Since the COVID-19 lockdown, refugees from New York and California have flocked to Florida eager for a life free from overbearing bureaucrats, rampant street crime and high taxes. But City Commission candidate Kevin Cochrane actually says he wants to make Fort Lauderdale more like California. We’re not joking.
Cochrane made the astonishing claim on more that one occasion. He says he wants to remodel Fort Lauderdale after his hometown of Plesanton, an affluent suburb of San Francisco. Cochrane boasts how Pleasanton’s high taxes were used to build infrastructure, fund schools and lure high tech jobs.
He never mentions the hellscape San Francisco has become.
Do District 4 voters really want to make Fort Lauderdale more like California?