The ACLU rallies to my cause
Initially, I was politely asked not to press this issue, as to avoid making it a “political hot topic” in the upcoming March election.
Thanks for taking the time to speak with me.
Here’s a quick run down.
Earlier this week, I spoke with the following City of Deerfield Beach officials:
- Mayor Peggy Noland
- City Manager Burgess Hanson
- City Attorney Andy Maurodis
Over the past couple of years, at the SW corner of Hillsboro Blvd and US 1 in Deerfield Beach, individuals have been allowed to place a manger and menorah on city owned property.
The City Attorney, a personal friend of mine, proceeded to dazzle me with phrases like “limited public forum”, “allowed in the hallways in Michigan”, etc.
I indicated to the City Attorney my intention to proceed, which included a call to the ACLU (I’ve been carrying the card since 1988).
And here we are.
Should I be granted access, I intend to craft a ****. My best thinking to date is **** with one of these ideas:
The City’s final commission meeting is next Tuesday. I’ve asked Mayor Noland to bring this matter forward for discussion. As there are three very devout Commissioners on the dais, I believe the city will intentionally violate my Constitutional rights.
I remain undeterred.
My thanks for any help / advice.
Best to you.
PS I’ve included a copy screen grabs from Google Maps to help illustrate the location in question.