Friday, May 03, 2013

Will voters finally rise up, against bad stadium deals in South Florida? Yes we can ... by gimleteye

Broken promises. The American Airlines Arena, the Performing Arsht Center, the Marlins Stadium, the Genting Casino and Museum of Jorge Perez: will Miami-Dade voters finally reject a stadium campaign that only makes sense to insiders and its billionaire sport team owner? The answer is, yes.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did it make it through the Legislature? If it did, we will vote it down.

waingraham said...

the stadium people are banking on the fact that the voters who oppose the deal will not turn out at the polls. the only ones voting will be those who part of the deal or their employees. turnout 12,000? 50% to pass?

Anonymous said...

Word is that the House has killed the measure.....but nothing confirmed until Sine Die

Anonymous said...

Do Not Forget more BROKEN PROMISES Taxpayers monies used for these projects too: City of South Miami received MDC GOB funds for the YMCA of Greater Miami property for a Complex that was never rebuilt and now the City of South Miami is suing the YMCA of Greater Miami, also
"May 1, 2013 Updated: May 1, 2013, 2:01pm EDT
Homestead seeks to evict lawyer’s company from baseball stadium
The city of Homestead filed a lawsuit seeking to evict a sports company managed by attorney John H. Ruiz from its baseball stadium.....
The baseball stadium was built in 1991 to host spring training for the Cleveland Indians, but Hurricane Andrew damaged it the following year. By the time the city rebuilt it, the Indians moved elsewhere."
http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2013/05/01/homestead-seeks-to-evict-lawyers.html

Anonymous said...

Mr. Jorge Perez should sell off some of his crappy art to fund the renovations. It's bad enough his name is on our new Museum in downtown Miami for trading off some schlocky paintings. He is what is totally wrong with this city. He's also partners with Steve Ross. Stinky Pooh

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the Fla. Legislators will see thru all this Dolphin mania hype. This is nothing but a ploy by a filthy rich billionaire($4.4B net worth) to use other peoples money on a risky investment return. If it was such a good deal why isn't Mr. Stephen Ross eagerly funding his own personal project? He can certainly afford it.

Anonymous said...

Boy, those Steve Ross employees sure know how to lie on all those direct mail pieces. No wonder they wanted a vote. They were counting on winning the votes of ignorant uneducated rednecks.

Pinecrest resident said...

The Y certainly built a castle of castles at the Falls property. The Y is evil. They built that monster property smack in the midst of a neighborhood, so that the neighbors have to put up with strangers in their front yards around the clock. It was a problem years ago when the Y took over the property and it certainly has gotten out of control now. I guess that is bond money and total disregard for neighborhoods. No wonder The Falls wants to dump the county.