Last month's July 20th budget workshop and July 21st Commission meeting was an absolute disgrace. It was unprofessional, an embarrassment, it was deliberately confusing, it was uncalled for and it was a deliberate attempt by the commission liberal majority (Eisinger, De Jesus, Curran) to continue to silence residential critics of our Commission.
The main motion before us was never properly discussed and voted on due to the blatant politricks, bias, inconsistencies and lack of leadership by our Mayor and her long time friend (who she conveniently forgot to disclose) David Wolpin.
I, for one, will not stand by and watch this great city destroy itself under a mediocre and biased leadership, that drifts from one political issue to the next without complete resolution of the major issues, while eroding our basic purpose in life...freedom from government rule, freedom from party politics and excessive taxation, while eroding the sole purpose of government, health safety and welfare of our community.
We’ve trusted but one person to do what’s right for all of us, our new City Manager. My view of government does not place trust in one person, or political party. My trust is placed in our core values we all share that transcend individual people or party politics.
Government has never been more untrustworthy, and has never more dangerous, than when our desires blind us to its great power to harm us under the guise of a ‘valid municipal purpose’.
We’ve had a terrible smelling economic stew brewing in Cooper City. We now have cooking, a new and indigestible concoction that consists of inflation, recession, high unemployment, runaway taxes, deficit spending, Pension costs that may eventually bankrupt us, all improperly seasoned with a growing and unstoppable energy crisis and topped off with unnecessary ‘feel good’ programs in order to boost political posturing that have all taken priority over the health, safety and welfare of our community.
It’s a brew that turns my stomach, as it should yours. Our city government has become more biased, unfriendly, questionable, overgrown and overweight under the Eisinger regime, and it is time that our city government goes on a strict spending diet.
Tax decreases should not be opposed by only a tiny minority in our city, and on our city commission, as opposed to true fiscal responsibility and responsible growth in the right direction for our city’s future.
We cannot look to tomorrow or next year. We must look to 3, 4, 7 or 10 years from now in order to keep Cooper City “Someplace Special “for our children and families.
We all need to apply and demand common sense and increased fiscal responsibility to our city government like we all must apply in our daily lives now. We must not only demand it now, we must all hold city hall fully accountable.