Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cooper City’s Future


Cooper City’s Future

Thank you Cooper City! I would like to thank all of Cooper City’s residents for my recent re-election victory despite the staunch opposition. This was a grass-roots movement motivated by demanding change in how our city has been led and how it will be led in the future. This was indeed a victory for ‘We The People’.

It was important for me to run again because I’ve seen our community continually headed in the wrong direction. We’ve become way too complacent. Governments are instituted to protect the people’s rights and liberties, and that’s what’s lacking in our city. Too many have been playing politics as opposed to representing the wants and desires of their constituents.

I am pro good government. I want to see limited, effective government. As such, I will continue to work for you, the resident and business owner, advocating lower taxes, a smaller more accountable government, personal responsibility, a strong police presence and protection individual rights, and I will continue to stand by my voting record and my fiscally conservative actions while representing the people and business owners of Cooper City.

Based on our recent budget, the city must implement severe cost-reduction measures rather than fund our future on increased taxes. If not, we will either have to continue raise taxes, or make some serious cuts. And, nothing can be held harmless in making those deep cuts.

We can’t fund our city’s future on the fly, yet viable solutions are absolutely within reach. The city at all levels must stop and think “what’s good for Cooper City and its residents?" when making decisions. With that, I will remain fully committed to review and implement any and all cost cutting/cost sharing measures which provide a more accountable, efficient and effective city government at a reduced cost for the residents of our great city.

There are only two parts of the issue of success on the city commission, and they are mutual assistance and mutual respect. That has been lacking for quite some time, and now is the time to continue to hold each and every commissioner accountable. Mutual respect means that although we may not agree on issues, we must work through these differences, honestly and openly, and the end result must be solely on your behalf. We can WIN together but only if we WORK together. The past is behind us, the present is an opportunity, and the future is in our hands. My friends, good things do not come to those who wait. We’ve tried that, and now we now must reach...together.

In closing, I would like to once again thank the residents of Cooper City for allowing me to serve as your ‘Go To’ Commissioner. It is an honor to continue to represent you. You can view my website at www.KeepSims.com, or I am readily available by telephone at 954.445.6997 or via email at commissioner_sims@coopercityfl.org. Please allow me to continue to help resolve your concerns.

 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Commission Swearing In Ceremony Tuesday Night Nov. 25th @ 6 PM

Friends & Neighbors:
Janet and I cordially invite you to join us this coming Tuesday, November 25th at 6:00 PM – at City Hall located at 9090 SW 50 Place, in the Commission Chambers where I will be sworn in as the senior member of the city commission, and as City Commissioner for Cooper City for District 1. LET'S PACK THE HOUSE!
 
Your support over the past 7+ years, and especially over the last few months has been absolutely overwhelming. Last election day, November 4th, I succeeded in winning every precinct but two, thanks to the support of Cooper City residents who voted not just for me, but for continued and increased fiscal responsibility, ethical government, honesty, open government and communication, and most of all government transparency. Simply put, your voice was heard loud and clear despite staunch opposition by the unbefitting political faction who fortunately no longer controls our lives, our city and our local government!
 
You have given me the continued responsibility to keep a keen watch over our city government, the opportunity to change the way our city does business, and to ensure your hard earned money is not wasted on wants, but real needs. And...I will work with my colleagues, as they have again promised in collaboration on your behalf, to do just that as I again take my place on the dais, unfortunately for my final term in office.

Together, we will continue to make Cooper City an even greater place, yes, more than just 'Someplace Special' for our working families to live and prosper.

I look forward to seeing you at city hall Tuesday night at 6!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

THANK YOU COOPER CITY!

I want to thank Cooper City for their unwavering support and for their confidence and faith in me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!


Also, a BIG THANKS to everyone who stood fast and volunteered in the race! YOU deserve the kudos!


Together, we will make Cooper City more than just 'Someplace Special'! It just goes to show that dirty politricks, empty suits, corruption, smear campaigns, lies, sign theft, frivolous newspaper and corrupt union endorsements and the 'it's all about me' attitude just doesn't work anymore in 'Someplace Special'!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Vote Tueday November 4th for John Sims!

It has been seven plus years since my first election to the Commission. You and I share many memories, trials and tribulations. Some of those memories have been glorious, some have been very frightening and sad. We have made many friends and enemies, and have gained and lost the support of residents. After all of the trials and tribulations, the opportunity to work with you and serve Cooper City has made my life’s goals worthwhile, and I wish to continue to serve the public in the best way that I can, looking out for you...

The coming election on Nov. 4th is of great importance to Cooper City. It is and has always been my committed goal to represent all of the city residents regardless of the district lines, which are in place for residency requirements only. Anyone in the entire city can support me.

As many of you are aware the problems that have faced us over the past couple of years has demanded that the voice of the residents must be heard and responded to, and not simply at the pleasure of a few. I have never wavered from my dedication to providing a forum for you to communicate your needs and to seek out solutions that are responsive to you.

The budget of the city has increased from less than $30M to over $50M in 7 years. I have vigorously sought to prevent unnecessary spending, yet at the same time insisting that the quality of services to the residents be of utmost importance.

As the only commissioner who has run a business and met payroll, I can assure you that now that this is not the time for on-the-job training, inexperience and a learning process at your expense. My experience, expertise and fundamental understanding of the processes of municipal government is solely directed to making the very best of what we offer as services of the city. 

The issues that seem to continue to require diligence are speed control within the city, the proper allocation of Code Compliance (compliance is the key, not a heavy handed oppression), and an upmost persistence to open transparent government with my commitment to hearing what the residents want, as that is why I am have earned the name of your ‘Go To’ commissioner.

It is responding to your emails, letters, and phone calls that resulted in your confidence in me by elected me twice and I hope for a third term so that I can continue to act on your behalf and not just simply go along to get along as some of my colleagues seem to do.

To know John Sims is to know how hard he works for you. He has the right vision for Cooper City and, with your cooperation; wonderful new things can happen to our quality of life & neighborhoods in Cooper City. At the same time John is very business oriented and fiscally astute. If you want a straight answer, not rhetoric, talk to John. If you want many continued empty promises, runaway spending and politically correct gibberish, vote for those who oppose and who are running against Commissioner Sims.

It is quite clear that some have in the past, and another one is running for office without any real understanding of the issues must less how to go about finding a solution. We need experience in city hall, not just another empty suit! Let's all continue the fight to solve the issues that linger in our city!

Who's going to be able to deliver leadership in our future without the constraints and ties to the past or present, without obligations and political favors to special interests? That’s right, John Sims! We talk so much about our history and the fact that Cooper City is supposed to be ‘Someplace Special”, but this is not about our history. It's about our future. And our future is at a dangerous crossroad. “My interest is genuine. It has been proven time and time again that I am representing you and no one else.”

And so I ask you, the people of Cooper City, to think this through with me. In facing this decision to seek re-election, I seek your prayers and support. In making it, I have decided that my service to you is of the utmost importance, for this is a decision that will affect our city's well-being for years to come. As such, I want you to know that I have an unmistakable belief in my destiny…honest and dedicated public service.

I wish to thank all of you for the support, dedication and help in the past and in the future. We can only succeed if we all try together, and city hall is the place to start! Let me help you to continue to be successful and continue to maintain Cooper City as 'Someplace Special'!

Vote for John Sims on Election Day, November 4, 2014