I have written about this subject for a very long time here is one example. The Miami Herald's Matt Haggman wrote today that discretionary funds are being used to gain votes. Duh. We could save $9.5 million doing away with these funds. You forgot one thing Matt. The recipients are NEVER audited. We don't know a hill of beans about some of them. I looked up Wounded Healers' 990 tax return for the calendar year 2006. There were no numbers on the return. None! It was filed but everything was “0” or “NA”. Not to worry, County Commission District 7 gave them $13,000 of our tax dollars in 2007 so I guess they are back in business.
Read this Haggman article in the Herald all you transit tax supporters.
And, don't miss the Ghost Town article in the Herald that Gimleteye linked to above. It is really good. However, I reported on my own Ghost Town in Florida City March 1st! That is BEFORE the AP story Gimleteye!! I have extensive photos in this post (see left for an example). I guess Eye on Miami knows where the stories are. There appeared to be two homeowners living in the abandoned looking Tower View Villa's. And Miami Dade helped with funding to get people into this loser development to boot! They waste our money and then can't come up with money in the budget for transit. I think it is a crock.