Friday, August 31, 2012

Commissioner Lynda Bell's Hearing at South Dade Government Center Today. By Geniusofdespair

Bell/body guard/baliff
Lynda Bell arrived with crutches (foot injury) to Lawrence D. King's courtroom for a Domestic Violence dispute. Even though Bell said she never claimed physical violence was committed by Elaine Navarre she wanted a restraining order.

Elaine was the longtime companion of Bell's husband's boss, owner of the Action plumbing company. Bell currently has a temporary restraining order against Elaine. The hearing is about to start.

Well I left in the middle so I wouldn't get into traffic. One word of advice after almost 2 hours of watching this hearing:
NEVER GO TO COURT WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY. EVER!!!

Judge King was nice enough. But when Ms. Navarre, representing herself, tried to enter info into the record he wouldn't let her for reasons she didn't quite understand as she is not a lawyer. She had carried in a giant pile of documentation she never got to use. Navarre became exasperated by the constant turn downs by the judge and then he became short with her. It was escalating when I left. On two occasions two officers came forward towards Navarre, ready to pounce. Unnecessary.  Bell seemed pleased with Navarre's failure to present a coherent case.

Bell also had a body guard. Hmmm, are we paying for that? Bell claimed the phone messages left by Navarre were threatening. Navarre said she just wanted the Action Plumbing truck back. Bell said she didn't know about the truck until she got Navarre's calls. Well, duh. Navarre said she saw the truck parked in back of the flop house (what she called the hotel) that Lynda's husband purchased with that questionable mortgage given by John DuBois's business partner.

Bell previously made a complaint of Navarre violating an order of protection in 2009 (apparently this feud is ongoing). The only problem was the violation in question occurred in front of Navarre's home. What was Bell doing over there? There are 2 sides to every story. Navarre says Bell uses her position of power to harass her (when Mayor and now as Commissioner).


On another Lynda Bell note, her former staff member Lois Jones filed a lawsuit on 8/8/2012 against Miami Dade County. Apparently she is suing regarding her termination by Lynda Bell. Lynda is in hot water all over the place but this termination is going to cost the taxpayers.

Anyway, the judge did finally find for Bell according to Navarre, giving Bell a final order of protection. I am not surprised. I could see how it was going when I left.

35 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Is Eddie or Johanna here?

Anonymous said...

Why is Lynda on Crutches? it is not elections time!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes Johanna was with bell, she is her private driver

Anonymous said...

Genius:
Elaine has a lot of friends in Homestead. I think this will probably hurt Mrs. Bell hotel,restaurant and bar business. I know Mrs. Bell supported the "pink slime" fed to the citizens of county hall. Some people are afraid to eat at the hotel because her hamburgers may have been pumped with pink slime in the beef? Her business is really going great lets keep patronizing her hotel/eatery

Anonymous said...

Lois was very loyal to Lynda Bell. Lois is no one to mess around with. She is experienced in govermental affairs. Lois Jones deserved better treatment as a human being. Whatever, Lois Jones said about Lynda Bell is true. Its sad but wherever Lynda goes lawsuits follow. Homestead is still solving and paying for errors under her leadership. Now she is at the county so citizens of Miami Dade County you had better strap on your leather because we probably are just beginning.

Anonymous said...

Poor Lynda, the three of you who hate her will never stop blogging negatively.

Lois Jones was a mistake to hire because she is made of conflicts.

Did you ever hear her talking? she hates Hispanics, Jews, Muslims, Black Americans, and rednecks. but she loves the rest !!!

As for Elaine has a lot friends in Homestead!! hahahahah it must be the three of you. her partner left her and left everything behind in a hurry.

ask her neighbors. I know Elaine before I knew Lynda, and I know what she did to her neighbors, police officers, and city workers.

Please, we understand that you do not like Lynda, but please do not tell me that Elaine is a nice person....

Johanna was never anyone's driver and she will never be.

Anonymous said...

Lynda Had nothing to do with letting Jones go. she left on her own because she was pissed off at the chief of staff Eddie.

Eddie has no skills as a manager, ask Johanna she will tell what type of manager (not) he is.

Anonymous said...

I work for the county for over 25 years. I NEVER worked with a group of employees like the ones Ms. Bell hired. They talked about each other and about Ms. Bell all the time.
It is a joke at county hall, when we see coming, we run … because we are tired of listening to them talking about each other. I just wish that they work as much as they complain. If Ms. Bell knows what they say about her…. She WILL not be happy.
In all fairness, I’m talking about the ones at county hall, Eddie included.

Anonymous said...

Good morning I think that your blog is quite nice!

Anonymous said...

Eddie is a bully. Abusive and no brains. He will hurt Lynda soon enough.

Anonymous said...

Word at the county is that Eddie B. has not been seen for a few weeks. He has been in Tampa sucking up to Romney to be his new driver.

Anonymous said...

Go to
http://homesteadishome.org/

And see the mess in Homestead with lawsuits.

Look at the one in the Month of August; Ms. Faddis work for Lynda Bell.

You can only imagine how much of county time and resources she spends to screw around with another municipality with Bell's district.

Anonymous said...

Elaine could not afford a lawyer.

Anonymous said...

Lynda Bell could be the star of her own reslity tv show. 'Putting Trailer Folks, First'. Thanks for the update, god.

Anonymous said...

"Lynda Bell could be the star of her own reslity tv show. 'Putting Trailer Folks, First'."

I love this line! We could add rock mining companies too and ANYONE who wants to build outside the UDB!

As to the other comments, I would agree she probably has the most incompetent, less in the brain department of all the County commission.

Anonymous said...

the guy with the tats with bell is not a body guard he is a seargent at arms from the county paid for by taxpayers for the commissioners. I think his name is paul.

Geniusofdespair said...

She used the term body guard -- I thought it odd. Why is he bringing her to a private proceeding not to do with county business?

Anonymous said...

Mayor Gimenez:

Can you tell us the exact duties of the Sergent at Arms? Why are they driving around Commissioners?

Anonymous said...

Ask Pepe Diaz or Joe Martinez, too. "Putting Trailer Folks, First".

Anonymous said...

jordan, bell, sosa, martinez, diaz, always use them for everything-- (so did seijas)

edmonson, heyman use them very rarely and only for county business

moss, souto, bovo, barreiro do not use them and drive themselves

monestime?
suarez?

gimenez did not use as them when he was commissioner he drove himself

the most abusive are sosa, diaz, martinez, jordan use them as a taxi service and definitely not only for county business

Anonymous said...

I think Ms. Bell should reimburse the County for the time this Seargent at Arms used for this private hearing (to & from & during).

This should come out of her Dist. 8 taxpayer funded office budget campaign account! (not really a campaign account, but that's what I call it perhaps getting re elected fund would be better)

Anonymous said...

County Commissioner threatened by a known violence pre-disposed person may be a gray area for the nit-wit brigade to comment on.
Think before you foolishly comment. What was the case about again?

Anonymous said...

So Navarre admits she violated the prior order of restraint when she made the following statement?


Navarre said she saw the truck parked in back of the flop house (what she called the hotel)

Sounds like stalking the Bell family.

Anonymous said...

To the Bell supporters who keep posting - I'm a very angry taxpayer picking up the tab for expenses related to a non County Commission incident. Remember, this started at the Husband's company, not the BCC.

How many ordinary citizens file restraining orders, with no protection except from the police department?

How dare she use taxpayer funds for a private issue! You, the Bell supporters, may want to take up a collection and pay the Sergeant at Arms because I certainly don't want my tax dollars being used this way.

It's bad enough we, the citizens of Homestead are still paying for her shenanigans when she was Mayor down here!

I have two words for the Bell supporters, they begin with F & Y!

Anonymous said...

I am not a legal eagle but can an ethics complaint be filed against Bell for using the sargent-at-arms for this private matter and really seems to be related more to the husband than her. Clearly, not BCC business. Clearly need to drive themselves since we pay for their gas and car. Who do they think they are. This is not a dangerous job. Another part of corruptness and misuse and abuse of taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

To Missy Lynda and her rabid supporters: what sayeth you about the women who attend mandatory protection hearings alone daily at courthouses across the County without the benefit of a police escort?

Anonymous said...

Lois Jones knows a lot and she's gonna talk. She's out to get Bell for what she did to her. Bell oughta be concerned.

Anonymous said...

One can only laugh at the comments from people who basically have no clue what Lois did.
I predict dismissal.

Anonymous said...

Bully Eddie B. should be looking for a good attorney. The abusives he has committed against Lois Jones and other Bell staffers is well known through out the county.

Anonymous said...

Lois was a confident of Lynda Bell. I am sure Lois can share information about Lynda that will be and could be interesting for all of Miami Dade County to hear about.
The problem with this is Lois is not the elected official. Lynda is and from the way I look at things Lynda is not very popular in her District. Even if Lois does not win. We will only remember the bad spirited things Lynda will say and do to. Senior Citizen Lois Jones.

Anonymous said...

To anon who wrote "I have two words for the Bell supporters, they begin with F & Y!"

First of all, I'm surprised you comment was posted in violation of the blog rules!!

But, to reply to you, I have three words "F. Y. 2"

I hope you feel better now.

Geniusofdespair said...

In violation of what blog rule? We have no offensive language rule.

Anonymous said...

LOL, the Bell supporters cannot read the Blog rules! And, they're in County Hall, or in the feeding trough pipeline of Lynda Bell!

Sometimes these comments just make me laugh. The "hope you feel better now" one just made my day of people who shouldn't comment on blogs because they don't sound very bright!

Anonymous said...

Speaking of abuse of power, has there been any "Lynda Bell Commissioner" pick-em-up truck sightings lately?

Poster (Bell?) above: F.Y. 3!