Sunny Isles Beach special election for charter changes had a 5% voter turnout. Out of 9,460 registered voters a whopping 479 cast votes.
North Miami had a pretty good voter turnout in their recent election, almost 26%. 7,334 ballots were cast. But, if you add up the votes for both candidates, they add up to 7,285. What happened to the votes of the other 49 people? Six people voted for both but 43 people went to the polls and cast a ballot for neither mayoral candidate?
Homestead Mayor Steven Bateman accused of breaking a lock -- Vandalism. According to Miami New Times: "On May 30, Isis Perez, a prosecutor with the public corruption unit of the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, determined there was no probable cause to arrest Bateman."
Miami City Commissioner Francis Suarez's campaign worker is accused of requesting 20 ballots on line. The campaign worker, Juan Pablo Baggini had his house raided by detectives, according to the Miami Herald. It sounded like the worker was stupid rather than crooked if he has post card requests in his possession. Young people think they can do everything on line. If he had mailed in the absentee ballot request forms I think there wouldn't have been a problem, but I am not sure. This isn't picking up ACTUAL absentee ballots. We are talking about requests for ballots to be mailed to your house. As always, I could be wrong.
Homestead Mayoral Election - I spoke to a friend today about Steven Bateman being under investigation and if Fernandez Rundle makes a move against Bateman, Rick Scott could take him out letting Mark Bell skid into office. My friend said, Homestead deserves what they get. That got me thinking, maybe that inbred town does deserve the worst Mayor possible. I am so glad I live far, far away from it. The only bad thing is they are trying to annex a lot of environmental land. Oh, well I have just about given up on Homestead, Sweetwater, Palmetto Bay and County Commission District 8 and District 12.
South Florida Water Management Board Meeting - I went, in traffic, to Key Biscayne. It was well attended (I had a post about it on Monday). No one bought me breakfast. Those Environmentalists are a fickle bunch. They beg you to come to stuff then they don't even feed you. (Miami Herald article on it - the meeting not my lack of eats.)