Cooper City Commissioner John Sims upsets residents with blog p...

Some residents claim Commissioner John Sims is giving the city a black eye with his blog, but he says he's only trying to keep them informed. Full Story
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Chow Lee

United States

#1 Oct 8, 2007
Isn't Cooper City the gang that likes to have a little Oktoberfest prior to Commission Meetings and then drive to the meeting place with BSO overseeing the whole thing?
Tim Aldred

United States

#2 Oct 8, 2007
Cooper City Commissioners character seem much higher than those of Broward County.
Talk about conflict of interest? The entire Broward County governernment of commissioners, attorney and airport directors is cronyism.
They've set up a scam operation using ShuttlePort Florida as though its an independent contractor. Reason is to defraud money from workers at ShuttlePort in wage, incentives and benefits.
They pay the general manager Randy Bond to run the operation, cooperate with breaching their own contract. Talk about conflict of interest, this is clear fraud?
They got busted when employees complained about the benefits and other bad treatments they were experiencing by ShuttlePort, to which the commissioners said they could do nothing because ShuttlePort was a private company.
So what has happen to compliance with the county contract? Well because its a commissioners county scam operation they did not have to follow the contract, right? At least that's what happen there.
Longtime CC Resident

AOL

#3 Oct 8, 2007
Just take Sims down all together. Forget about the blog, it is him we can't tolerate.
Girls Night

Pompano Beach, FL

#4 Oct 8, 2007
Why do people get so upset over words?
Tim Aldred

United States

#5 Oct 8, 2007
Cooper City Commissioners character seem much higher than those of Broward County.

Talk about conflict of interest? The entire Broward County government of commissioners, attorney and airport directors is cronyism.

They've set up a scam operation using ShuttlePort Florida as though its an independent contractor. Reason is to defraud money from workers at ShuttlePort in wage, incentives and benefits.

They pay the general manager Randy Bond to run the operation, cooperate with breaching their own contract. Talk about conflict of interest, this is clear fraud?

They got busted when employees complained about the benefits and other bad treatments they were experiencing by ShuttlePort, to which the commissioners said they could do nothing because ShuttlePort was a private company.

So what has happen to compliance with the county contract? Well because its a commissioners county scam operation they did not have to follow the contract, right? At least that's what happen there.
Fed Up CC Resident

AOL

#6 Oct 8, 2007
Let's show it at the polls in Jan. Keep the Mayor. You must vote. She is the only "normal" person up there. Sims is the CAUSE of the "black eye" to the community. He started this whole channel 4 investigation. He says for people to come to him with concerns first. Well practice what you preach, bring it forward before going very public and bringing a major black eye. The Commission was felt to have done no wrong doing, give it up already. Additionally, this was a long standing traditional. Ask former Mayor Sue Ellen Farelman who started the trdition and used to bring her husband along on the city's dime. How about former Commissioner Palank, she was there too. How soon Ms. Palank forget's. How Mr. Sims can sit there smile and shake someone's hand and spew accusations and criticisms is beyond me. He is definitely a psychological specimen to be studied.
Longtime CC Resident

AOL

#7 Oct 8, 2007
Thank you Ms. East for writing this article. Now work on exposing his past. If only people knew they never would have voted for him or better yet, those who didn't vote would've made sure they voted. He is in office only because of poor voter turnout. This is a prime example of what can happen in any city.
Vote Sims Out

Miami, FL

#8 Oct 8, 2007
Plain and Simple. Vote of No Confidence to replace City Commissioner Sims. Get Him out, and let the healing of Cooper City begin.
Last man holding the FLAG

Bowling Green, SC

#9 Oct 8, 2007
I am taking a different look at this, the guy is just putting it out there and telling it as it is. Letís see how he does with the budget. It would be entertaining if he really looked into the city works department, there is a place where people sleep on the job and drive around all day and spend one hour working. Hey John hire a private investigator, letís see where our tax dollars are going!! And then there are other things like all the vehicles they buy, is there an end to it. It would be a great investigation to run the vins of the past vehicles (that were sold for pennies on the dollar) and see where they are today. Rumor has it that city employees are driving around 25k truck for 2k, yes it is owned by the employee now. I think that John is brave enough to get things going on the right track, and cut a budget, if he doesnít we will have to look into his history - heís got 1...... As do we all.

Since: Dec 06

Cape Coral, FL

#10 Oct 8, 2007
Opinions can be express in blogs or at the polls.
Enough is Enough

United States

#11 Oct 8, 2007
I find it hard to believe that a Commissioner in south Florida would ever upset his or her constituents.
eastern CC resident

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#12 Oct 8, 2007
I will bet it is very simple: all these anti-Sims posts are people from "west" cooper city. The eastern folks are the simple ones who are okay with the reality that Sims seems to be about. The western la-la-land people with their fancy lives I guess prefer the smoke and mirrors that these mischievous commissioners and mayor really are. It's all very simple - East VS. West continues to date.
Untill that divide is blended we will have this circus style commission - the rational east VS. the rich confused west. The truth might hurt, but it's always the best way to go -
support John Sims.
Wrong

Columbus, OH

#14 Oct 8, 2007
Longtime CC Resident wrote:
Just take Sims down all together. Forget about the blog, it is him we can't tolerate.
WRONG! It's the Debby Eisinger administration and her scum campaign manager Judy Stern we can't tolerate, along with Chris Farrell's crap. How nice of him & her to bring in the clan to attack Sims when he was the only one scrutinizing the budget on behalf of his constituients! See http://coopercityinfo.blogspot.com

The Mayor and her lawyer friends have destroyed this town with their corruption, greed and spin. I know for a fact Comm. Sims didn't expose the drinking scandal...in fact, they were warned by Mr. Wilder and Ch. 4 news, including Chief Hale, and ignored them. And so what is wrong with the truth? He hasn't hidden from it, you all who attck him do! And Joy K...what scum. Her ol' man Valenti with multiple Federal Tax liens, unsanitary business practices, budget screw ups and one guy who can't take care of himeself much less a city, who did nothing for this town except eat and get fatter on our dime. All of you attack Sims constantly because he is not afraid of you, and you simply want to hide the truth! January can't come soon enough! 2 down 3 to go!
distasteful

Hollywood, FL

#15 Oct 8, 2007
The only thing "distasteful" about the posting of a DUI is getting a DUI !!!! Don't Drink and DRIVE. Get it?? We have laws!!!

Got one.. getting another soon ...check the percentages with MADD.
Proud American

Hollywood, FL

#16 Oct 8, 2007
Brave Americans from every walk of life and every type of heritage fought and died for the principles contained in the 1st Amendment and the U.S. Constitution. Every battle and every war fought in our home lands or on foreign soil was to continuously bestow on all Americans, regardless of country of origin or beliefs, the Right of Free Speech, of a Free Press and to Worship how you may choose.

"I May Not Agree With All That You Say, But I Will Defend To The Death Your Right To Say It!"

It is of concern that in this great country of ours there exists those who would attempt to censor another's Constitutional rights and believe that they are justified in their efforts to do so, while our young men and women in the armed forces risk their lives every day to provide these same rights in other countries around the globe the citizens of Cooper City attempt to take these same rights away, mocking the efforts of our service men and women. They should all be ashamed of themselves.
Disappointed Resident

AOL

#17 Oct 8, 2007
I voted for John Sims because I thought he was going to do some good for the City. I sooooo regret that vote now. I had hoped he would be a breath of fresh air. He has been nothing but a hippocrate. He has become the type of politician he once loathed, and that is a shame.
TamaracJeff

Memphis, TN

#18 Oct 8, 2007
"People forget real quickly, in politics, things that happen."
Well, Mr. Sims, perhaps the voters won't forget your cheap-shots at others, come election day.
ERP

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#19 Oct 8, 2007
If you do not like to have bad things said about those politicians that do bad things, tell them not to do them!!!!!!! It is more of a black eye to the City when politicians commit bad actions and not when they get reported. Accountability is a bitch!!
ANOTHER RESIDENT

Columbus, OH

#20 Oct 8, 2007
TamaracJeff wrote:
"People forget real quickly, in politics, things that happen."
Well, Mr. Sims, perhaps the voters won't forget your cheap-shots at others, come election day.
I GUESS YOU SUPPORT THE MAYOR AND HER CRONIES WHO TAKE CHEAP SHOTS AT NOT ONLY COMM. SIMS, BUT EVERYONE NOT IN HER LITTLE 'I AM HOLYER THAN THOU' AND 'I AM BETTER THAN ALL OF YOU' CLICK...AND THEY DO IT IN PUBLIC DURING CITY BUSINESS AGAINST ALL OF THE RULES IN PLACE TO PREVENT THAT! YOU ARE THE HIPOCRITE JEFF! AT LEAST COMM. SIMS TELLS IT LIKE IT IS AND TELLS THE ADMINISTRATION WHAT THE RESIDENTS SAY AND FEEL. ALOT MORE THAN WHAT THE OTHERS HAVE DONE EXCEPT GIVE OUR TOWN A BLACK EYE...MUCH MORE THAN THE OTHERS WHO ONLY CARE ABOUT THEIR OWN SELFISH INTERESTS. THE FEDS WILL EXPOSE THE INCUMBENTS FOR WHAT THEY ARE DOING, HOPEFULLY SOONER THAN LATER.
NOT found Innocent

United States

#21 Oct 8, 2007
Fed Up CC Resident wrote:
Let's show it at the polls in Jan. Keep the Mayor. You must vote. She is the only "normal" person up there. Sims is the CAUSE of the "black eye" to the community. He started this whole channel 4 investigation. He says for people to come to him with concerns first. Well practice what you preach, bring it forward before going very public and bringing a major black eye. The Commission was felt to have done no wrong doing, give it up already. Additionally, this was a long standing traditional. Ask former Mayor Sue Ellen Farelman who started the trdition and used to bring her husband along on the city's dime. How about former Commissioner Palank, she was there too. How soon Ms. Palank forget's. How Mr. Sims can sit there smile and shake someone's hand and spew accusations and criticisms is beyond me. He is definitely a psychological specimen to be studied.
YOU ALL ARE FORGETING THE FACTS HERE. THE COMMISSION WAS NOT FOUND INNOCENT!!! THE FDLE (WHO MUST BE CRONIES OF THE ADMINISTRATION)FOUND 'INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE' TO PROCEED AT THIS TIME WITH THE INVESTIGATION. THEY WERE NEVER FOUND INNOCENT. IF THE FDLE WOULD HAVE DONE THEIR JOB....THEY WOULD HAVE SEEN THE REAL EVIDENCE. WHY DIDN'T THEY INTERVIEW THE PEOPLE INVOLVED. FUNNY THE HEAD OF THE FDLE WAS JUST IN TROUBLE HIMSELF FOR DEALINGS THAT WENT ON AT THE SAME TIME AS THIS INVESTIGATION FOR NOT DOING HIS JOB.

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