Saturday, January 11, 2014
County Commissioner Lynda Bell's Calendar Mailing Public Records Request. By Geniusofdespair
I reported on a magnetic Calendar mailing Lynda Bell made to her constituents. I did a public records request and here are the answers:
1. Did it go out to every resident in District 8?
2. If not who did it go out to? Super Voters? Registered Voters? Everyone?
Addresses provided by the Office of the Property Appraiser of District 8 Residents with a property tax exemption and residents who live in Unincorporated Miami-Dade County within District 8.
(G.O.D.: property tax exemption means they are probably voters because non-exemption means they live elsewhere or rent the unit. Why only residents with a property tax exemption if it is only a goodwill gesture??).
3. How much did the calendar cost each and total?
Each magnetic calendar was .47 cents. Total cost for the magnetic calendar was $9,400
4. How much was the postage for the mailing?
Total cost for postage was $4,895
More than $14,000 of our tax dollars to mail out 20,000 magnetic refrigerator calendars that don't work on stainless steel appliances. Could that have been a welcome donation to libraries? I think so.
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