John Rodstrom

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    November 20, 2013

    Dean Trantalis Ambushed With Ethics Complaint During Commission Meeting

    Commissioner Dean Trantalis was ambushed with an ethics complaint by attorney Bill Scherer during Tuesday evening's public hearing for the new proposed Vintro Hotel on the beach. It seemed like a well-organized attack, as Scherer accused Trantalis, in front of everyone at the meeting, of ethical vi ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Scott Israel's Lousy Start: Stop the Fire Department Purge

    New Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel whacked Fire Chief and Executive Director Neil de Jesus and two other top fire guys, Division Chief Robert Arrighetti, and Division Chief John Holgerson, who was in charge of fire and rescue training.  Nothing against new chief and Margate vet Anthony S ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Ken Keechl Back for Another Bite at Broward Commission

    What a difference a year or two makes.In November 2010, during a wave of Republican support, Broward County Mayor Ken Keechl was swept out of office despite a long and blistering attack on his opponent, Chip LaMarca, whom he outspent by nearly half a million dollars.People wondered why. Was it the d ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011

    John Rodstrom Becomes New Broward Mayor; Kristin Jacobs Gets the Upgrade to Vice Mayor

    Broward Vice Mayor Kristin Jacobs (left) and Mayor John Rodstrom.​The Broward Commission voted unanimously to pick Vice Mayor John Rodstrom as the new Broward Mayor, replacing Sue Gunzburger to begin his one-year term.Kristin Jacobs' path to becoming the new vice mayor wasn't exactly a shoe-in. Sh ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    Broward Red Lights May Get That Much More Annoying

    Horia Varlan at​In response to South Florida's recent red-light-running camera enforcement angst, Broward County Commissioner John Rodstrom suggests we all wait a few seconds.Rodstrom would like to keep red lights running longer rather than expand the county's photo enforcemen ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    Broward Sheriff Visits Ocala to Pitch Sheriff-Controlled Fire Department

    LAMBERTI: A real straight shooter.​Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti was in Marion County earlier this week, singing the praises of his predecessor's decision to place countywide firefighting services under the auspices of the sheriff's office.Monday's two-hour session was the first time the panel heard ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Judge Strikes Down Voter-Backed Term Limits

    On a day when voters are going to the polls to show their power, a Broward County Circuit judge has decided to take it away from them. Broward Circuit Judge Carol-Lisa Phillips has struck down term limits for Broward County commissioners as unconstitutional after voters went to the polls in ov ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Commissioner's Suit to Kill Term Limits Going to Court

    Broward County Commissioner John Rodstrom's attempt to kill term limits (chiefly for himself) is going to court tomorrow, where a judge is expected to rule on it up or down. Rodstrom, plain and simple, is trying to overturn the will of the people for his own selfish reason -- namely ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    A High Schooler's Guide to Broward County Commission Politics

    Photo: C. StilesKristin Jacobs had a score to settle with Sue Gunzburger.​I know that sometimes the politics behind Broward County Commission decisions can seem complex, but trust me: Anyone who has been to high school can understand the social dynamics at work on the county's legislative body.The ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    Hallandale Mayor in War of Words with Broward Commissioners

    Joy Cooper​Joy Cooper is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the most erratic political figures in South Florida, and now the Hallandale Beach mayor has picked a fight with Broward County Commissioner John Rodstrom.Rodstrom was one of the commissioners who two weeks ago voted against a controve ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    UPDATED: Eggelletion to Enter Guilty Plea

    Eggelletion​Former Broward County Commissioner Josephus Eggelletion has agreed to enter a guilty plea in the federal corruption case against him.UPDATE: Just got off the phone with Eggelletion's former colleague, Commissioner John Rodstrom. "I think it's just a tragedy," he said of Eggelletion's f ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    Crooked Courthouse

    The Broward Commission will build a courthouse, even if voters don't want it and there's no good way to pay for it.

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    June 11, 2009

    Ritter Speaks! (Out of Both Sides of Mouth)

    RitterIt's strange to be astonished at the news that this county's mayor actually gave an interview, but so it goes in Broward. Stacy Ritter has been refusing interviews with reporters for much of 2009, in vain hopes that she can keep her associations with con man Joel Steinger out of the news. Impo ... More >>

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    April 20, 2009

    Broward Commissioners on Ethics Bill: WhatEVER

    In a conversation that seems to have been recorded at the cafeteria lunch table where the in crowd sits, Broward Mayor Stacy Ritter and Commissioner Ken Keechl decided that fellow Commissioner John Rodstrom is not in-crowd material. That's because Rodstrom's pushing a bill that would bar commissione ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    Fool Me Thrice

    A South Florida company caught stealing twice surfaces under a new name and gets a lucrative government franchise.

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    January 16, 2009

    Another Newspaper Falls Into Bankruptcy

    The Minneapolis Star Tribune followed the Tribune Co. and went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. Remember, Miami Herald parent McClatchy, in the only good move it has made in several years, sold the Strib, as it is called, for $530 million back in 2006. The newspaper's story includes some inter ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    The Fourth Estate Sale

    Decimated by corporate overlords, the only hope for our local newspapers may be the auction block.

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    October 2, 2008

    Billed for Bull

    Broward County Commissioners want you to pay for their pet projects

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    September 24, 2008
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    September 16, 2008
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    August 28, 2008
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    August 28, 2008
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    August 27, 2008
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    August 27, 2008
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    August 22, 2008
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    August 21, 2008

    Two Tales From the Trail

    Pols being pols: Rodstrom cleans house, Gallagher goes missing

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    August 16, 2008
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    July 24, 2008
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    June 12, 2008
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    March 22, 2008
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    January 6, 2008
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    August 9, 2007

    Family Ties

    Broward Commission, lobbyists ooze coziness

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    May 10, 2007

    When a Newspaper Shills

    The Sun-Sentinel brass steps over the line on airport expansion

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    January 11, 2007

    Politicians Feed At Super Trough

    The Miami Herald had a nice scoop today about the NFL offering local politicians Super Bowl tickets at their $600 or $700 face value. A lot of them -- including Broward County Commissioners Sue Gunzburger, Stacy Ritter, John Rodstrom, and Diana Wasserman-Rubin -- took advantage of the offer. Josephu ... More >>

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    November 30, 2006

    The Tightest Slots in Town

    Aren't you happy you get to shovel money into the shiny new machines?

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    November 14, 2006

    Mid-Terms Came Too Late

    Here's what I'm tired of: America patting itself on the back for dumping the Republican Congress. Democracy works, they say. People were smart enough to see through the lies. America isn't really a dumb brute of a country. Ask Marilyn Ginsburg of Boynton Beach, who wrote a letter to the Sun-Sentinel ... More >>

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    September 27, 2006

    DeGroot DePants DeSentinel

    The illustrious John DeGroot sent me another missive this morning, this one savaging Scott Wyman's story this morning on tax cuts approved by the Broward County Commission. Whatever you might think about DeGroot's words, that lede, man, is no doubt clunky. Do editors even care over there care anymor ... More >>

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    January 13, 2005

    Geller's Giveaway

    Hollywood peddles prime downtown land for a steal with the help of a developer-loving senator

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    December 16, 2004

    The Lobbyist

    Broward Commissioner Josephus Eggelletion quietly pulls political strings in Lauderdale Lakes -- and personally profits in the process

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    November 4, 2004


    J-Rod Strikes Out

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    August 19, 2004

    Darker Horses

    For Rodstrom and Dunlap, all's fair in local electoral politics

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    July 1, 2004

    Letters July 1-7. 2004

    Help for Gay Islanders

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    June 24, 2004

    Justice Grounded

    Roddy, baby — you're clean. Honest!

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    January 1, 2004

    Dirty Dozen

    Here are the 12 Broward-Palm Beach newsmakers who will make you blush

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    September 11, 2003
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    August 14, 2003

    Plop Art

    When politicians and bureaucrats play curator, the art stinks

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    June 20, 2002

    Swimming in Trouble

    Pompano Beach Mayor Bill Griffin is, well, conflicted over the Swimming Hall of Fame deal

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    August 16, 2001

    Peebles Power

    When it comes to making deals, developer R. Donahue Peebles has no qualms about filing lawsuits -- or playing the race card

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    June 28, 2001

    A Flight of Fancy

    Broward commissioners are spending big bucks on an unlikely airport-growth scheme

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    April 23, 1998

    For Broward Taxpayers, How Sour It Is!

    Commissioners are spending $300,000 on a political PR campaign handled by Big Sugar's hired guns.

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