|Senator Rene Garcia|
Former School Board Member Evelyn Langlieb Greer is the Vice Chair and Senator Rene Garcia is the Chair. I previously reported on the Senator. Thankfully, Miami Beach is putting on Victor Diaz who was the chair of the last Charter Review Task Force. Jeff Bercow is gone -- Lobbyists aren't allowed. Let's hope Bruno Barreiro does better this time.
Regarding that lobbyist ban on members, does anyone really believe that, Barbara Jordan's pick, Terry Murphy isn't lobbying?
Xavier Suarez's pick - Rep. Carlos Trujillo - isn't his District West from Kendall to Doral? Isn't Xavier's district to the East? Why this guy? Trujillo introduced the
Water Hyacinths bill that would have repealed provisions relating to prohibitions on placement of water hyacinths in any streams or waters of the state. It died.
Does anyone know if Yolanda Aguilar, Rebeca Sosa's pick, is the Spanish language radio talk show host? She is the city Manager of West Miami according to a reader. I think I might have reported that, but who remembers what I report. I don't.
County Website person: If you call Evelyn Greer 'honorable', then you have to call Don Slesnick and Carlos Manrique honorable (all the former politicians). Or, better, get rid of that stupid word. How about 'Former Office Holder', 'washed up' or NOTHING to be more accurate. You also have Isis Garcia-Martinez as an honorable, that would mean there should be 5 more honorable titles if you want to be consistent for current office holders. And, in the name of consistency, you might dump the Esquire title you have on 2 of them as there are many more lawyers on this panel. Maybe your listing should include it all: Honorable, Former Coral Gables Mayor, Lost His Last Election Donald Slesnick, Esq. or Honorable Former School Board Member voted out, Evelyn Langlieb Greer, Esq. Vice Chair.
Here is another bill that Carlos Trujillo Sponsored (glad it too died):
CS/HB 137 - Offenses Against Unborn Children:
General Bill by Ahern and Trujillo
Offenses Against Unborn Children: Designates act "Florida Unborn Victims of Violence Act"; revises provisions relating to vehicular homicide; defines term "unborn child" for specified purposes; revises terminology to refer to "unborn child" rather than "viable fetus"; provides specified exemptions from prosecution; provides that certain offenses relating to killing of unborn child by injury to mother do not require specified knowledge or intent or death of mother; provides legislative intent; conforms terminology.
Effective Date: October 1, 2012
Last Event: Died in Judiciary Committee on Friday, March 09, 2012 11:59 PM