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The City Commissioners covered a variety of topics at their recent meeting.

- Kim Swan, Editor


Liens, Stonewall, and Budget. Here's Your Commission Meeting Recap

By John Hayden

Funding cost overruns, lowering expectations for Stonewall, and giving the community more input.

Wilton Manors’ city commission met for less than an hour at the meeting on April 23, but they took care of a lot of business. Most notably, the panel wants to change how liens for code violations are appealed. 

At the previous meeting, commissioners came down hard on a property management company that accumulated months of fines. In a rare move, they raised the amount owed. But that only happened after someone in the audience shouted out new information. Now the dias is considering a change to the appeals process. 

In addition to general public comments early in the meeting, they may allow public comments specifically on liens. As a condition of becoming a sponsor of this summer’s Stonewall Pride, the city demanded organizers put up a $160,000 bond in case cash falls short for a second year in a row. 

An updated look at finances and projected costs came in under expectations, and the bond was reduced to $110,000.


Puns, Pride and Pinchas

Prouder Together will be the presenting sponsor of Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride, June 12-16, and will also sponsor and program the festival’s Black Excellency Stage.

Mz OutSFL Pageant Takes Place May 18

The Mz OutSFL Inaugural Pageant is hosted by our Queen of Queens, Melissa St. John. 100% of your ticket will help Out South Florida provide scholarships to LGBTQ+ students in South Florida - named after Melissa St. John.


Crisis at WMPD: Officers Leave Due to Poor Pay and Benefits

Wilton Manors budgets for 32 sworn officers on the police force. By early summer, up to a third of those positions could be open.

Weekly Events

TODAY: Turkish Ceramic Painting Workshop

Learn and enjoy Turkish Ceramic Painting in Oakland Park from 6-9 p.m.

WEDS: Wellness Program Yogic Movement and Meditation

Join The Pride Center for an evening of blissful yogic movement and meditation where you can find inner peace and tranquility.

THURS: Sip & Paint Pottery Painting

Get ready to unleash your inner artist while sipping on your favorite drink and painting beautiful pottery from 6-8 p.m.

FRI: Miami Lesbian "Magic Mike" show FEAT. The Playbois

Girls who like girls, join The Well and The Playbois, the only masc lesbian exotic dance crew in SOFLO every 2nd Friday, for a steaming hot show.

SAT: Latin Saturdays

Enjoy 2x1 Mojitos and live music from 7 p.m. at La Mexicana.

SUN: Drag Brunch

Get ready for a fabulous Sunday Drag Brunch, where you'll enjoy mouthwatering food, bottomless mimosas, and jaw-dropping performances.

Job Opportunities

Sandwich Artist -- Fort Lauderdale

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Dental Receptionist -- Fort Lauderdale

McCawley Periodontics is hiring a Dental Receptionist who will greet patients with a warm and friendly demeanor, answer phones and schedule appointments, and more. $18-24.58/hr.

Mike's Deal

Movado Company Store Mother's Day sale. Up to 70% plus extra 30% off LOVEMOM code and free shipping! Get for Mother's Day.

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