The ethics complaint I filed against Blattner was dismissed at the probable cause hearing in front of the Ethics Commission. The complaint was confidential, but now I can explain the basis for filing.
NTL Paquette (now Owens) was on Blattner’s e-mail list for his blog. He used the same e-mail list to solicit campaign contributions for his reelection. Carol sent him an e-mail asking him to stop, but she continued to receive additional requests. We believed Blattner used his city computer and his authority to influence city employees. You might find it unconscionable for someone who the PBA has supported for many years, who proceeds to spend the city in to insolvency and th;en strips away officers’ pay and benefits to fix his mistakes, to ask a PBA member to contribute to his reelection campaign. We felt (and still do) that Carol should have been vindicated by the commission.
On Wednesday 9/12/12 the PBA political consultant, Jim Spearing, came down from Tallahassee to put on a two-hour seminar for BCPBA-endorsed candidates. Callari, Holodak and Serian from Hollywood participated as did as candidates from Hallandale and Coconut Creek.
Money from retirees has been continually coming in for Hollywood candidates.
Traci Callari has been working hard and had a great turnout at her volunteer get together. If you live in Hollywood Hills please contact her at 954-914-9190 to walk your street with her.
On Sunday, 9/23/12, Sonia Barcelo from the Americana Pharmacy, who resides at 2200 North 51 ave., will be hosting a barbecue for her neighbors to meet Traci. The event is from 1-3 pm. Mr. and Mrs. Recio will be co-hosting. The location is significant because it is near the NO SHEEHAN residence. Traci will be walking the area and passing out flyers to invite residents to the event. We need about six volunteers to help pass out the flyers for Traci on Thursday, 9/20/12 at 17:45 hours. Please meet at 3918 Buchanan Street. This will only take an hour of your time.
REMINDER: Tomorrow contract negotiations will be held at City Hall at 1 pm.