Monday, April 18, 2011
What is the Story With Palmetto Bay Councilman Patrick Fiore And The Two Bills in The Legislature? By Geniusofdespair
Jose Felix Diaz in the House (introduced HB4041) and Rene Garcia in the Senate (introduced SB1362). Both bills remove the provision prohibiting federal, state and county or municipal office holders from serving as employees of Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Now why would two Miami politicians introduce these bills? There is only one person I know of that these two bills would have a bearing on: Patrick Fiore. Isn't he an employee of DCFS and isn't he an office holder on the Palmetto Bay Village Council? Talk about really bad policy. Some people must really owe some favors to get these two bill manufactured. Remember he was flipping properties and had deals with Lennar while he was voting on Lennar issues when he was on the Kendall Community Council. Who knows who else owes him a favor.
As far as I am concerned, you can't do this after the fact so all this maneuvering really stinks on the part of Rep. Jose Felix Diaz and Senator Rene Garcia. They should know better than to do something that smells so bad. Senator Garcia, exactly how many people are you changing this provision for? I think if this rule change is for Fiore's benefit he should be a man instead and either quit his job or resign as councilperson. You can't have it both ways fella, you knew the rules of your job. You already violated the rule -- no going back. Didn't you also violate it when you were on the Community Council in Kendall or is it true you had a letter from your superiors allowing you to run for office? Did you file the letter with your paperwork to qualify? Heard you were MIA on the meetings up in Tallahassee set up by your Village lobbyist. What were you doing, pushing the 2 bills?