Throughout the years the City of Plantation, elected officials have marginalized both communities on the East side of the Florida Turnpike. The City of Plantation has failed to provide the same services it offers the residents on the west side of the Florida Turnpike.
Attending many meeting where the present Mayor has referred to the community as “Those People”, have also had Council Member Marl Hyatt literally refer to the community as “Those People” directly after my calling out the Mayor for doing it.
Have spoken to City Council President Lynn Stoner a few times about the issue and her response was that she had never said that but as I said to her and saying it to every council member, that if you do not speak out against the reference, you are condoning it and just as guilty as having referred to the community in that way.
Can now see that things like Code Enforcement and Police Patrolling seriously lacked during my time at my residence and effected property values and hindered commercial development within the State Road 7 / 441 corridor.
A great example of this claim is the Wood Stone Plantation project property that was seized through foreclosure in 2016 by a New York Developer. The community and property was allowed to decay over the years for the developer to snag a prime piece of real estate at a rock bottom price!
All I have heard has been the only way to get commercial development within the corridor is to increase density. My response is completely the opposite. If the City of Plantation provided the same level of public services to the community, the commercial development would have thrived.
Today after sixteen years of residence and ten trying to get the City of Plantation to provide those services, I believe has now changed. Code Enforcement on State Road 7 / 441 has improved the overall look of the corridor. Even after all these years and ABSOLUTLY NO FINE the Strata at Plantation swale has improved but still not in compliance.