Problem: Missing Constitutional Officer
Missing in Broward County is a Constitutional officer responsible for the checks & balances of Government and the Judiciary as Auditor/ Comptroller of County funds, Clerk of Court, Clerk to the Broward County Commission and Custodian of all funds and Documents.
The Clerk's Role as Public Trustee(click on Clerk's Role of Public Trustee.)
It is insane that the Florida State Statute, TITLE V, CHAPTER 28, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (25 pages) for the necessary and needed implementation of "Checks & Balances " Is totally ignored by the incumbent Broward County Commissioners , who should know the 'revised" Broward County Charter, 2010 does not follow basic essentials of Broward County Charter laws ...."the people in the majority vote must approve of all changes to the Broward County Charter!" The public must be properly noticed for important Commission issues!
Problem: Parking Downtown
The Broward County Downtown Fort Lauderdale Courthouse has NIGHTMARISH PARKING problems ,especially for the average working person the parking rates around the Courthouse, and parking for the disabled and seniors are the worst ! The solution is to offer access to the Courts of South Florida ;to allow public access via the internet online. Access should be 100 % available for the public at each of the regional Courthouses that offer free parking in Broward County
Problem: The Political "....."
Broward County Commissioners voting for a Fort Lauderdale street car called "The Wave", whose range of transportation is only 1 mile and a quarter is insane! Yet, not promoting the free "Street car " bus transportation downtown Ft. Laud. already is INSANE. Not CONNECTING to Tri-Rail in the first phase is insane! It will FAIL BEFORE THE 2ND PHASE... Another "Boondoggle " for Fort Lauderdale!
Not to hook up the downtown Fort Lauderdale Tri -Rail Station to the Port and Airport is insane. Or is it Broward politics as usual?
The combination of all Broward County 911 communications and services of EMS (COMPLETED!) Or has it?
Problem: Sea Ranch Lakes
Not to finish constructing a sewer system for parts of the exclusive Town of Sea Ranch Lakes and a small gated community, part of town Lauderdale By The Sea which are located on the Intercoastal waterway across from the ocean is insane!
Problem: BUS DRIVERS
Rehiring 59 BROWARD COUNTY BUS DRIVERS FOUND GUILTY OF NEGLIGENCE AND CAUSING HARM TO BROWARD RESIDENTS AND VISITORS..... INSANE!
For the Broward County Commission to ignore building a 5-Star Hotel next to the Broward County Convention Center, as a priority is insane!
Problem: Complaint Process
There is no complaint process or management system direct to notify the Clerk of Court, The Clerk of the County Commissioner, the Auditor/ Comptroller of the County all the Constitutional and State Statute duties of the Clerk of the Circuit Court that will help the people, the pro-se litigants and the legal community, and residents a method to report, rectify, and correct: Court administration errors, corruption or mistakes intrinsic or extrinsic, missing and falsified documents, and missing court files, altered Court calenders & dockets changed after the fact, obstruction of justice, and clerical mistakes, or problems with service or public property maintenance of any part of Broward County Government or Administration.
Problem: No Handicapped Parking
No accessible free handicap & suitable senior parking with safe drop off areas at the Ft. Laud. Courthouse; and no free wheelchair availability at any Broward courthouses: denying access to the disabled, infirmed, and poor. Charging $8/hr. / 60. a day for the public to use the Courthouse Parking, even for Seniors and the handicapped, downtown Fort Lauderdale is arrogant and cruel for County Commissioners!
The County Auditor should be under the responsibilities of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for "checks & balances" ; but is not! Also the ex-officio Clerk to the Broward County Commission is not properly assigned to the correct Constitution mandated officer, the Clerk of the Circuit Court!
The revised Charters of Broward (2006 ,2008, and 2010) incorrectly, against the Florida Constitution, even against Broward's own Charter have this very important duty wrongly assigned to the County Administrator instead. We need the Politicians of Broward County to correct this gross lack of "Checks & Balances"!
The Broward Clerk of Court, Forman should have installed the CLERICUS Management System for better service, Training, upgrades for E-filing and at NO COST TO THE PEOPLE or taxpayers of Broward County at least 6 years ago! The incumbent, Forman choose the inferior, Lobbyist led, Oydessy management, e-filing system costing the court millions of dollars 4 years ago. Howard Forman refused the best system for our County approved by the www.FLCLERKS.COM (facc) system, which includes all: Hardware, software, training, upgrades to all depts, e-filing, and automatic updates of State Statute requirements.
Bev Kennedy led the reform for greater transparency of the Court's budgets and expenses by leading the movement to have the State legislature change all oversight organizations of the Clerks and Comptrollers of the State, made completely public and moved to Tallahassee instead of quasi / private organization. (Flccoc) that was located in Orlando!
Never can the Clerk of Court have a paperless office. The original filings and safe and dry storage must always be the responsibility of the Clerk of Circuit Court as the Custodian of all court documents, according to the Fl. State Constitution and Fl. State Statutes!
Thanks to the 2010 Florida Supreme Court mandate for electronic filing, only through electronically copied files, can the integrity of all court filings, motions, evidence, judges orders, court calenders will be guaranteed free from" editing after the fact" or sometimes disappearing, for the first time in a decade, in 2013!
SOLUTION: BEVERLY KENNEDY
Bev Kennedy, as the founder and now President & CEO of Diversity Planning Institute, Inc.(dpiinc.org) helped protect the rights, environment, health and financial needs of South Florida . ( Florida's Diversity Community),
Kennedy also has 37 years of Public Service in Broward County and Florida.
Beverly arrived in Florida from Haiti , where she was the only live Haitian TV Talk Show host and TV Producer in Haiti 1973-1976.
Beverly(Burris) moved permanently to South Florida 1976. Kennedy's background and her life experiences are perfect for the largest Diversity population in the US! She is going to be a good Supreme Court Certified Mediator for County Court Cases, for all Circuits.
She is fluent in French & Creole. Fact ! Creole is not a written language or spoken officially in Haiti or with Haitians. It should be legally and officially..... French!
And remember it was Bev Kennedy (Aug. 10th, 2010) that helped ensure Broward County has an Inspector General and a County ethics bill, when she spoke up for the people in front of the Broward County Commission . AND WITH YOUR SUPPORT... We will report on those who threaten this important Inspector General's Authority to defend good ethics and Constitutional procedures protecting our fragile Democracy.