North Lauderdale sets fire fee hearin...

North Lauderdale sets fire fee hearing on Jewish holiday -- Sou...

There are 12 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Aug 24, 2007, titled North Lauderdale sets fire fee hearing on Jewish holiday -- Sou.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

NORTH LAUDERDALE The voices of observant Jewish residents won't be heard at a public hearing on proposed fire fees because the city scheduled it on a major religious holiday.

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“This is America, Speak English”

Since: Apr 07

Weston, FL

#2 Aug 24, 2007
They did that on purpose.
The Kooch

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Aug 24, 2007
Unfortunate that North Lauderdale set the public hearing on a Jewish holiday, but seriously, three to five people attend these things. All of a sudden the enormous Jewish population of North Lauderdale is concerned? The Sun-Sentinel should do some research. Pull the minutes and public records for the last five, ten, fifty years of budget hearings, then get back to us about how well it is attended....


#4 Aug 24, 2007
It doesnt matter how many people might attend a meeting. Scheduling it during the High Holy Days shows disrepect to the Jewish community. It would be just as wrong to schedule an important city meeting on Good Friday.

The fact that Sam Goren is Jewish dosesnt excuse the disrespect. Sam Goren working on the high holy day only diminishes himself. Sandy Koufax refused to pitch in a world series game because of his faith. Sandy was a man of respect , obviously Sam is not.

United States

#5 Aug 24, 2007
Whats the problem? go to temple and then the meeting... I know you do not go to temple all day long so stop acting like some one is discriminating against you..
Ima Heb

Mansfield, OH

#6 Aug 24, 2007
isnt it always about us??? it just never ends

United States

#7 Aug 24, 2007
The Prophet

Chesterfield, MO

#8 Aug 24, 2007
I don't imagine they would dare set a meeting on Christmas, or Easter. Imagine the public outcry.
"Thugs" states, "Whats the problem? go to temple and then the meeting... I know you do not go to temple all day long so stop acting like some one is discriminating against you.."
First of all, temple IS all day, and Jews are forbidden to attend such a meeting on the Holy Day. Secondly, any 'free time' is spent with family.
I hope all the Jewish voters, and those people who support the Jewish community, remebre this on Election Day...
A person

Sebastian, FL

#9 Aug 24, 2007
Sam Goren is a "convenient" Jew. A man who will proclaim his Jewishness when it is convenient , but who has no hesitation in disrepecting his faith if it stands in the way of his making a few shekels.

The North Lauderdale Councel use this "Jew" the way the Nazis used the jewish trustees in the camps. It is shameful.


#10 Aug 24, 2007
>Instead, the city will accept letters from Jewish residents who wish to express their opinions about the increases.<

The City Commissioners are not thinking clearly these days.
First, their charter school dives and then super Walmart bails.
It seems to me they are trying to work miracles with the budget, given the city is now mostly section 8 housing.
Perhaps, since the commissioners have other sources of income,(via job or retirement), in order to help the budget, they would be willing to forgo their salaries and any retirement packages? Perhaps, along with the job positions they hacked from City Hall in attempt to save money, they could do a little skimming off the City manager's salary and a few others up there in City Hall who are making lots of $$$.
Have to figure that although they can look around and argue their salaries are comparable to other cities, they really might have to consider the REVENUE their residents generate on working men and women's salaries and not Las Olas doctors or lawyers.

This is one time I'd forgo my religious practices and show up at that meeting anyway. It's probably not going to do any good anyway. Perhaps, a letter would suffice.
Will they ever learn

Lake Worth, FL

#12 Aug 24, 2007
This is just another indication that the Commission has their heads firmly placed "where the sun don't shine." I want to know how much of these proposed increases on behalf of the fire department will actually make it there... The amount suggested for multi-family units versus single family homes is also skewed. I've heard in the past that the rationale for charging more for multi-family dwellings is that the residents inhabiting these places call more often. Somehow I can't help but wonder what the true bottom line is given that there are more tax-paying units in said areas than in single family areas.

Something stinks and it's not the water treatment plant...
This is not right

Windermere, FL

#13 Aug 24, 2007
Reschedule it for Tuesday, December 25. Don't consult a calendar first....just do it. See you there.
I am who I am


#14 Aug 24, 2007
THUGS wrote:
Whats the problem? go to temple and then the meeting... I know you do not go to temple all day long so stop acting like some one is discriminating against you..
The very religious stay in temple all day until sundown. How would you like it if a meeting was on Christmas? Sometimes Christmas is on a weekday. Would you like to be told go to church and then the meeting? I know thugs have no brains but come on!

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