Friday, October 05, 2012

North Miami City Council, acting as CRA Board, approves $99,000 to Clean Brand New Sidewalks. Guest Blog by Scott Galvin

North Miami Councilman Scott Galvin's video link. You can also read other beefs Scott Galvin has against CRA Coordinator Lesley Prudent (holding down two jobs, working his second job while on the City clock; getting city of North Miami tax funds for advertisements on his radio show to educate voters on a bond issue while at the same time he is endorsing candidates and getting Miami-Dade County Public Schools funds in the amount of $6,000 for ad space on the show.)

CRA Coordinator Working Radio Job While on the Clock at City Hall

I can't begin to tell you how furious I am.

The Miami Herald uncovered this weekend that Lesly Prudent, the Coordinator of the North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is broadcasting a daily radio that, in part, endorses political candidates.

While on the clock at City Hall.

While getting paid by taxpayers an annual salary over $77,000.

While the City ALSO paid to air advertisements on his show.

Are you kidding me?! It is no excuse to brush this off by saying that the rules are different because he's a CRA employee, and technically not a City employee.

If Mr. Prudent wants to work a second job, he should do so on his own time. And our City Manager can not create a different set of standards for CRA and City employees. City rules say CRA employees enjoy the same benefits. Thus, they should be held to the same rules.

And our Charter clearly states a City employee can not campaign on the job, hold outside employment without reporting it, and can not be subcontracted with by the City.

Mr. Prudent's radio show, which airs at 1:30 pm each day on WLQY 1320 AM, would apparently violate all three of these rules. Mr. Prudent should end his outside work while on city time, and dedicate his full efforts to the CRA job for which he was hired.


miaexile said...

I live in a part of North Miami missing entire sections of sidewalks. I watch parents walk small children to school in the morning forced to walk their children in the road because of lack of complete sidewalks. I believe the city of North Miami has the absolute worst city manager of any city in South Florida. 99K to pressure walk brand new sidewalks when parts of the city don't have any sidewalks at all and SHOULD?? Shame on you Stephen Johnson! How much do you get paid to bend over for the Mayor? to piss away hardworking taxpayer money away? Stephen Johnson should be run out of town and straight to jail, along with the corrupt 3 musketeers, Pierre, Steril and Marcellus. FDLE, just how long does it take to build a case against these people?

Anonymous said...

I guess north miami residents do not care, I bet if the the city came to your door and asked for you portion of the money, the door would be slammed shut