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.

 

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