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Commissioner London fights to have city help relocate tenants
A heartbreaking story is happening right here in our community. A Hallandale Beach apartment complex is forcing its tenants out. Leaving 26 of our neighbors without a home .
What’s causing this action? The City of Hallandale Beach CRA has an agreement to purchase a building only after the current owner removes all the tenants. Daniel Rosemond CRA Executive Director then wants to demolish the property.
The current owner is in such a hurry to cash the CRA’s check he is resorting to illegal tactics by threating to withhold the tenants security deposits. This makes no sense withholding a security deposit for a building which is slated to be demolished. (See the condition of the building in the WPLG 10 news story below.)
The CRA has NO defined plan for this building or the vacant land, currently we own approximately 3 acres across the street!
“Not on my watch”.
If our city is willing to pay $1.3 million for this property, we can find the $26k --less than 2% of the total cost-- to make our neighbors whole. I will fight to make sure these tenants have a clear path to finding a home; it's the right thing to do. I encourage you to join in on the discussion to ensure our neighbors have respect.
Click here to contact your City Commission and let them know your tax dollars should not support throwing families out on the street.
See below for the original WPLG10 broadcast on this topic.
Keeping you informed,
Commissioner Keith S. London
Rising sea levels are a threat - is your condo building safe?
When reading the article below, ask yourself: "are we doing enough to protect our fragile environment here in South Florida and Hallandale in particular?" Rising sea levels constitute a threat to the future of our community, and our best course of action to combat this problem lies in preparation.
Keeping you informed,
Keith S. London
Even as scientists continue reminding us that Miami is one of the most susceptible cities to the potential damages of sea-level rise, developers continue erecting shiny luxury tower after shiny luxury tower in the areas most threatened by rising tides. So E Miami Condos, a website that tracks condo development in the city, put two and two together to figure out which buildings are at the highest risk.
The site gathered information from the FIU School of Journalism's Eyes on the Rise app. The app allows you to key in your address and find out how many feet of sea-level rise it would take for your home to be underwater.
The map is divided into three color-coded zones. Red represents areas that are threatened with two feet of sea-level rise, yellow represents three feet, and blue represents four feet.
Miami Beach and Key Biscayne have the most condo buildings that would find their lobbies underwater even if the level rose by just two feet. Edgewater, currently Miami's most booming neighborhood when it comes to condo buildings, also has several buildings that would be immediately threatened.
Now of course you're thinking, When exactly is this expected to happen? That's the biggest debate among scientists right now, and no one has an exact timeline.
"The answer could be sooner than 200 years from now or as long as 2,000 years," the authors of another sea-level rise mapping tool, released last year, said of peak sea-level rise. "Why the wide range? It is easier to estimate how much ice will eventually melt from a certain amount of warming than how quickly it will melt, which involves more unknowns. The same simple contrast would apply to an ice sculpture in a warm room."
The 2014 National Climate Assessment predicted that sea levels could rise anywhere from one foot to four feet by 2100, but it left leeway that rise by then could be as little as eight inches and as much as almost seven feet.
Scientists are also still trying to figure out how cuts to carbon emissions could curb sea-level rise.
Which is to say none of these condos is at risk of being swallowed by the sea anytime soon, but don't assume the owners will be able to pass these homes on to their grandchildren.
Here are the list of condos that would be swamped.
Condos Affected by Two Feet of Sea-Level Rise
Venetian Isle Apartments
Island Terrace Condominium
Costa Brava Condominium
Alton Park Condo
Mirador 1000 Condo
South Beach Bayside Condominium
Portugal Tower Condominium
La Tour Condominium
Sunset Beach Condominiums
Tower 41 Condominium
Eden Roc Miami Beach
Carriage Club Condominium
Monte Carlo Miami Beach
Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour
Midtown | Edgewater
Quantam on the Bay
23 Biscayne Bay
Onyx on the Bay
Crimson Waterfront Residences
Bay Parc Plaza
Emerald at Brickell
Key Biscayne Beach Club
Towers of Key Biscayne
Oceana Key Biscayne
Commodore Club South
Port by Water Condominium
Deering Bay Condominiums
Condos Affected by Three Feet of Sea-Level Rise (in Addition to Those Above):
Carlton Terrace Condominium
Bal Harbour Tower
Bal Harbour 101
Ocean Blue Miami
Crystal Beach Suites
La Force Palace
The Casablanca on the Ocean
La Rive Gauche
Royal Embassy Condominium
La Costa of Miami Beach Condo
Thompson Miami Beach
Mirasol Ocean Towers
Club Atlantis Condominium
A loft South Beach
Roney Palace Condominium
Shore Club South Beach
Miami | Edgewater
The Charter Club on the Bay
Biscayne Beach Residences
Riviera Towers Condo
Starloft 360 Penthouse
Unity on the Bay
Ten Museum Residential Condo
1000 Museum Condo
The Bond Brickell
The Palace Condominium
Residences at Vizcaya
Condos Affected by Four Feet of Sea-Level Rise (in Addition to Those Above)
Miami | Edgewater
IOS on the Bay
Bay Park Towers
Harbor 29 Condominium
630 NE 27th St.
Bay House Miami Residences
Club on the Bay
New Wave Condominiums
22 Biscayne Bay
Biscayne 21 Condominium
Brickell Bay Tower
1430 Point View
Brickell Harbour Condominium
The Palace Condominium
Brickell City Center
Grove Isle Condominium
Courtyard Miami Coconut Grove
Grove at Grand Bay
Political Witch Hunt Update
First of all, I'd like to thank you for your support over the past year. You may have heard that I have been the victim of a politically-motivated witch hunt, led by our Mayor and her special interest allies.
In case you missed it, here's what took place:
- About a year ago, I was seeking to have the Commission terminate our City Attorney after I lost faith in her ability to be impartial with the Commissioners.
- After word got around that I was seeking her termination, she quickly began falsely accusing me of racial and gender discrimination --allegations which were deeply hurtful and completely untrue.
Fortunately, the truth won the day. A year later, I was completely exonerated of those allegations.
But here's the bigger problem. Between then and now, over $133,000 of YOUR tax dollars were spent on high priced attorneys at the behest of our Mayor to pursue this despicable witch hunt against me.
I can deal with being called names, and I can handle these ridiculous and offensive allegations, but I can't standing watching my neighbors' tax dollars being spent to fund Mayor Cooper's political agenda.
I hope you'll take the time today to read over some of the recent Sun Sentinel articles that have covered this saga and educate yourself on the facts. While I'm happy to put this episode behind me, I think it's critically important that I share with residents exactly what has transpired. Hopefully we can prevent this massive waste in taxpayer dollars from happening ever again.
Keeping you informed,
Keith S. London
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The Search for a Memorial CEO Continues
After watching the board of the South Broward Hospital District in action, it comes as no surprise to learn that two external CEO applicants have dropped out, one without comment, the other citing the turmoil engulfing the public hospital system.
Today, the board that oversees Memorial Healthcare System will begin interviewing the remaining four internal and four external candidates for chief executive officer.
As to why he withdrew, David Bradley, a regional president of Sutter Health in Northern California, said: "It appears the political turmoil will be a significant distraction to the organization's mission of delivering safe, quality care for patients."
Let that sink in. The turmoil on Memorial's board could be "a significant distraction" to delivering safe, quality patient care.
It never should have come to this.
Memorial's longtime CEO, Frank Sacco, should be handing over the reins on a high note. Except for a dysfunctional board, he is leaving this taxpayer-supported system in great shape. It's making money, cutting taxes, scoring high quality marks and expanding services to our community.
But as he prepares to retire at the end of February, records show one board member, Laura Raybin Miller, is riding him hard.
Miller is demanding to see all the emails Sacco sends his management team. She's reaching over him to give directions to staffers. She's ordered exhaustive reviews of hospital departments. She's asking to see people's employment contracts. She's accused the general counsel of having a "conflict of interest" for representing the board and the administration. She approached an expensive search firm before the board even agreed on the process. She regularly sends emails to all board members, despite regular admonitions from legal counsel about potential Sunshine Law implications.
Most surprisingly, Miller also met with the leader of the North Broward Hospital District, who's at odds with Memorial. A couple of weeks ago, she told us she met with Dr. Nabil El Sinadi because "I need a sounding board from time to time."
This week, before her colleagues had a chance to weigh in, Miller ordered a contract be drawn up for Aurelio Fernandez, whom the board chose to be interim CEO after Sacco leaves. Fernandez, the chief operating officer of Memorial, also is an internal candidate for the full-time job. In the interim, Miller wants his pay increased from $550,000 to $740,000.
Did Miller not see the letter from Gov. Rick Scott that asked board members, during this process, to focus on patient outcomes and reducing costs for taxpayers?
Given Memorial's success, it's hard to know what's driving Miller, who couldn't be reached for comment. In an earlier interview, she told us the board has a philosophical divide about how to govern, that some members want more input on more things.
However, multiple sources cite a different motivation. In her 16 years on the board, Miller has never been chosen chairman — and for that, she blames Sacco.
So now, on the occasion of his retirement, Miller appears to want to wrestle power away from the CEO's office and ensconce it firmly on the board. And that's a problem, for as this community knows from the history of the North Broward Hospital District, bad things happen when board members use their power to influence day-to-day operations.
Plus, what quality CEO wants to show his board all the emails he writes to his management team?
When the search for his replacement began, Sacco told his board members the process would be a two-way street. Not only would they be evaluating candidates, the candidates would be evaluating them.
That two candidates have backed out is important feedback.
So today, as Memorial's board meets to begin interviewing candidates, its members need to address the disruption Miller is creating. For starters, the board should pass a policy that prohibits board members from emailing the group, and sanction any violators.
To the candidates, we again say, this is a great job, with great employees. And the cloud hanging over this high-performing health care system will pass.
This community will stand for nothing less.
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