Commissioner Jean Monestime, I wasn't so happy when Joe Martinez disrespected you over the Head Start vote. It is only fair that I point out, that you and Commissioner Edmonson are being disrespected again.
FIU wants to fill 350 acres of wetlands for fairgrounds way, way out -- on the other side of the UDB line -- away from your districts so that your constituents won't be able to get there and more importantly, won't be able to get jobs there. Did anyone even consider looking for a site in either of your districts?
It sucks that they haven't even thought to bring your districts a good project. Why are your districts always left out? Barbara Jordan has the Stadium. Moss has the zoo complex, agriculture and Homestead Air Force Base, Suarez has the waterfront. Barreiro has the port and the baseball stadium. Bovo has Hialeah Park. Diaz has the lake belt. Sosa has the airport. Complexes bring jobs to the district. These fairgrounds would be a big boost to the economy in one of your districts, don't let them bamboozle you into putting it out in the middle of nowhere. Get your district a good project for once. Fight for these fairgrounds.
Why do the Western Commissioners rule the roost? Get some balls and demand your fair share. (also see Gimleteye's post on the Fairgrounds)
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