Posted Under: Important Issues for Fort Lauderdale
If you live in the Northeast part of the City (District 1), or in the South/Southwest part of the City (District 4), you will be able to vote for your District Commissioner on Tuesday March 13th.
As usual, our City’s Police Union has been busy at work behind the scenes (and in front of their headquarters) trying to get “their boys” re-elected into office. Both Romney Rogers (District 4) and and Bruce Roberts (District 1) are essentially nothing more than “yes men” to our City’s Union bosses and do whatever the Unions tell them to do.
These two Commissioners have helped swell our City’s budget to an unsustainable size, and have gone along with raiding our City’s saving’s account to continue to pay out exhorbitant salaries and bonuses to our City’s already-overpaid police and fire staff.
If you drive by the headquarters of the Police Union building, located at 735 NE 3rd Avenue, you’ll see the Union’s support of these two Commissioners (who are contributing to our City’s spending addiction) with their signs posted out front.
So remember, if you vote for either Rogers or Roberts on March 13th, you are essentially allowing the Unions to continue to get their way in this City; more raises and benefits, an even larger unfunded pension liability, and an additional tax increase on us this fall to pay for all this.
Oh, and by the way, did you know that every day, 441 police cars leave Fort Lauderdale to spend the night in other Cities? That’s right, at the end of their shift, all police officers take their cars home. Over 80% of our officers don’t even live in Fort Lauderdale, so that means that 441 of our cars (that you and I are paying for) leave our City and grace the driveways overnight in Plantation, Parkland, etc.
Our City is not getting any benefit from this, yet you and I are still paying for all those costs associated with this little perk. And Romney Rogers and Bruce Roberts will insure that this wasteful use of City resources continues if they get re-elected.
So if this irritates you (and it should), make sure that you consider voting for the alternative to these two folks. If re-elected, they will do nothing to protect your interests, they are only interested in protecting those special interest groups that get them re-elected!