Friday, October 05, 2012
North Miami City Council, acting as CRA Board, approves $99,000 to Clean Brand New Sidewalks. Guest Blog by Scott Galvin
North Miami Councilman Scott Galvin's video link. You can also read other beefs Scott Galvin has against CRA Coordinator Lesley Prudent (holding down two jobs, working his second job while on the City clock; getting city of North Miami tax funds for advertisements on his radio show to educate voters on a bond issue while at the same time he is endorsing candidates and getting Miami-Dade County Public Schools funds in the amount of $6,000 for ad space on the show.)
CRA Coordinator Working Radio Job While on the Clock at City Hall
I can't begin to tell you how furious I am.
The Miami Herald uncovered this weekend that Lesly Prudent, the Coordinator of the North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is broadcasting a daily radio that, in part, endorses political candidates.
While on the clock at City Hall.
While getting paid by taxpayers an annual salary over $77,000.
While the City ALSO paid to air advertisements on his show.
Are you kidding me?! It is no excuse to brush this off by saying that the rules are different because he's a CRA employee, and technically not a City employee.
If Mr. Prudent wants to work a second job, he should do so on his own time. And our City Manager can not create a different set of standards for CRA and City employees. City rules say CRA employees enjoy the same benefits. Thus, they should be held to the same rules.
And our Charter clearly states a City employee can not campaign on the job, hold outside employment without reporting it, and can not be subcontracted with by the City.
Mr. Prudent's radio show, which airs at 1:30 pm each day on WLQY 1320 AM, would apparently violate all three of these rules. Mr. Prudent should end his outside work while on city time, and dedicate his full efforts to the CRA job for which he was hired.