city budget, the city website, the BSO contract, community appearance, homeowner's association complaints, city salaries and employee perks, the duck issue, Diamond Head construction damage, Monterra, code enforcement, and e-mail to residents, were all discussed at length. I even allowed dialogue between residents to learn more about their issues, which turned out to be very enlightening and informative.

I will address each and every one of these issues in more detail, and with the entire Commission, at future public forums. Make sure that you keep abreast of the issues and the agenda items which can be found on the city's website at http://www.coopercityfl.org/ You can also subscribe to my E-Newsletter at http://www.johnbsims.com/subscribe.shtml

Although time was limited, I think our first meeting was very positive, productive, open, and orderly. The coffee and snacks were great!

Please contact me if you have any other concerns or issues that I can address, as I want to listen and take action! Thank you for your time and I look forward to seeing you at my next Town Hall meeting on Monday, May 21st at 7 PM.

Best Regards,

John Sims, Cooper City Commissioner

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