Lauderdale Lakes passes “The Chaz Resolution.” In response, Chaz passes gas.

Chaz StevensPolitics

WHEREAS, it is appropriate to recover reimbursements made in those situations where the complaint leading to the expenditure for attorney’s fees and costs was false or unsupportable when made, and WHEREAS, it is inappropriate to use an administrative or judicial proceeding for purposes for which such processes were not intended, particularly when the misuse of such processes is born of malice, ill-will or cynical political motives. In any case in which the city commission determines that a person has filed a complaint against a public officer or employee of the city with a malicious intent to injure the reputation of such officer or employee, by filing a complaint with any agency of the state, county or the city, with knowledge that the complaint contains one or more false allegations or that the same was filed with reckless disregard for whether the complaint contains false allegations of fact material to a violation to any applicable code of ethics or Florida statute, the complainant shall be liable for costs, including costs and reasonable attorney’s fees incurred by the city in reimbursement to such elected official or employee under the principles espoused in Lomelo v. City of Sunrise, 423 So.2d 974 (Fla. 4th … Read More

Lauderdale Lakes Eric Haynes needs a repayment plan

Chaz StevensPolitics

Miami-Dade Xway official says he’ll pay ethics fines By Steve Bousquet Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau TALLAHASSEE — The Miami-Dade official whose refusal to file financial disclosure forms has drawn the ire of legislative leaders says he’ll comply with financial disclosure requirements. But more than three weeks after the official and the state agreed to a repayment plan, the Commission on Ethics is still waiting for a response. Miami attorney Robert W. Holland, a member of the county expressway authority, issued a statement Friday after the Herald/Times reported that his case is prompting Senate President Don Gaetz to advance legislation that would allow for the removal from office of public officials who don’t comply with the law. Read more here. *** Lauderdale Lakes Eric Haynes needs a repayment plan for his past and pending ethics fines. Haynes needs a break since he does not have a residence and forfeited his seat but is desperately trying to keep his City salary since that is his only income as stated to avoid being hit with child support. Of course Haynes is the owner of many businesses throughout the County and State as MAOS has pointed out but the Deadbeat Dad has not paid up … Read More

Sun-Sentinel: Investigation continuing on bid-tampering charge against Lauderdale Lakes city manager.

Chaz StevensPolitics

Almost two years have passed since Broward’s inspector general issued a critical report of Lauderdale Lakes City Manager Jonathan Allen – but don’t think the findings of potential criminal wrongdoing went unnoticed. The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office has been investigating since being appointed by the governor to look into the allegation of bid tampering against Allen. It now has offered to sit down and talk with the city manager – if he decides that’s what he wants to do. In a letter sent to Allen last month, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said: “Prior to our acting on this complaint, we are offering you the opportunity to discuss your version of this incident with us, and to offer us the names of any witnesses who might have additional information.” Broward prosecutors said activist blogger Chaz Stevens was the complainant on the case referred to Miami-Dade prosecutors. Stevens is a regular critic of Allen and said he supplied additional information to prosecutors — along with the OIG report — when he filed his complaint. Read more on the Sun-Sentinel.

RE: Repeated Ethics and Other Related Violations by Lauderdale Lakes Commissioner Eric Haynes

Chaz StevensPolitics

Thursday, February 6, 2014 Florida Commission on Ethics P. O. Drawer 15709 Tallahassee, FL  32317-5709 Timothy “Chaz” Stevens Inventor, Pabst Blue Ribbon Festivus Pole MyActsOfSedition.com PO Box 1123 Deerfield Beach, FL 33443 RE: Repeated Ethics and Other Related Violations by Lauderdale Lakes Commissioner Eric Haynes Please accept this letter as a request for a formal ethics investigation concerning City of Lauderdale Lakes Commissioner Eric Haynes and request further removal from office by the Governor. I am alleging Haynes has committed voting fraud, failed to maintain a principal residence in the City as required by the charter thereby forfeiting his office, failed to file financial disclosure forms, obtained financial enrichment from the City under false pretenses, and numerous times, votes on issues for which he has an undisclosed interest. Haynes is no stranger to the Ethics Commission, having received a fine for campaign finance violations back in 2004 — a fine for which he has refused to pay. The attached Broward County Office of Inspector General Report alleges Haynes committed voting fraud by violating Florida election laws. Further, the report outlines an allegation that Haynes no longer maintains a principal residence in the city as required by the City Charter. I … Read More

Update / Update: Another “military man” to storm the Lauderdale Lakes Commission dais.

Chaz StevensPolitics

We’re hearing word that Te’ Andre Gomion (class of 1999 Robert C. Markham Elementary School) wants to be YOUR NEXT Lauderdale Lakes Commissioner. Gomion, short on experience, but having an illustrative military career (serving as the Boyd Anderson JROTC Color Guard Commander), is a perfect replacement for Lake’s other military mastermind, General Disarray himself, Eric Haynes. *** April 1, 2008 Tuesday 9:13 AM EST Thorpe Team Adds Campaign Manager Te Andre Gomion, And Field Director Barry Johnson BYLINE: Targeted News Service LENGTH: 281 words DATELINE: MIAMI Marion Thorpe, a Republican running for election in Florida’s 23rd Congressional District, issued the following news release: Dr. Marion D. Thorpe, Jr., U.S. Congressional Candidate in Florida’s 23rd District, names talented members to cam-paign team. Each Team Thorpe member is a longtime resident of U.S. Congressional District 23 (CD 23) in the State of Florida. Dr. Marion D. Thorpe, Jr. bolsters Team Thorpe as he lays the foundation for victory in U.S. Congressional District 23 (Florida). During last night’s speech to members of the Broward County Republican Executive Club, Dr. Thorpe an-nounced that PV2 RES USAR USARC Te’Andre Gomion is his Campaign Manager. Mr. Gomion served as Battalion Sergeant Major and Color Guard Commander … Read More

Lauderdale Lakes’ Manny Diez’s LinkedIn Profile

Chaz StevensPolitics

Just happened to catch Manny Diez’s profile on LinkedIn. It shows him as having his current job of Public Works Director in Lauderdale Lakes since September 2013. That can’t be accurate and looks like a case of him stretching the truth and embellishing his resume. He may have been on board as a PW Manager but he certainly didn’t have the Director’s position…and since the City never approved an ordinance (2 readings)…I wonder if he’s gotten it yet. Also, the City’s new website now breaks up Development Services and Public Works under the City Services icon, even though it hasn’t officially occurred. And Dan Holmes picture has disappeared. It appears our exposure stopped Jon Allen, mid-stream, before he was able to complete his reorganization. Questions: Did they approve the ordinance (1st reading) with a golden-rod at the last commission meeting (January 28th)? There was no Action Agenda (another allen ploy) and no way for the public to know what occurred. When did the Public Works Department become a separate entity and how long has Manny Diez been the Director? Was Manny pushed out of A.D.A. Engineering (May 2013) and are there still ongoing contracts with LL that he helped to … Read More

Lauderdale Lakes Reference Item 3E on the agenda

Chaz StevensPolitics

Auditor Keefe and company admitted that there were discrepancies with prior year audited financial statements by Allen/Haynes crony Rod Harvey and company. They are coming back with the issues at a later date. Hats off to them especially since they are pulling in only 50% of what Harvey was earning from his “buds”. Comments were that the Keefe representative  had the “deer in the headlights look” due to the stare down by Allen and Haynes. Don’t worry support is headed your way from the State Inspector General/ State Auditor General and the SEC and the Miami Dade SAO. LL Workshop 1 27 14