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Mayor Cooper's State of the City 2015 Part III

April 7, 2015

Over the next six years we will be implementing an aggressive plan to build a world class park system. This past election our voters supported a bond...

A NATIONAL DISCUSSION ON BUDGETS

March 15, 2013

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Mayor Joy Cooper

On March 1st the Sequestration went into effect and many of us have yet to feel any change in our daily lives from this across the board cut.  The c...

BENEFITS OF CODE ENFORCEMENT

March 22, 2013

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Mayor Joy Cooper

One attribute of a city that is often over looked is how they manage Code Enforcement.  Code Enforcement is one of the major factors that impact the...

CRA MOVING FORWARD

February 1, 2013

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Mayor Joy Cooper

Last month the CRA Board of Directors moved to have Executive Director Jackson removed without cause. This decision was based on a request I made af...

BUDGET. PARKS. COMMUNITY.

September 18, 2014

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Mayor Joy Cooper

Hallandale Budget Hearing...

 

This past Monday Hallandale Beach City Commission held the first of two public hearings for the 2014-2015 annual budget....

Foster Gateway Moving Forward

November 25, 2014

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Mayor Joy Cooper

 

CRA: Progress is Happening Here!

As you drive around Hallandale Beach you may see some colorful signs that say CRA: Progress is Happening Here!  Our C...

Weekly Newsletter

December 23, 2014

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Mayor Coopers Newsletter

 

Commission Approves Audit of Use of Force:

 

As our country is still going through turmoil over Ferguson our city is taking measures to proactively eva...

Reflecting on City Progress and Looking Towards 20...

December 30, 2014

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Mayor Joy Cooper

 

Reflecting on 2014 and the City’s Progress

The end of the year is a great time to reflect on the past year and look forward to a bright future for our...

Mayor Cooper Update: Beach, 14th Ave. and Roberts...

January 30, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

Beach Renourishment

As our seasonal population has grown our beach has continued to shrink. Over the past weekend I had the chance to walk on our beach...

Mayor Cooper's State of the City 2015 Part I

April 7, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

 

 

* FIRST OF A THREE-PART SERIES

 

By Mayor Joy Cooper

   HALLANDALE BEACH - Last week, I had the honor to deliver my State of the City Address for 2015....

CRA Vision for Next 13 Years

March 8, 2013

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Mayor Joy Cooper

Over the past years I have written quite frequently about our CRA. The life of our CRA Tax Increment Funding (TIF) approval is for thirty. Our CRA i...

TAX INCREMENT FUNDING AND OUR CRA

March 18, 2013

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Mayor Joy Cooper

Last week I shared with the SunTimes readers a report of the CRA visioning session. While writing the article I was remiss in explaining what CRA st...

Investigation into Hostile Work Environment and Di...

April 8, 2015

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Attorney Jim Crossland

Bryant Miller Olive
February 19, 2015 NOTICE 
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Mayor Cooper Update

April 15, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

By Mayor Joy Cooper

   HALLANDALE BEACH - Over the past three weeks, I have shared my State of the City Address with you. I hope it shed some light on...

CRA Annual Report

April 22, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

 

   HALLANDALE BEACH - It is audit and report time once again. Every year, we conduct many audits and are required to file various financial reports f...

Yes we did get tased! This is why.

April 30, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

By Mayor Joy Cooper

   HALLANDALE BEACH - Over the past week, one of the most important workshops took place with the Hallandale Beach City Commission....

Uniting by Removing the Tracks!

May 9, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

 

By Mayor Joy Cooper

   HALLANDALE BEACH - So many important things have been moving forward this week in Hallandale Beach. Our city has been keenly fo...

Budget 2016 Introduction

August 7, 2015

By Mayor Joy Cooper

   HALLANDALE BEACH - As budget season is upon us, it is important to understand what services our city provides and why. Every ent...

Budget 2016 Police and Fire

August 7, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

HB Police remain committed to excellence in the community; budget will increase 29%

By Mayor Joy Cooper

   HALLANDALE BEACH - Hallandale Beach’s Police...

The CRA & HALLANDALE BEACH

December 27, 2012

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Mayor Joy Cooper

Hallandale Beach CRA held its monthly meeting last week. The CRA is and has always been a separate agency. The district is set up by state statute a...

Budget 2016 - Parks and Recreation

August 7, 2015

By Mayor Joy Cooper

    HALLANDALE BEACH - This week as promised, I want to review our parks budget, but before that, I want to share some great news....

PRESSING AHEAD FOR 2013

December 14, 2012

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Mayor Joy Cooper

City Manager Crichton continues to make strides over the past six month fine tuning our city’s operation and staff. One of these areas is specifical...

Budget 2016: Technology & Leadership

August 7, 2015

By Mayor Joy Cooper

   HALLANDALE BEACH - As the scheduled August 11th and 12th budget workshops approach, I hope my recent articles have answered ques...

Remembering Mayor Dottie Ross- Police Body Camera'...

August 14, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

 

HALLANDALE BEACH - Last week, I wrote about the wonderful service that was held for Commissioner Dottie Ross. It is always hard to list acknowledgmen...

Traffic " Lets Get Real"

August 20, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

Workshop to discuss traffic issues and redevelopment was well attended

By Mayor Joy Cooper

   HALLANDALE BEACH - This past Monday, the city held a works...

2016 Proposed Commission Budget

August 25, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

HALLANDALE BEACH - As promised, I want to update all of our readers on our budget workshop that was held last Tuesday. Our budget workshops were sched...

Mayor Cooper's Weekly Update

September 8, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

 

HALLANDALE BEACH - After going over our budget, it is time for updates on some questions I have received over the past weeks.  Do not forget that the...

Mayor Cooper's Weekly : What is up with the merger...

September 8, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

 

HALLANDALE BEACH - After going over our budget, it is time for updates on some questions I have received over the past weeks.  Do not forget that the...

NE Drainage: How the system works.

September 18, 2015

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Hallandale Beach Staff

N.E. Drainage Pump Stations (14th Avenue)

HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS!

There are two pumps at each location:  South Pump (233 N.E. 14 Avenue)  North Pump (13...

Mayor Joy Cooper's Weekly Update: City Manager Mil...

September 8, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

When I covered the budget, I did not get a chance to review our evaluations of the City Manager and the City Attorney. These two positions are directl...

A "BRAND NEW" HALLANDALE BEACH

January 11, 2013

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Mayor Joy Cooper

Recently the city commission moved forward on our branding initiative. The last time the city embraced branding and marketing was under the leadership...

Weekly Update- City Attorneys 2016 Budget Approved...

September 16, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

HALLANDALE BEACH - Last week, I covered a brief history on our City Managers and Renee Miller. Our City Attorney Lynn Whitefield is also top notch. I...

Hallandale Beach Newsletter

October 22, 2014

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Mayor Joy Cooper

EARLY VOTING HAS STARTED STATEWIDE

Early voting has started throughout the state. October 20th to November 2nd from 9 am to 7 PM Monday thru Friday and...

Budget 2016 : Public Works

August 7, 2015

 By Mayor Joy Cooper

   HALLANDALE BEACH - This week’s article is the continuation of a series of budget articles I have been writing over the past wee...

CRA- Progess Is Happening!

October 6, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

 

HALLANDALE BEACH - This past Monday, the Hallandale Beach CRA Board of Directors held its monthly meeting. The CRA has been focused on many projects....

2015- 2016 Budget Passes As Predicted 3-2

October 6, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

 

HALLANDALE BEACH - Last Friday, our budget was finalized. Our city has worked to not only maintain our services but increase the level of services th...

Hallandale Beach Approves CIty Manager Transition...

October 21, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

 

HALLANDALE BEACH - Hallandale Beach has voted to move forward with the transition plan for a new city manager. City Manager Renee Miller will be work...

Mayor's State of the City 2015 Part II

April 7, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

 

* SECOND OF A THREE-PART SERIES

By Mayor Joy Cooper

   HALLANDALE BEACH -

 Transportation is not the only municipal infrastructure being impacted b...

MAYORS AGAINST GUNS

December 20, 2012

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Mayor Joy Cooper

This past week a horrific scenario played out that still is incomprehensible to many of us; the senseless killing of innocent children in their classr...

Diplomat Golf Course Update and City Mobility Plan

October 28, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

HALLANDALE BEACH -

 

As speculation and concerns rise over the Diplomat Golf course proposal, I find it imperative to go over what exactly the vested ri...

CRA: HB Comunity Benifit and Housing Programs Show...

November 3, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

HALLANDALE BEACH - Last week, the Florida Redevelopment organization held its annual conference. The FRA is a statewide organization founded in 1974 d...

Transportion History and Governance

November 13, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

HALLANDALE BEACH - Over the past 10 years that I have been writing this column, I have written about traffic and transportation. Since going through t...

Transportation Planning

November 13, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

HALLANDALE BEACH - Last week, I wrote about the history of transportation and the governance models that impact our streets. This week, I wanted to sh...

Transportation : Moving Forward

November 19, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

HALLANDALE BEACH - Over the past two weeks, I have written about transportation planning, governance and Hallandale Beach’s model to address traffic i...

Welcome Back Update on City Projects Thank you to...

December 3, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

HALLANDALE BEACH - This week, many of us will be celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will gather around a table with loved ones to give thanks fo...

Hallandale Continues OnLIne Upgrades

December 11, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

HALLANDALE BEACH  - This past Monday’s Chanukah celebration was amazing! The weather held out and we all had a chance to share the holiday message of...

HALLANDALE BEACH UPDATES

January 25, 2013

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Mayor Joy Cooper

LONG AWAITED NE DRAINAGE PROJECT TO START
Tuesday night the city held a preconstruction meeting in preparation for the NE Drainage Project. The con...

COMMUNITY IS THE BEST CRIME PREVENTION

January 18, 2013

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Mayor Joy Cooper

As an elected official and Mayor, the one thing I dread is receiving a call from our Police Department with the tragic news a life was lost within...

Many Questions? I have the answers.

December 17, 2015

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Mayor Joy Cooper

 

HALLANDALE BEACH - Over the past week, I have been asked some questions that I believe our readers would also be curious about.  Many of our part tim...

Design of Blustien Park To Begin

January 8, 2016

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Mayor Joy Cooper

HALLANDALE BEACH - Last week, the city commission voted to approve two contracts to design and construct Bluesten Park. This is the first of our GO Bo...

Music Comes to Our South Beach and New Homes for S...

January 15, 2016

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Mayor Joy Cooper

By Mayor Joy Cooper

HALLANDALE BEACH - In case our readers did not know, Hallandale Beach is now offering a winter concert series at our brand new Sout...

Understanding Water Infrastruture and the "Flint"s...

January 22, 2016

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Mayor Joy Cooper

By Mayor Joy Cooper

HALLANDALE BEACH - This past week, our country has been focused on many issues. Putting the presidential race aside, the Iran Deal...

New K-8 Almost Here! and In God We Trust

February 5, 2016

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Mayor Joy Cooper

Over the past year our Education Advisory Board has been working very closely with our School Board in creating an K-8 campus here in our city. It loo...

Mayor Cooper's State of The City 2016 Part I

February 29, 2016

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Mayor Joy Cooper

By Mayor Joy Cooper

   HALLANDALE BEACH -  Good afternoon Hallandale Beach Chamber residents and City staff. It is honor to be delivering the 2016 Stat...

State of the City Part II

March 4, 2016

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Mayor Joy Cooper

By Mayor Joy Cooper

   HALLANDALE BEACH - It is not surprising to me that the study showed the southwest quadrant of our City, as the primary area in n...

Mayor Cooper Weekly Update : Diplomat Approved

March 22, 2016

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Mayor Joy Cooper

On March 2 the Hallandale Beach City Commission voted in a 4-1 vote to approve the Diplomat Redevelopment Plan. This project will be one of the most t...

Mayor Joy Cooper State of The City 2016 Part III

March 23, 2016

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Mayor Joy Cooper

 

   HALLANDALE BEACH - Uncertainty in the Global Markets, the continued war on terror. These macro events have implications on micro economies and can...

Mayor Joy Cooper's Weekly : Understanding Developm...

March 24, 2016

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Mayor Joy Cooper

HALLANDALE BEACH - Last week, I updated our readers on the approval of the Diplomat Golf Course and Spa Redevelopment plan. It was approved with many...

Mayors Update: Amnesty Program for Illegal Convers...

April 1, 2016

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Mayor Joy Cooper

HALLANDALE BEACH - Are you living in or own a property that has been illegally converted into more units? The city has approved an Amnesty Pilot Progr...

Mayor Update : Quite Zones, FEC Tracks Diana Drive...

June 1, 2016

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Mayor Joy Cooper

Last month our city residents endured the construction at Hallandale Beach Boulevard and the Florida East Coast Railroad, FEC. This construction was a...

Mayor Update: Adding A New Road and Who Voted No!...

April 15, 2016

   HALLANDALE BEACH - I want to take this opportunity to update our readers on a situation that was covered by the local news. In our City, just like...

Mayors Update Lazarow London and Sanders Refuse To...

April 22, 2016

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Mayor Joy Cooper

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the FEC Quiet Zones and Diana Drive redesign. Construction is complete along the FEC. In June there will be n...

Mayors Update: Commissioner's Continued Lack of D...

April 29, 2016

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Mayor Joy Cooper

Many of the residents that follow and or attend our meetings know that over the past year and a half our meetings have again devolved into outbursts a...

Mayors Update : Thank You Jackie Cespedes and EAB...

May 5, 2016

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Mayor Joy Cooper

HALLANDALE BEACH - The month of April has flown by. Hallandale Beach is gradually easing into what some call the “the lazy days of summer.” Traffic ha...

Mayors Update: 2016-2017 Budget Kickoff

May 13, 2016

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Mayor Joy Cooper

HALLANDALE BEACH - This week, our City kicked off our budget town hall meetings for the 2016-2017 year. City Manager Daniel Rosemond and our staff hav...

2017 Budget Plans and First Phase of Solid Waste...

May 20, 2016

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Mayor Joy Cooper

Last week I shared with our readers that our staff is currently working on our 2016-2017 city budget. Over the past two weeks we have held our Town Ha...

What is all this talk about Developments? A Bit of...

May 27, 2016

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Mayor Joy Cooper

   HALLANDALE BEACH - So many residents have come to me to find out about the future developments in Hallandale Beach that have been covered in the pr...

Mayor Update: Honoring our Soldiers

June 1, 2016

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Mayor Joy Cooper

HALLANDALE BEACH - What a wonderful weekend! Our staff put on a Memorial Day ceremony that was hosted at Foster Park. After placing flags on the Veter...

Back to Work!

April 2, 2020

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Mayor Joy Cooper

After a month hiatus from our meetings the past week has been very busy. In my opinion the commission has final closed the chapter on what has been a...

Citizens Academy

February 17, 2020

It was brought to my attention that in my last column there were two errors. The Hallandale Beach POPS Concert will be held on MARCH 10Th  not in Febr...

Transportation : Moving Forward

February 18, 2020

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Mayor Joy Cooper

 

As we start a new  decade there are many plans in the works for our infrastructure. For years I have been writing about real time traffic signalizati...

Case Closed

February 28, 2020

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Mayor Joy Cooper

 

This past meeting one chapter has been closed in Hallandale Beach’s legal issues. The legal fee reimbursement for attorney  fees on my acquittal was...

Covid Pandemic Hits Florida

April 27, 2020

 

Hallandale Beach and the Corona Virus :
Our City staff has taken measures to help our residents keep “CLEAN SAFE and INFORMED .” We all have heard so...

Covid Continues

April 10, 2020

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Mayor Joy Cooper

 

This Friday will mark 30 days since our first declaration for COVID19. As those weeks have passed by there has been many changes to our current way o...

Infrastructure Moving Forward *** Note due to Cov...

January 25, 2020

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Mayor Joy Cooper

As we start a new  decade there are many plans in the works for our infrastructure. For years I have been writing about real time traffic signalizatio...

Masks The New Normal

May 7, 2020

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Mayor Joy Cooper

 

 This past Wednesday we held our Virtual City Commission Meeting. As we progress through this new normal it was wonderful to deliver the first ever V...

Budget 2020-2021

August 13, 2020

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Mayor Joy Cooper

 

Our city staff has been working diligently on this year’s budget. Under these unprecedented times we have had to address a budget shortfall. Original...

Budget 2020-2021 Watching Every Dollar

August 26, 2020

 

Before getting right into the budget I want to update our readers on some changes with Covid-19 numbers and restrictions.

As of this date Hallandale B...

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