Broward County administrator quits af...

Broward County administrator quits after 16 months on the job

There are 43 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Oct 23, 2007, titled Broward County administrator quits after 16 months on the job. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Pam Brangaccio's rocky tenure at the helm of Broward County government ended Tuesday just 16 months after it started, doomed by a lack of trust among her bosses on the County Commission.

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New Orleans, LA

#43 Oct 26, 2007
County Attorney Jeffrey Newton, gave a response to Commissioner Ilene Lieberman in regards a letter from TWU Local President Roger Martinez.

I hope the his letter is posted for all to see.
Newton admits Shuttleport must comply with all terms of the Shuttle Agreement between the County. But he immediately deviate from what makes sense because he is apart of the Shuttleport scam when he said;

" however the Shuttle Agreement does not require Shuttleport to provide a 401[k] plan, uniforms, incentives, bonuses, and fringe benefits to its employees.

This dude needs to explain articles 16.12 and 16.13 of the Shuttle Agreement. The first article says, Exhibit G (with all provisions) is incorporated as part of the contract. Then the latter article says, all provisions of the Agreement are required of governmental body and agency by law. Don't forget that Shuttleport is run by the County, who currently pays the general and assistant manager and use John O'Hara to coordinate the illegal fraud transactions at Shuttleport.

Newton is a corrupt person, he steals right in your face, look you straight in the eye and denies it. When will they stop preying on helpless workers? The county say Shuttleport employees are employee of the County, so what's the problem with these commissioners and Jeffrey Newton?They all should resign and allow honest people to run the County Government.Working these employees without retirement savings? That is very wicked
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New Orleans, LA

#44 Oct 26, 2007
Jeffrey J. Newton
County Attorney
11 5 S. Andrews Avenue, Suite 423
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

TO: Board of County Commissioners
October 15, 2007
Our Files: 07-026 & 01.071.45
FROM: aeffrey J. hewton, County Attorney

RE: TWU Local 296 Fort Lauderdale Florida - 401(k)
commissioner Lieberman asked this office to review the attached e-mail from Roger
Martinez ([email protected]), President of the TWU Local 296 Fort Lauderdale,

Mr. Martinez asks whether Shuttleport Florida LLC ("Shuttleport") is required to comply with
all the terms of its contract with the County, including Exhibit G, and whether Shuttleport is
required to offer 401 (k) contributions, uniforms, county wage scale, incentives, bonuses
and fringe benefits to its employees.
Please be advised that this office has reviewed the Agreement for Airport Shuttle Bus
Services at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport between Broward County
and Shuttleport ("Shuttle Agreement"). Our conclusion is that Shuttleport is required to
comply with all the terms of the Shuttle Agreement; however, the Shuttle Agreement does
not require Shuttleport to provide a 401 (k) plan, uniforms, incentives, bonuses and fringe
benefits to its employees. Effective November 1, 2007, Shuttleport will be required to
comply with the County's Living Wage Ordinance.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Pamela D. Brangaccio, County Administrator
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New Orleans, LA

#45 Oct 27, 2007
Dear Mr. Turnbell:
We employees at Shuttleport are having a very difficult time for the media to expose the fraudulent operation by Broward County commissioners. Serious things are happening here.
Do you know that its the county who runs Shuttleport? This is no fluke because the contract has all of the evidence to support the facts. We are talking about a real scam, and the following are things you can read in the Broward County/Shuttleport Shuttle Agreement.
1. The county sets ten key staff over Shuttleport from the CEO to general manager.
2. There are eight exhibits incorporated into this contract, a,b,c,d,e,f,g and h, with attachment I and II. Exhibits a, b, and d, were amended by the commissioners.
3. Exhibit G promulgate job titles, wage and benefits for employees, and Randy Bond General Manager of Shuttleport is listed under office staff as receiving wage and benefits with a car. Also listed is the Operations Manager's wages and benefits, all are paid by the county.
4. Shuttleport is paid $655,500 in management fees as all their profits.
Now, the commissioners say Shuttleport is an independent contractor even though they're paying the management individuals to run it. They say the employees under the Shuttleport scheme are not employee of the county, however county code under whistleblower ordinance says workers of private contractors with the county are county employee.
What's happening in this scam operation is that general manager breaks whatever terms of the contract the commissioners instruct him to do. Bond shortened and totally omits to pay benefits that are packaged for the employees. Paying at least $5.00 below county wage scale, no health, dental or vision insurance. Not paid are listed 401(k) contributions, bonuses and fringe benefits, uniforms.
I have in my hand a letter from County Attorney Jeffrey J. Newton to boss Ilene Lieberman, regards TWU Local President, Roger Martinez query into retirement 401(k) and other county benefits.
Newton's letter admits Shuttleport is required to comply with all terms of the Shuttle Agreement, but contradicts himself by saying; "however, the Shuttle Agreement does not require Shuttleport to provide a 401(k) plan, uniforms, incentives, bonuses and fringe benefits to its employees.
Mayo listen, this is what the contract says:
Article 16.12 Incorporated by Reference - The truth and accuracy of each "Whereas" clause set forth above is acknowledged by the parties.
The attached Exhibits A, B, C, D,E, F,G and H and Attachments I and II are incorporated into and made a part of this agreement.
Article 16.13 Incorporation of Required Provisions - The parties incorporate herein by this reference all provisions Lawfully Required to be contained herein by any governmental body or agency.
As long as you understand these articles then you are armed and dangerous and you have the where with all to bust the scam. We badly want help with this clandestine felony committed by these county officers. As long as no media expose this secret sin, the more economic distress mounts for employees in the situation.
Do you see anything wrong with this, is it news worthy? If you're interested in pursuing this story please give me or Union Local Present Roger Martinez.
God bless you.

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