Facing budget gaps,
By Ihosvani Rodriguez South Florida Sun-Sentinel June 12, 2008
"We have some very tough times ahead, and we need to put our heads together to come up with resources we could each bring to the table," said Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper.
The officials weighed the prospect of sharing non-contract employees, holding joint celebrations of such holidays as the Fourth of July and creating a "mini-transit system" between Aventura and
Other topics included the region's water supply, disposal of wastewater and taxes.
Nothing was decided during the meeting at the
High on everyone's list was how to maintain city services despite dramatic budget cuts next fiscal year.
Hollywood City Manager Cameron Benson said earlier this month that there might be major layoffs in
Hallandale Beach City Manager Mike Good said his city is facing a $6 million shortfall.
Good has proposed having Hollywood employees provide some of the services
Another widely accepted idea was applying together for state and federal grants to start a transit system between Aventura and
"If we don't take action on this, we are going to get to a point where both cities are going to hit gridlock," Good said.
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