Wednesday, April 29, 2009
End Transit Tax? Futile Exercise, But So Much Fun! By Geniusofdespair
According to Miami Herald’s Matt Haggman, A proposal aimed at giving voters a chance to end the controversial transit tax goes before Miami-Dade County Commissioners next week.
County Commissioner Carlos Gimenez is sponsoring the proposal. He is turning into the County Commission’s White-Haired Knight. It seems like he gallops in to battle boondoggles and infuse issues with a dose of sanity — much needed at County Hall.
Haggman reported, regarding the transit tax, that "...nearly three-fourths of the $900 million collected for new projects has been spent on bloated staff, outsized salaries and maintenance of existing operations."
I don’t think the County Commission WILL EVER agree to put their transit tax windfall on the ballot. A petition drive will be necessary to do that but I give Carlos credit for trying to make them all go on record. He might be joined by Joe Martinez who is whoring himself out in his reckless pursuit to be the next Mayor. Aside from Joe, I see this issue dying quickly. In fact, I am sure they will collude not to second the motion — that way no one will have to go on the record. No second, no discussion. Isn’t that how it works?