Sunday, April 06, 2014

Vice Mayor of Palmetto Bay John Dubois intends to Appeal The Judges Decision in his Mangrove Cutting Case. By Geniusofdespair

According to the Miami Herald,
DuBois has filed formal notice of his intent to appeal. He did not respond to requests for interviews left via e-mail, text message and voicemail, but has previously maintained his innocence – publicly and throughout court proceedings – alleging that the environmental agency’s actions are part of a calculated political campaign to discredit him. 
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“Typically people don’t fight us in a situation like this,” said Assistant County Attorney Tom Robertson, adding that DuBois had already filed a notice of appeal for the March 18 decision. “There’s no question that the violation exists. Most people say, ‘oh, let me correct it.’ Whether it was accidental or intentional, usually when you catch people, they fix things.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/04/04/4039460/judge-orders-vice-mayor-to-pay.html#storylink=cp

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/04/04/4039460/judge-orders-vice-mayor-to-pay.html#storylink=cpy

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

The goal of a lot of people in Miami is not to comply. Makes for a wonderful city. Lots of the worst of all cultures come to Miami to not play by the rules.

Anonymous said...

He is costing us a lot of money. Rich people don't think they have to follow the rules. How did he get elected?

Anonymous said...

He isn't finished with the mangroves or commercialization of the palmetto bay waterfront and highway.

Anonymous said...

A Rating of BBB
Typical Politicians they know better than anyone else because they have the money the prestigious schools and are attorneys with no ethics....

Anonymous said...

Well not only is he denying what we now know is the truth, he did cut the mangroves and fill the wetlands but he's still doing it. oh and don't forget he's suing his fellow Palmetto Bay residents for saying he cut them.
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Is this what property rights are all about? He can break the law, cut protected mangroves and continue to be a Vice Mayor?
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He got elected because he bought the election. That's what money can do for you.

Anonymous said...

“The purpose of having a penalty provision like that is frankly to coerce people to comply,” Robertson said
What the Fuck is that about. Coerse people??

Anonymous said...

That 5700 square feet is like adding a zero lot line piece of property there. With the 8+acres he owns , one would wonder why he needed more.

The very edge of the property along the shore used to belong to Biscayne national park.... When was that deeded over?

Anonymous said...

The idea of penalities with any government rules whether it is environmental protection, building and zoning or whatever is to encourage compliance with rules that promote the health and safety for the public; ie: electrical permits are required for a reason, mangroves help keep the shoreline intact and serve as a breeding area for the fish people catch in the bay.

Of course, the vice mayor knows that. He is not dense, just selfish and self serving.

Anonymous said...

To last anon; You are very kind when it comes to describing Dubois.
Most people would have been charged with a felony for what he did. He is getting off light but yet he persists.

Anonymous said...

Dubois is just another bully. Unfortunately he has permanently damaged our environment.

Anonymous said...

Hey. Drama queen above. He cut some fucking mangroves. It's not the Exxon Valdez oil spill idiot. It's folks like you that trivialize true environmental discussions. Petty. Bullshit for political gain. And BTW I think Dubois is dick. So no love lost. But grow up. There are true environmental destroyers out there.

Anonymous said...

I am also not a Dubois fan, but the "weaponization of government" is concerning. This goes on in the Keys too. It is an abortion of justice.

Anonymous said...

Yes he cut some mangroves. I won't repeat the expletive. The mangroves he cut were 33 feet tall and were old growth. Not only did he cut mangroves he filled the wetland area behind his house so that he has a landscaped grassy knoll with palm trees. He also damaged his neighbors property which the neighbor is being fined for. The Palm trees were planted along the edge of his property but in reality it was in the neighbors yard and planted by Dubois. Instead of 33 ft of protected coastline there is a short hedge now. go to the derm file and check it out. all public documents.