BY BUDDY NEVINS
Sunrise Deputy Mayor Don Rosen got what he deserved on Tuesday a public scolding.
Rosen worked for a garbage company whose principal James Feeley Jr. was seeking through a second company to build a dump in Sunrise.
It looks like a conflict to me, but not to a state Ethics Commission staff attorney.
Still, any reasonable person would say a commissioner shouldn’t take a pay check from somebody seeking his vote.
Alu agrees with me.
Near the end of Tuesday’s marathon Sunrise City Commission meeting, Alu said that after she publicly opposed the dump, she was suddenly hit with public record requests.
The requests asked for information about her background and about her daughter’s background.
“Look under every stone with me. You can call my Third Grade teacher. But you’ll never find me selling out my city like Don Rosen. I’m sick and tired sitting up watching somebody like him, Alu said, pointing at Rosen who sits two seats away from her.
Rosen responded a few minutes later:
“I wasn’t going to say anything, but its time to respond.the only thing I voted on is to have a discussion,” he said.
Rosen said Sheila was making “an assertion that I did something behind closed doors” which was wrong
Then Rosen said to Alu: “I don’t particularly like you.”
“Feeley pays you for your votes, Alu fired back.
Rosen answered that wasn’t true, because he never voted for the project.
“All I pushed was a discussion of the issue, Rosen reiterated.
“Just certify this part of the transcript so I can bring it to the proper authorities, said Alu, who has been an informant for the FBI on corruption cases.
“Bring it on, Rosen said.
And to that I say, you go girl.