Our Family is gratified by the wise ruling made by Judge Marina Garcia-Wood which vindicated our family. She sat patiently for four days and heard testimony about how no one has ever been injured while attending our holiday display. We have had thousands of people, including hundreds of plantation families come and celebrate the Joy of the Holiday Season with us. Judge Garcia-Wood sent a strong message to the Mayor and my Opponent that this meritless action should have never been filed.
“Simply, there was no testimony or evidence presented to support the City’s claims for abatement of a nuisance. No ordinances were broken The Court determined that the severe traffic issues are being exacerbated by the City and the City’s Police department, not by the Hyatts”
There has never been any evidence to support the meritless claim that our holiday display has ever been a public safety hazard. Instead of supporting a holiday display that has brought smiles to hundreds of Plantation children, the Mayor and my Opponent decided to waste hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars bringing this spiteful action. This is an example of the “Culture of Intimidation” practiced by the Mayor and my Opponent towards Plantation Residents.
I stood up against the Politicians for all Plantation Residents. This Victory is for all Plantation Residents and a loss for the Plantation Politicians. This City should not be run by intimidating ungrateful and entitled Politicians.
Finally, our Family is so grateful for the outpouring of support from our fellow Plantation Residents. I think it is time for the City Council to re-examine the relationship the Mayor has with her No Bid Lawyers that only report to her and no one else. The mean spirited threats, tactics and outrageous actions used against against our family was unacceptable and cost the tax payers of Plantation Florida $$ Half a Million Dollars $$.
Please mark your Calendars to remember on November 6th, 2018 to VOTE DIANE VELTRI BENDEKOVIC OUT OF OFFICE AS MAYOR.
Miracle in Plantation Florida ~ Bill O’Reilly
Christmas Display Controversy ~ Bill O’Reilly