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Bill Ganz

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    [UPDATED WITH VIDEO] Deerfield Commissioner Bill Ganz Considering Censure of Sylvia Poiter

    ​Last night's meeting of the Deerfield Beach Commission was a mostly civil affair, at least until Commissioner Sylvia Poitier learned that her colleague, Bill Ganz, was considering a motion to have her censured if she erupts in the same way she did at the last special meeting, in late. June.Poitie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    It's Going to Be Another One of Those Crazy Deerfield Beach Commission Meetings

    Photo: Deerfield BeachPoitier wants to see the city manager squirm.​With the announcement Friday that 106 Deerfield Beach workers were being laid off, tonight's commission meeting was going to be a madhouse no matter what. But that's not quite enough of a guarantee for Commissioner Sylvia Poitier, ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010
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    June 22, 2010

    Poitier Hurls Race Card at Mango Meeting

    Photo fromMyActsofSedition.comPoitier giving Ganz the evil eye at last night's special meeting.​The special meeting to deal with Deerfield Beach's Mango mess got ugly, judging by the liveblog by Chaz Stevens and the pictures he posted later Monday night. Of course, this past weekend's Mango Festiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Sylvia Poitier, in Her Own Words (Subtitles Not Included)

    That's video, courtesy Chaz Stevens, of the special meeting last night in Deerfield Beach where commissioners discussed the weekend's meltdown at the Mango Festival, which was canceled after promoters failed to pay for the sound crew.On the left is Commissioner Sylvia Poitier, ranting and raving in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    More Details on Mango Mess

    Flickr: unclefuzThis image of a crushed mango seems to suit the occasion.​Of the Mango Festival's two major financial backers, only one came through with funding, according to a well-placed source with knowledge of the event. The failure of the other financial backer to follow through on his spons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Mango Festival This Weekend Clouded by Questions

    Photo: The Mango Festival​Maybe Deerfield Beach's Mango Festival has learned something from the promoters of Hollywood's major awards shows: that the possibility of a spectacular gaffe or wild, unscripted moment is the key to building suspense and thus, public interest.Because this 25th anniversar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Mango Festival Request for $25,000 a Tough Sell in Deerfield Beach

    mangofestival.comA crowd shot from a recent Mango Festival in Deerfield Beach.​Organizers of Deerfield Beach's Mango Festival will make an appearance at this evening's commission meeting in hopes they can convince city officials to give them $25,000 toward reviving the summer soiree of music and f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Signs That Sylvia Poitier Is Turning District Residents Against Deerfield Commission

    She's the single African American commissioner and she rules a district with a large African-American population, but Sylvia Poitier's recent ethical problems don't appear to have a racial component -- at least not until she announces that race is a factor.And there are subtle signs that Poitier may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    "That's Commissioner Chaz"

    God help us, Chaz Stevens has been appointed to the board of the Deerfield Beach Housing Authority. Not even a very loud "No!" from Commissioner Marty Popelsky (at 1:20 in the video above) could stop Stevens' rise to power.Of course, the activist blogger (he prefers "genius") played a crucial role i ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Charity President Says Agency Isn't Ducking Investigator

    Flickr: itbe-GregDid Deerfield Beach's housing dollars go down the drain?​Felecia Poitier, president of a charity being investigated by Deerfield Beach for its management of housing funds, denied allegations that her agency has not cooperated fully with auditors, blaming delays on the time-consumi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Better Late Than Never? Sylvia Poitier Declares Conflicts of Interest

    Here's an outrageous piece of video, courtesy of Acts of Sedition.com. It's from last night's Deerfield Beach Commission meeting. You'll see City Attorney Andy Maurodis talking to the commissioners about his failure to get any response from his requests for financial records from Arlington Park Fami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Deerfield May Sue Charity Group for Withholding Information

    deerfield-beach.comGanz: "Whatever it takes."​For three months, the City of Deerfield Beach has tried to give Arlington Park Family the benefit of the doubt. The local charity was paid $30,000 for "outreach" in 2007. The city attorney, Andy Maurodis, wrote a letter in late December asking for info ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Police Chase: Could Pompano's Defection Trigger Domino Effect for BSO?

    Flickr: sunrise954​Among the cast of hundreds who attended last night's standing-room-only meeting of the Pompano Beach Commission were several leaders of a neighboring city that has a Broward Sheriff's Office contract coming up for renewal this year: Deerfield Beach.City commissioners Marty Popel ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Fate of Deerfield Beach City Manager to Be Decided Tonight

    deerfield-beach.comGanz​In just a few hours, the Deerfield Beach City Commission will hold its special meeting to vote on a motion by Commissioner Bill Ganz to terminate City Manager Mike Mahaney. I reached Ganz by phone a few moments ago to see whether he had been able to work out his difficultie ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    Deerfield Beach Calls Special Commission Meeting to Deal With Motion to Fire City Manager

    deerfield-beach.comBill Ganz​On January 15 the Deerfield Beach City Commission will have a special session to vote on whether to fire its city manager of three years, Mike Mahaney. That motion was brought at Tuesday's raucous meeting (video here). This afternoon I spoke with the maker of the motio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Morning Juice: Rothstein Plea Deal Soon, as Story's Murder Plot Line Fades

    ​This is like one of those winters that the Ingalls family survived, isn't it? Let's try to press on, beginning with this morning's local headlines:In what Commissioner Bill Ganz described as a "painful" decision, he brought a motion to fire City Manager Mike Mahaney. Tempers flared. Accusations w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    [UPDATED WITH VIDEO] Deerfield Beach Mayor Talks About Wild Commission Meeting, City's Future

    Mayor Peggy Noland is walking around Deerfield Beach today, chances are she's got a big grin on her face. That's because she's close to finishing a task she's been working on for nearly a year: the termination of City Manager Mike Mahaney. (Video here, on Chaz Stevens' Acts of Sedition.]"In May, whe ... More >>

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    January 5, 2010

    Deerfield Beach Moves to Fire City Manager Mike Mahaney; Predictably, Shouting Ensues

    deerfield-beach.comNoland: took a parting shot from the city manager.​In this evening's meeting of the Deerfield Beach City Commission, officials took an initial step toward terminating Mike Mahaney as their city manager, a post he's held for nearly three years.The motion was made by Commissioner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Something Smells Rotten at Deerfield Beach's Mango Festival

    Photo: themangofestival.comOne of the photos that Mango Festival organizers did not want you to see.​The Mango Festival of Deerfield Beach has a math problem: Its most recent festival, in June 2008, attracted a lot of people. But for some reason, it didn't make a lot of money. And for the city, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Back From the Brink: How the Deerfield Beach Commission Pulled Out of an Ethical Tailspin

    blogbybett.blogspot.comSome of the heroes from last night's Deerfield Beach Commission meeting.​It was supposed to be as easy as 1-2-3. At last Thursday evening's budget meeting, Deerfield Beach Mayor Peggy Noland made it known that she was sick of working within the confines of the city's ethics ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Grocery Shopping With Mayor Noland

    deerfield-beach.comPeggy Noland​A few hours before she takes her place at the dais and asks commissioners to strike down the Deerfield Beach ethics code, Mayor Peggy Noland rolled a shopping cart through the aisles of Winn-Dixie and spoke with Juice about why the code has to go. In short, because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Deerfield Beach Commissioner Plans to "Beg" Colleagues Not to Repeal Ethics Code

    deerfield-beach.comBill Ganz​Deerfield Beach Commissioner Bill Ganz is entering his sixth month in office, and he still finds his colleagues unpredictable. He thought the city's ethics code was safe. "I was as surprised and dismayed as anybody to find out it was on the agenda to be repealed," he s ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    On Repeal of Ethics Code, One Deerfield Commissioner Holds Swing Vote

    deerfield-beach.comJoe Miller​On the day before the Deerfield Beach Commission will vote on whether to repeal its ethics code, Commissioner Joe Miller is the one wildcard.Past remarks make it possible to predict how the four other members of the commission will vote. Check out the minutes of the M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Liveblogging the Muni Election

    The brains of the operation 8:31 Welcome to the Juice muni elections liveblog. I will be doing the play-by-play. At my left is the color commentator, a highly flatulent greyhound who somehow managed to cast a ballot (for Al Capellini, natch) and has been flaunting her "My Vote Counted" sticker to al ... More >>

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    March 10, 2009

    Voters Done Pretty Good Tonight

    Hey, no pending felons were elected by the voters. In South Florida, that's called progress. Let's run this mf-er down: Davie: Tom Truex lost because Davie voters don't want developers to mess up the nature of the town with The Commons. I called Judy Paul as the winner two ... More >>

  • News

    January 1, 2009
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