South Florida Regional Planning Council Gave Low Interest Loans To Broward Mayor and Elections Office Lawyer

A REDBROWARD investigation has found Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief and other well-connected officials received low interest loans from a public policy agency. The South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC) gave the low interest loans to Sharief as well as Broward Supervisor of Elections attorney Burnadette Norris-Weeks. Created by Florida statute, the SFRPC’s mission “is to identify […]

Consultant Used $300,000 In Public Dollars To Build Office Space Used By Charlie Crist, Barack Obama

A well-connected consultant received more than half a million dollars from the Fort Lauderdale Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to build office space which has been used by Charlie Crist, Congressman Alcee Hastings and President Barack Obama. According to the February 2008 Northwest/Progresso/Flagler Heights Implementation Plan, Dickey Plaza would receive $300,000 in “development assistance” and $213,624 […]

Dale Holness Appointee Received Percentage Of Broward Bike Sharing Program

A well-connected appointee of County Commissioner Dale Holness received a percentage of a government funded bicycle sharing program in Broward. Dickey Consulting Services, Inc, owned by Sheryl A. Dickey, helped fulfill the minority participation component of the County’s agreement with B-Cycle of Wisconsin. Nothing in Ms. Dickey’s resume and work experience indicates knowledge of bicycles […]