PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – It’s been almost a month since Election Day and people in the City of Fort Lauderdale still have no representation.
The problem involves a high-stakes tug of war, political and legal, between the city commission candidate elected by voters and opposition to seating him by current Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis and another commissioner.
At the heart of the dispute is the question of whether winning candidate, John Herbst, met the residency requirements laid out in the city charter. He says he did.
It’s a simple question that has blown up into political drama.
On Tuesday of next week, the mayor and city commission is scheduled to decide what steps to take next.
Trantalis joined This Week in South Florida hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg to discuss, and their conversation can be seen at the top of this page.