Every decade or so, Broward County is blessed with a person who becomes the proverbial "thorn" in the sides of elected officials. Look what happened to the Port Everglades Commission !!!
Charlotte Greenbarg is the current "thorn". Thanks to her, the Board of County Commissioners and the Broward County School Board think a little harder, delve a little deeper, and remember to look again at proposed actions. It isn't that they are trying to pull a fast one, but sometimes they try to hurry the process and cut needed corners. Hers is a thankless job, but one sorely needed.
I haven't even read the rest of your "Best", but, with this selection, you have done a great job.