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Chan Lowe: Atkins-Grad recall attempt fails

This is one of those rare cases where the intramural political events in one of South Florida’s lesser-known cities get wider coverage. Patte Atkins-Grad, a Tamarac city commissioner who beat a corruption rap by using an incompetence defense, remains in harness—shunned and ridiculed by associates and constituents.

It looks like a petition to recall her failed to accrue sufficient eligible signatures, so the town is stuck with this white elephant until the end of next year.

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Maybe the city should turn a liability into an asset by making City Hall a destination attraction, like the Hall of Presidents at Disney World. Gawkers can shuffle slowly past and remark upon how lifelike Ms. Atkins-Grad looks up on the dais.

Sales from bobblehead souvenirs alone might be enough to preclude raising the city millage rate.

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