2 thoughts on “Pines Vice Mayor Iris Siple Used Personal Emails To Lobby City Manager On Behalf Of Optimist Club

  1. evdebs

    Congratulations to Red Broward to have expended the substantial effort to pry this story out of the hands of those who don’t want the public to know what is going on behind closed doors.

    Siple, the recipient of that extremely large and apparently illegal campaign contribution, is essentially acting as a lobbyist for the Optimists. One should ask if there was a quid quo pro involved, as that would determine whether or not criminal activity was involved.

    The West Pembroke Pines Optimists have a budget of about a half million dollars a year. Clearly, what they do with the money is not in the public’s interest, but they project a sense of entitlement that goes far beyond what in any ostensibly charitable organization should be allowed.

    The contribution should be referred to the FEC.


  2. Someone who actually knows the facts

    First, the contribution was made by a 501c4 organization and this is not illegal as published. Second, you are DREAMING if you think the WPPO budget is anywhere near a half million dollars a year. Third the Optimist club is completely run by VOLUNTEERS! Fourth if it were not for the THOUSANDS of VOLUNTEER hours that many of us do, and the fundraising that we do, we WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THE 10 or so sports programs FOR CHILDREN that we provide.

    Get your facts straight and stop making assumptions!



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