I have been purposefully staying away from comments on the comportment of the new mayor and the commission; letting some time go by for the new commission, hoping to see the promised mellower mayor emerge.
But, you knew there would be a “but”, didn’t you? I received an email from a new acquaintance, who just moved to Deerfield Beach, and attended a commission meeting a couple of weeks ago.
The new resident said,
“The new mayor is certainly, um, different. While I can appreciate (to a certain extent) her feistiness and take-no-prisoners attitude, she is so unpolished and unprofessional, and seemingly simply intent on seeking some type of revenge on those who were naysayers in her past life as mayor (in the 1980s, I gather), that she is a difficult pill to swallow in her current position as Mayor…
As a veteran of many local governmental board/commission meetings in ***** NY (where I lived for 30+ years), I was appalled at the behavior I witnessed that night …It was a regular Mickey Mouse Club that night; I expected to see a "for entertainment purposes only" advisory on the bottom of the agenda!”
It was sad but interesting to me to read this reaction from someone who is new to the area.