|Would you take a campaign donation from someone connected to this - Havana Palms? The developers got $350,000 in public funds to do it too! Mark Bell took 3 donations from the developer.|
Looks like he finally got Alger farms. Of course, more from developer Wayne Rosen and Steve Torices - Atlantic Civil (Rock Miner).
Most important: Bell got and ACCEPTED more from Duarte Viera. Anibal Duarte-Viera is accused of renovating and selling the now condemned 19 units in Little Havana. Sosa and Heyman were outraged at the developer and wanted to seek justice on behalf of the homeowners. According to sources Heyman was contacted to speak about Anibel Duarte Viera but the man was told by Heyman's Chief of Staff the County Attorney advised her not to talk about him (I would suppose because legal avenues are being considered). So even though the Commissioners aren't talking, the Bell's are flippantly taking money from the same guy the county is considering legal action against. Let's face it money to Mark Bell is money to Lynda Bell. From the Miami Herald:
Miami-Dade County commissioners expressed outrage Tuesday (June) about two real estate developers who received more than $350,000 in public funds after selling ostensibly renovated but rapidly crumbling condominiums to low-income families in Little Havana.
Commissioners said they would seek legal ways to hold the developers accountable for selling the units in the Havana Palms complex.
“We need to make sure that we hold people responsible,” said Commissioner Rebeca Sosa at Tuesday’s meeting. “There has to be protection for the residents and for the peoples’ money.”
The commission unanimously approved a resolution to convert into grants the zero-to-low-interest loans of seven families who had received county aid to buy the condos in 2006 and 2007.
The county has not figured out how to recover the money from developers Anibal Duarte-Viera and Gabriel De la Campa, who in 2006 converted the 60-year-old complex to condos. Through Montara Land Company V, LLC., the developers sold 19 of the 32 units from 2006 to 2011.
Would you take money from Anibal Duarte-Viera? Mark Bell did 10/11/2013 ($500) and more in August ($500). Rebeca Sosa: Do you know about this???