Eye On Miami has often lamented Bell's rise in District 8, replacing the most progressive member of the county commission for more than a decade, Katy Sorenson.
The damage commissioner Bell has done to human rights parallels her impacts on environmental regulations. But environmentalists are poorly organized on matters of politics. SAVE Dade, on the other hand, has been a proven political organization. The group is adept at countering the radical right in Florida's politically influential and most populous county. The Christian Family Coalition is a throw-back to the good old, bad days.
If SAVE Dade and its supporters are sufficiently engaged and angered by Commissioner Bell, it could target an out-of-tune politician for removal at the polls. SAVE Dade's engagement against Bell would would be very good news indeed.