|Ralph Garcia Toledo the Mayor's right hand man during his campaign.|
These guys/lobbyists are just too close to Gimenez according to the June 6th Miami Herald, also on the Mayor's trip were:
Several Gimenez supporters are traveling as well: lawyer Marcelo Llorente of LSN Partners and his managing partner, Alex Heckler; and Ralph Garcia-Toledo of G-T Construction Group and his wife, Vicky Garcia-Toledo, a partner at the law firm Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod. Gimenez’s daughter-in-law Barbara Rodriguez-Gimenez, director of client relations at the law firm Genovese Joblove & Battista, is also a delegate. All are registered as lobbyists at County Hall.
Jorge Luis Lopez was also in Spain with the Mayor.
All three of these guys ARE JUST TOO CLOSE. Llorente, Ralph Garcia-Toledo's wife Vicky are lobbyists for CH2M Hill on this giant contract. Regarding what is going on read these two articles:
The Miami Herald on this contract. And:
The Miami Herald.
THIS WHOLE THING SHOULD BE LOOKED AT WITH A FINE TOOTH COMB. TOO MANY FRIENDS INVOLVED. Too much hanky panky. I thought Mayor Gimenez was different but he is just like Alex Penelas always with a bevy of lobbyists at his side. Also read Miami New Times, Francisco Alvarado on Toledo, very good article.