Fadgen, 67, says he would have voted against the tax hike. He wants to work toward streamlining each city department and eliminating many second-in-command jobs. He also wants to freeze all hiring immediately. "We have to do more with less," he said.
Code enforcement is another of Fadgen's big concerns. He believes vigilant code enforcement is the best way to protect property values and city neighborhoods.
Fadgen is opposed by newcomer Eric Boucher, and Jeff Holness, who ran for office before.
Boucher, 44, who runs a medical billing company, believes his business expertise will be helpful to the city. As one idea for getting the budget in order, he believes the city has been overpaying for vehicle maintenance.
Holness, 41, is an educator who believes he has the innovative technological ideas needed to bring the city into the future...January 14, 2013 | By Heather Carney, Sun Sentinel ...Three candidates — former councilman and mayoral candidate Jerry Fadgen; newcomer Eric Boucher; and Jeptha "Jeff'' Holness, who ran for office before — are seeking to fill the unexpired term of Commissioner Sharon Moody, who resigned from the council's Group 2. The term expires March 2015....