|Former Hialeah Mayor Raul Martinez|
Yes, Raul Martinez --- Long time Mayor of Hialeah --- ran against the current mayor, but for Mayor Carlos Hernandez to sponsor a resolution to strip Raul's name from City Hall, that sounds like something a totalitarian regime would do like....You know what country goes here. From the Miami Herald:
The Hialeah City Council Tuesday night approved a resolution to remove the names of former Mayor Raúl Martinez, his wife Angela and former state Sen. Roberto Casas from three municipal properties.
As the audience applauded, the council unanimously passed the three resolutions, sponsored by current Mayor Carlos Hernandez.
The properties include City Hall, a low-income apartment complex and a small park.
This isn't like the case with Lynda Bell naming a building after her mother -- who did nothing in the community except to spawn Lynda Bell. Raul Martinez has been in public service since 1971. So bad blood between Mayors can obliterate your name from Miami Dade County? Good to know. Let's get rid of the name Stephen P. Clark
from County Hall while we are in this mindset. You might not like Raul Martinez (he was cleared of any wrong-doing) but he was a force in Hialeah for over 30 years, you just don't 'forgettaboutit'. Last I spoke with him, he was looking into corruption in his city. Hialeah never ceases to amaze me. They do what they did in the old days, in that other place I will not name, and don't see it even though it is clear as a bell.