Social Distancing? Mayor Dean Trantalis Met With Lobbyists & Campaign Adviser At City Hall During Lockdown

For the last two months, non-essential Fort Lauderdale businesses have been shuttered. Residents have been ordered to shelter in place unless buying food or seeking medical help. Fort Lauderdale schools and parks are deserted. Yet, it appears “government lobbyists” are an essential business in the eyes of Mayor Dean Trantalis. According to official meeting logs, […]

Company Repped By Mayor Dean Trantalis’ Campaign Adviser Lands Lucrative Deals For City Of Fort Lauderdale Police Station; Parks Deal Next?

From left, James Blake Diarmid, Mayor Dean Trantalis and Commissioner Steven Glassman While another part of Fort Lauderdale drowned under a sea of poop and raw sewage, a company represented by one of Mayor Dean Trantalis’ key campaign advisers landed deals rebuilding the City of Fort Lauderdale police station and (coming soon?) parks. Last week, […]

Lobbyist For Company Seeking To Build Broward/Fort Lauderdale Government Center Is Commissioner Ben Sorensen’s Campaign Consultant Too

In June 2019, as Broward County and Fort Lauderdale leaders met to discuss a new shared campus to replace the aging Fort Lauderdale City Hall and Broward Government Center, a private group presented a proposal “to design, build and own the joint governmental center and lease it back to the county and city….” According to […]