Meeting Called To Replace Suspended Commissioner

An emergency meeting was called Monday to discuss filling the seat vacated when a Tamarac City Commissioner was suspended.

Last week, Gov. Charlie Crist suspended Patricia Atkins-Grad after she was charged with eight corruption related felonies. Atkins-Grad is accused of taking over $6,000 from a couple of developers in exchange for her vote on their project.

The developers, Bruce and Shawn Chait are the same developers who brought down former Broward County Commissioner Josephus Eggelletion. Eggelletion is serving two and a half years in prison for accepting a $25,000 golf membership from the Chaits in exchange for voting for their Tamarac project.

On Monday, the city attorney will discuss the process for filling Atkins-Grad?s seat. The meeting gets under way at 10 a.m. at the Commission Chambers, 7525 N.W. 88th Ave.

A replacement will be named by mid-July.

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