Mike Butler is facing an uphill battle. He's the blogger and gadfly of record in Hallandale Beach (the 40,000-citizen heel of the Broward boot), and he's the one who calls out the city for spending through its reserve funds, paying its city manager nearly half a million bucks a year, and leaving the beach in suboptimal conditions.
The plans eventually called for a fairly extensive remodeling, including raising the ceiling heights. Former City Manager Mike Good created a new city department, modeled after the Department of Public Works, to orchestrate the conversion. Director John Chidsey would oversee the progress.
September 2009:"First floor will be complete by October 30. Second floor will be complete by November 30."December 2009:"Completion of first floor is anticipated by January 30, 2010 and second floor by February - March 2010."January 2010:"Completion of first floor is anticipated by February 28, 2010 and second floor by April 2010."March 2010:"The second floor shall be complete by May 31."
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