Lynda Bell Weekly Update: $25,000 Windfall. By Geniusofdespair
County Commissioner Lynda Bell's husband got a CRA Grant last night to fix the facade on his Homestead Hotel. He only put down 10% when he bought the $250,000 hotel. Mr. Bell's grant from the Homestead CRA was, coincidentally, for the same amount as his down payment: $25,000.
This is the same CRA that Lynda Bell, his wife, tried to take over last year. She went to Tallahassee and with Erik Fresen's help tried to stage a coup of the CRA from the city of Homestead to hand it over to the County -- ignoring the objections from the League of Cities. It didn't work. State Government didn't buy it.
I guess she is happy her coup was a failure now. Her husband made out like a bandit.