Article Courtesy of The South Florida Reporter
By Buddy Nevins
Published March 22, 2017
Century Village’s pathetic turnout in the Deerfield Beach
city election on Tuesday brings to mind David’s lament from The Bible: “How
are the mighty fallen!”
A decade or so ago,
Century Village could reliably turn out thousands of votes
in any election.
On Tuesday, there were 1,317 votes cast in the 7 precincts.
Compare that with Weston’s Seat 3, where there were 3,441
votes in 13 precincts.
Weston turned out roughly 77 voters-per-precinct more than
once mighty Deerfield Beach.
Two more points from the March municipal elections:
Bernie Parness, a Democratic leader in
Century Village, won a commission seat with 552 votes in a
field of three. That’s not exactly a show of political clout
compared to the time when Amadeo “Trinchi” Trinchitella
could turn out more than that before the sun rose.
With those kind of pitiful numbers behind him, can Parness realistically
hope to block the expansion of Southwest 10th Street, a key campaign pledge?