Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Lynda Bell's New office in Palmetto Bay Is Costing Us A Bundle! By Geniusofdespair
The rent for the office between the Starbucks and Offerdahl's is $37,324.70 annually or $15.02 a square foot, steadily increasing. In year 4 of her lease her rent would go up to $47,637.45 which is $3,969.79 per month. The rate per square foot in the 4th year will be at $19.17. The rent for 4 years is $169,450. So with the rent, the renovation and furnishings we the taxpayers are paying about $63,137 a year to keep Lynda close to the coffee shops or a whopping $252,550 over four years!
Katy Sorenson used the South Dade Government Office as her district office and she paid no rent for that. Yep it was FREE! Lynda started at the no rent, same FREE space and then moved to her new expensive digs on our dime.
Commissioner Moss in comparison, pays no rent on the Government Center office which he calls his North office. His South Office In Florida City is $23,629.80 or $14.77 a square foot. So Lynda Bell's office cost about $39,508 a year more than Commissioner Moss who has 3 offices. Aren't we ALL tightening our belts? Everyone except Lynda Bell is on an austerity budget. Already Lynda Bell is slated to spend a quarter of a million more dollars than Katy spent in her last 4 years, and that is just for an office.