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Fort Lauderdale To Hold Hearing On Herbst Challenge After New Commissioners Take Office

Fort Lauderdale City Attorney Alain Boileau gave Mayor Dean Trantalis details on how to proceed with challenge filed against John Herbst late Monday. Boileau delivered the news at a Tuesday afternoon meeting which was to be the debut of new Commissioners. Instead, only Trantalis and Commissioner Steve Glassman were on the dais.

On Monday, Ken Keechl and Chris Williams filed affidavits claiming Herbst does not meet the residency requirement in the City Charter. Section 3.04 allows any elector to file an affidavit “showing that a candidate has violated this provisions of this charter as to the matter of his or her election, or is otherwise unqualified to hold office, and the city commission shall take proof at such meeting and declare the results.”

The Charter requires a candidate be a Fort Lauderdale resident for six months. For Herbst to qualify, he need to reside in Fort Lauderdale as of May 12, 2022. According to the challenge, Herbst did not use a Fort Lauderdale address on his driver’s license and voter’s registration until May 31, 2022.

On Tuesday, Boileau said the challenge would be heard by the Commission once it had at least three members. The certification of new members Warren Sturman and Pamela Beasley-Pittman should come next week. Boileau said the hearing would be quasi-judicial in nature.

Keechl and Williams would present their case to the Commission. Herbst and his attorney Barbra Stern could offer a rebuttal. The Commission would then decide whether the challenge stands. In order to give all parties time to prepare, a hearing may not come until December.

Commission Candidate Kevin Cochrane Wants To Make Fort Lauderdale More Like California?!?!

Kevin Cochrane Wants To Make Fort Lauderdale More Like California?!?

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?

Kevin Cochrane