Broke Pro-School Bond Committee Begging For Cash





With less than a week before absentee ballots are distributed, the cash-poor pro-school bond committee is seeking money to keep operating.

The committee had $10,100 in the bank to wage a countywide race as of last Friday.  Political consultants say the committee would ideally need roughly $500,000 to wage a decent campaign.

“When you are running a countywide referendum campaign and you have less than a commission candidate in a small city this late in the game, you’ve got problems,” one political consultant opined to

Alan Levy, the downtown Fort Lauderdale investor and education activist who is chair of Citizens for Safe and Modern Schools, e-mailed potential contributors today asking for contributions.

Needless to say, there is nothing in Levy’s e-mail about the wisdom of paying for technology with long-term debt.

(Superintendent Robert Runcie says the new computers will be paid off in five years.  Nothing in the referendum language backs up Runcie’s statement, so we would just have to trust him.)

Below is the e-mail.  Are you ready to give money?


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5 Responses to “Broke Pro-School Bond Committee Begging For Cash”

  1. odd says:

    Are they giving away a classic ipod to every donor. The School Board probably had leftovers when they bought them in 2001 and just finished paying them off.

  2. Alice McGill says:

    So it takes half a million dollars to fool the public, according to these slick operators? Maybe they could find a way to raise the $$$ then buy about 2500 desktop computers, the equivalent of about 83 computer labs for the schools. That seems a better way to spend the money than blowing it on a campaign to steal more taxpayer dollars.

  3. Eddie says:

    Charley Brown gives $5 but only if Lucy kicks the ball

  4. In The Know says:

    They can’t run a $500,000 campaign. How can they spend $800,000,000 wisely? Let Alan Levy pay for this.

  5. Count LF Chodkiewicz Chudzikiewicz says:

    Millionaires and rich lobbists asking for a handout! I mean, just how low does the “political class” in South Florida get? Are they next going to ask the Homeless to give them food from the food banks?