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Old 12-21-2019, 06:49 PM
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Old 12-21-2019, 07:25 PM
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Nothing some property taxes won’t fix.
Old 12-21-2019, 10:31 PM
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When the city raises the utility bill then you will really hear the crying. Nobody wants to pay for it.
And yes I work and have worked for a couple of cities utilities departments. Guess what part of the budget gets cut. All south Florida cities infrastructures are past there life expectancy and the problem is going the get worse unless they quit kicking the can down the road.
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Exactly correct. The solution is to run utilities like a business. Every mayor or city council member that claims he is great because he did not raise rates to cover maintenance and rehabilitation should be voted out! We end up ruining our community into the ground in the end, until the Federal courts step in for not meeting the clean water laws. Then the rates go sky high. It is like never changing oil to save a few dollars, that never seems to work out either.
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Nothing some property taxes won’t fix.
Corrupt politicians know doing that will have them jobless next election. Guess it just depends on just how widespread and how bad the stink must get before they get serious about replacing the old worn out system that's been kicked down the road for years.
Last week a commercial broker I'm working with sent me a listing on a waterfront building he thought I might have interest in for a 1031 exchange. My reply was I had no interest in anything in Fort Lauderdale. Given all the recent sewage spills in the news down there I doubt I'm the only one with similar thoughts so the question is how long until real estate values and the tourist industry are affected and those "guys" crank on the pressure to get it fixed. We see already some fishing being effected and the waterways are connected to the ocean so only a matter of time till news breaks of closed beaches due to raw sewage & unsafe bacteria levels.
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Ft. Lauderdale has been collecting money specifically for these infrastructure upgrades BUT they have been raiding the fund every year for other more politically appropriate pet projects. Google it, lots of press on the subject. The basic job of government is to keep us safe and keep infrastructure working well. The average politician can't balance a check book, so how can we expect them to make prudent decisions???🤔
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Jeff is going nuts and I don't blame him.
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Born here, grew up here, members of LYC in the neighborhood there and I cant wait to get the hell out of Broward. Too many people, cars, crime, homeless, and yes, crooked politicians with state & federal level goals who could care less about the people and resources.

Ft Lauderdale used to be a nice place to live, now its a horrible place to live, and not a place I would want to visit if not from here. They call this progress right? Build a bunch of apartments and condos with no thought of the effects. This place SUCKS!!!
Old 12-22-2019, 11:27 AM
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Since I have been gone for about a year ,traveling in the R V ,when we got back this time I was appalled by the building going on near downtown and in the area. What were they thinking??? Rental apartments at $2000.00 + a month ,stores and bars that are opening and closing within a month. Traffic and gridlock at every light. Want to leave ,before the bubble breaks.
Old 12-22-2019, 12:23 PM
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Just another step closer to making parts of Broward like New Jersey. Overspending by government... people getting screwed. Too bad nobody could look at countless towns in NY, NJ, etc... to see how this plays out. What a shame.
Old 12-22-2019, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by deckape View Post
Since I have been gone for about a year ,traveling in the R V ,when we got back this time I was appalled by the building going on near downtown and in the area. What were they thinking??? Rental apartments at $2000.00 + a month ,stores and bars that are opening and closing within a month. Traffic and gridlock at every light. Want to leave ,before the bubble breaks.
Look at what they think they're going to do by Sistrunk. They can try to "gentrify" that area all they want. And I'm the first to know that the population growth here is massive... but Sistrunk. No chance.
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Heard on the news tonight that the sewer line that is breaking runs from the area around Coral Ridge to the sewer plant on the west side of Port Everglades ,south of 17 th street, next to Publix / Total Wine, Was funded to be replaced in 2010.
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Heard on the news tonight that the sewer line that is breaking runs from the area around Coral Ridge to the sewer plant on the west side of Port Everglades ,south of 17 th street, next to Publix / Total Wine, Was funded to be replaced in 2010.
Used to live near 17th st. Used to hear there was a "sea of oil" under a large area south of 17th st from leaking fuel tanks in the port.
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Ft Lauderdale used to be a nice place to live, now its a horrible place to live, and not a place I would want to visit if not from here. They call this progress right? Build a bunch of apartments and condos with no thought of the effects. This place SUCKS!!!
True, the planning is fu... and corrupt politicians signing off on more and more development.
Won’t say is sucks however, been 21 years in the same house, good living, good boating and taxes ain’t too bad because of Homestead, insurance going up however,
but not a big surprise.
Tired or hurricanes though, but can’t have my cake and eat it too.
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Originally Posted by SplashFL View Post
Used to live near 17th st. Used to hear there was a "sea of oil" under a large area south of 17th st from leaking fuel tanks in the port.
In my past life I took groundwater samples & measured the amount of "product" floating on the water table. Several wells inside the port were so bad you could skim the "product" & use it in your car. This was 20 years ago. Some of those fuel lines run from PE to the Homestead base.
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Originally Posted by Slimshady04 View Post
Ft. Lauderdale has been collecting money specifically for these infrastructure upgrades BUT they have been raiding the fund every year for other more politically appropriate pet projects. Google it, lots of press on the subject. The basic job of government is to keep us safe and keep infrastructure working well. The average politician can't balance a check book, so how can we expect them to make prudent decisions???🤔
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Yes but,who down here hasn't had good fishing off the Hollywood or Pompano stinkholes????I
when life gets you lemons.....
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Originally Posted by AquaWhaler View Post
Yes but,who down here hasn't had good fishing off the Hollywood or Pompano stinkholes????I
when life gets you lemons.....
This is raw sewage going into the canals & ICW. The stinkholes are treated & going out into the moving currents.
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I have not fished the SE coast in many many moons. Back in the 60’s the Hollywood Rose Bowl had raw sewage that was a big brown boil with all kinds of floating things boiling up. I hope they stopped that. I worked on charter boats and when one old timer captain did not like the people he would run through it. There went my $5 tip. South Florida needs to understand what a building moratorium is until they get things cleaned up.
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Originally Posted by wcffish View Post
South Florida needs to understand what a building moratorium is until they get things cleaned up.
A moratorium due to the sewer pipes situation is only one of the reasons. Another one are the over crowded roads. Broward was recently hit with an additional 1% sales tax to provide funds to improve the roads and according to news reports some of that money is going towards the purchase of many more buses. Problem with the buses is with their continuous loading & unloading; even on the 3 lane roads the right lanes are plagued with bus stoppages, as there's an extreme lack of bus turn-off loading lanes that could be built. We also now have nearly 40 additional trains running through the center of highly populated cites so RR gates are down a LOT more then they used to be increasing traffic back ups.
Sadly; South Florida is no longer the Paradise I used to think of it as and as a result been exploring a move.

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