BY BUDDY NEVINS
Tamarac doesn’t like what it smells coming from Sunrise.
“It’s a terrible thing that happening there, says Commissioner Diane Glasser about the proposed garbage transfer station.
She says the transfer station “It’s another name for a dump, she quips. would envelop her city with the smell of garbage.
“Whenever you have garbage, you have smell, Glasser says.
Glasser predicts her city commission will vote to formally oppose the station, which would be directly across Commercial Boulevard from Tamarac.
“It would be along Commercial Boulevard. That’s the entrance to our city from the Sawgrass Expressway. Of course, we are against it, Glasser says.
Tamarac shouldn’t expect a favorable reception from Sunrise. Sunrise has a history of ignoring its neighbors.
Sunrise brushed aside complaints about the towering Tao project next to the Sawgrass Mills shopping center from Plantation and allowed it to be built.
All Sunrise got for its arrogance is a 26-story, empty monstrosity — the Tao project went broke.
Glasser does have more clout than the average commissioner.
Broward’s Democratic state committeewoman, she is a power in the local and state party organization. If she wanted to, she could openly oppose the re-election of Sunrise commissioners and work to dry up their campaign financing.
Meanwhile, word is that Mayor Roger Wishner is helping in the re-election campaign of Commissioner Larry Sofield.
Wishner is a former waste executive who was accused at the last commission meeting of promoting the garbage dump project for his friends in the industry. I wonder if that means Sofield is supporting the dump?
Again, I ask: What benefit do Sunrise residents get from the construction of a garbage transfer station in their city?