UPDATED, Aug. 11 By William Gjebre, FloridaBulldog.org:
Hallandale Beach City Commissioner Anthony Sanders resigned his commission seat Friday on the heels of a scathing report from the Broward Inspector General’s Office that said he “engaged in a pattern of misconduct” in the awarding of city grants and other funding.
“To the residents of Hallandale Beach and Mayor Joy Cooper…I have decided to end my term as Commissioner of the City of Hallandale Beach effective today,” Sanders said in his resignation letter. He said in his letter there was “toxicity” on the current commission.
Sanders, a commissioner for nine years, had generally supported Cooper in controlling the commission majority until the most recent election. He denied any wrongdoing in his formal response to the IG report, which was finalized earlier this week.
City commissioners next week are expected to call a special election to fill Sanders’ seat because there is more than a year remaining on his four year term.