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The end of Good in Hallandale Beach?

Updated: Hallandale Beach Commissioners voted to bring back an item in two weeks that would lead to the firing of City Manager Mike Good.

It may be the end of City Manager Mike Good in Hallandale Beach. The City Commission is currently talking about canning Good who has worked for the city for 25 years -- part of that time as manager.

If the 49-year-old Good is fired, he will get nine months severance and health insurance for himself and his family until he is eligible for Medicare.

Good won't officially be fired today: city officials said he could resign -- which he hasn't offered to do -- or they would set another meeting to vote on firing him.

Commissioners are miffed at Good because they say he has been unresponsive to them and staff and preoccupied with personal problems that Mayor Joy Cooper said included "back problems, cancer, a daughter falling victim to easy access to pain clinics, an ailing grandmother ... and of course the continued stress of dealing with the antics of Commissioner London." 

Commissioner Keith London is the pony-tailed commissioner who has challenged the status quo and often been at odds with Cooper and Good.

Good took a two-week leave to handle family issues, but commissioners said that wasn't enough. He defended himself and said he was in the process of moving to a place a couple minutes from city hall to make himself more accessible. And he said his family issues have been resolved.

"The mayor is right in the fact that I have had a lot of issues," Good said.

Commissioner William Julian questioned why Good hadn't reached out to commissioners in recent days.

"Especially the past few weeks you knew your job was on the line ... yet you didn't reach out to us," Julian said.

Good suggested that he be allowed to stay on and be evaluated again in six months. But Cooper is pushing to move toward firing -- and she got enough votes to proceed.