Marty Popelsky

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Former Deerfield Commissioners Win a Trip to a Florida Ethics Commission Hearing

    ​After an audit of Deerfield Beach festivals declaring that three then-city commissioners secured scores of tickets to the city's mango festival "to garner political support" -- and the ensuing complaints filed by city activist Chaz Stevens -- those three former commissioners earned a trip to Tall ... 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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Deerfield Commissioners Delighted by Hard-Charging Interim City Manager

    wikipedia commonsDeerfield Beach City Hall may become Hanson's domain on a permanent basis.​Technically, Burgess Hanson is merely the "interim" city manager of Deerfield Beach. But only five weeks after he was given that title, he has managed to perform a feat that has eluded every other city mana ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Mahaney Fired as Deerfield Beach City Manager

    Commissioner Marty Popelsky broke a 2-2 tie on the Deerfield Beach City Commission this evening, voting in favor of a resolution that terminated Mike Mahaney, the city manager of more than two years.The meeting was civil, by Deerfield Beach standards anyway. Commissioners Joe Miller and Sylvia Poiti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 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

    July 22, 2009

    Uh-Oh! Nut-Stomping Deerfield Blogger Laces Up a Steel-Toed Boot...

    deerfield-beach.comMarty PopelskyMarty Popelsky is the latest Deerfield Beach commissioner to wander into the crosshairs of the city's ethics-obsessed blogger, Chaz Stevens. The man behind Acts of Sedition tells Juice that later today, he'll publish a post that details a flagrant abuse of power by P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    The Flier That Got Al Capellini in Hot Water

    That's the campaign flier (click to enlarge) that Deerfield Beach Mayor Al Capellini's operatives circulated in Century Village, the retirement community with some 30,000 condos that collectively may decide the city's mayoral campaign. As you can see, the oxymoron "Mayor Capellini" appears in almost ... More >>

  • News

    April 13, 2006

    Who Do I Have to Whack to Raise My Google Profile?

    Radio right-winger Doug Goetzloe tries another political hit for Internet ratings.