Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Daniella Levine Cava's Plan to Fight Corruption. By Geniusofdespair

GOOD PLAN DANIELLA! - Geniusofdespair

Miami-Dade residents are ready to see aggressive steps taken to eliminate corruption, and the perception of corruption, from County Hall.

Today I'm proud to share my three-point plan to tackle the ongoing perception and problem of corruption. Through this plan, I will work to restore the trust and confidence of residents in their county government.

Prohibit donations from companies that do business with the County - Modeled after major cities including Miami Beach, Palmetto Bay and Aventura, Miami-Dade needs to end the practice of commissioners accepting donations from companies doing business with the county.

Require County Commissioners and Commission candidates to file Statements of Solicitations for 527s, Political Committees and Electioneering Communication Organizations (ECOs) - Modeled after the State of Florida’s solicitation requirements, Miami-Dade needs to adopt similar efforts to ensure that County Commissioners and candidates disclose with the Supervisor of Elections when they are fundraising for 527s, PCs and ECOs.

Mandatory recusal from votes that have the potential to benefit family members - It should be required that commissioners recuse themselves from any votes in which their business or that of direct family members stand to potentially gain financially. The recusal must be filed at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled vote with the Commission on Ethics.

It's time to increase public trust and remove the dark cloud of corruption that lingers above County Hall. I hope you will support me in this effort.

Sincerely,
Daniella Levine Cava

17 comments:

Geniusofdespair said...

You have to define family members and make it broader than it is now. Sisters and brothers don't count at this time...

Anonymous said...

Boy, this would go a long way towards restoring some belief that the Commissioners are not bought and paid for. It should be noted that Rebeca Sosa is the only Commissioner who does not use the ECO avenue for big corporate payola. She runs a straight-forward fundraising effort that reports all her donors to her her campaign. Being decent and honest, and maybe a bit old-fashioned, earned her another term in office without opposition. Hats off to Rebeca, and we all look forward to having Daniella on the Commission!

Anonymous said...

AMEN!!!

Anonymous said...

Great platform. Now add that if you hire a lobbyist (Jose Castillo) to run your campaign, you can not vote on any item that person is lobbying for.

Anonymous said...

great ideas, however legislation to accomplish them would require majority vote by the commission, the same corrupt officials needing reform. Good luck with that.

Anonymous said...

Anon above: Rebecca Sosa is the new Miriam Alonso in case you didn't know. Appearances are deceiving.

Anonymous said...

Now try or even attempt to think of the same for City of Miami!!!!

Anonymous said...

Similar to the other Democrat running in the appraisers race who takes no money from lobbyists.

Manuel Rodriguez Goldstein Rolle Sanjay Tokoshama said...

I will be running for county commission in 2016 on a pro corruption, higher taxes and more stadiums. i AM A CINCH TO WIN IN THIS TOWN!

Prem Lee Barbosa said...

The problem with the first suggestion of prohibiting donations from businesses that work for the city is that this money can easily be routed through another company, ala creative accounting.
At least under the current system journalists and concerned citizens and make the connections, under the proposal, these legal bribes will come from seemingly random, unaffiliated parties.
Can someone please address this concern?

Anonymous said...

The best way to end corruption, nepotism and pay to play schemes is just to remove the corrupt politicians who practice these dark arts.
In 2014 start with removing Bell then work your way around the dais. By 2016 we will be at the other end of the dais and the mayor can be sent packing with his million dollar a year brain trust to go to work for the Heat, the Dolphins or Beckham full-time.

Anonymous said...

Good work Daniella.

Miami-Dade County needs to clean up it messes or we will never amount to anything but a dismal Third World city

Put a dent in corruption and you will see the change.

To continue on the road we are going is total madness and nothing good will ever come of it.

Yours is a piece of legislation I believe you will get through. Vote against it and you will be branded as corrupt.

Let us know how we cane help to get it passed. Writing letters, phone calls, attending commission meetings when it is being debated...whatever you need. We will support you.



Anonymous said...

The system that is currently in place is intended to crush any attempt that would hamper the efforts of major companies from receiving big fat contracts. Corrupt politicians such as the mayor and commissioners are just messenger boys for big corporations. The end all here is greed and the careless disregard for our country and democratic principles.

Damon said...

Prohibit donations from companies that do business with the County? That's great, but why stop there? Donations from LOBBYISTS should be prohibited.

Challenge Daniella to support reform in the area where the real problem exists.

Perhaps Daniella is cool with lobbyist contributions because they are funding her campaign.

Anonymous said...

Not so, they are all funding Lynda Bell.

Anonymous said...

The campaigns for both candidates are being funded by lobbyists. It is odd that Levine Cava omits lobbyist donations from her reforms.

Geniusofdespair said...

What are you crazy? Daniella can't omit lobbyists. I know a lot of the people on Daniella's list. They care about the county and good government not lining their pockets. They both have PACS/ECO's and their is special interest there. They are uSed for stupid TV commercials.