The Town of Southwest Ranches, Corrections Corporation of American (CCA), and DHS / ICE want to build one of the largest immigration detention centers in the nation within walking distance of thousands of homes; thus, reducing the quality of our life and our community. We do not agree with the federal government privatizing our immigration detention centers throughout the nation when there is clear evidence that privatizing our prisons creates a clear public safety threat. For ICE to continue to privatize these institutions and bring this safety threat through their "secure communities Initiative" to our community is unacceptable. Depriving someone of their liberty is a non-delegable governmental function and privatizing of such a function is infecting our nation like a virus.

The Town of Southwest Ranches has now entered into it's THIRD Fire Contract within the last year now with the Town of Davie, costing taxpayers $120,000 in ramp up fees. They are now closing several roads in western Southwest Ranches charging the tax payers $80,000 for the gates. They have paid an unknown amount of money for lobbying with ICE regarding this prison. They have several lawsuits against the Town, 1- Involving Open Meeting Violations on a November 5th meeting concerning the ICE Detention Center, 2- Open Records Violations, and 3- The Town is putting together a lawsuit to sue Pembroke Pines for breach of contract because the City utilized their exit clause and cancelled for convenience their Fire/EMS contract which included water and sewer at the last minute for the CCA prison. In the contract it states that there should be no third party beneficiaries. CCA would be a third party in this instance.

CCA has also filed suit in Federal court against the City of Pembroke Pines saying they are denying them water however the City had never seen a water application. The City did file for a Declaratory Judgement in State Court but that has been put on hold until the Federal Court hears the suit from CCA.

Is ANYONE CONFUSED as to why the Pembroke Pines/Southwest Ranches Fire Agreement was cancelled? The Town Attorney Keith Poliakoff attempted to "slip" into the agreement a portion that guaranteed water for the prison at CCA's request. This is something that should have been brought up separately. CCA should have brought it forward on their own in a water application. This is sleight of hand that CCA and the Town attempted to do because they were so afraid of CCA being on the Pembroke Pines agenda.

As of June 2012, ICE put out a statement that the site selection was no longer needed due to the fact that the extra bedspace was no longer needed.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Oops, I hate when that happens!

Our crack Attorney is forced to cancel a conflict resolution meeting between the Town of Southwest Ranches and Pembroke Pines because they are not in compliance with meeting notification laws.

In all honesty, is this town really capable of managing a $30MM contract with the federal government which provides immigration and removal services to ICE when you consider the reason for this is that they tried to fire the administrator and ultimately forced his resignation merely days after losing their fire contract with Pembroke Pines?

Why risk it?

From: Poliakoff, Keith []
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 9:11 AM
To: Mike Cirullo
Cc: Sam Goren; Jacob G. Horowitz; Erika Gonzalez - Santamaria; Stan Morris
Subject: RE: Proof of Publication for Conflict Assessment Meeting - Pembroke Pines

Thanks Mike.  I just asked the Town for its proof of publication and apparently  the Town failed to publish its notice as the Town Administrator left that same week and it slipped through the cracks.  We have spoken to the Herald and the ad can get in tomorrow.  Do to this discrepancy we will need to push off the assessment meeting until April 23rd at 1:00 p.m.  Please advise if this date and time works for you.  Of course the Town will republish Pines' ad as well at its expense.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Regards: Keith


  1. Ohhhhh SWR, you just can't stop embarrassing yourselves, can you?

    1. Must be the influence of CCA and their policy of obscure noticing or none at all. Keith, fyi, the correct wording is "Due to this...", not "Do to this...". And, "discrepancy" just doesn't seem to be the proper choice of words under the circumstances. Perhaps what you were going for was "blunder".

  2. The officials from SWR are a joke......

  3. Mistake or more intentional deception and trying to keep things in the dark ?

    1. They probably tried to keep it in the dark until someone called them out on it

  4. A bunch of blundering fools. This attorney earns how much????? What a waste!!!!!!!!!!!!Need to get rid of all of them and start over. No Gray matter between them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They think and believe they can manage how much money???????? they put the town in a financial fiasco. What more proof do we need??????????


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