Answer: Open Space for public use on our taxpayer owned waterfront.
They also approved having parcel B as a public park.
No, they also agreed to send a message to the county telling them that they support the county making a park from Parcel "B."
Nail Clipper. Dopes. City Commissioners approved by a 5 to 0 vote combining the extension of the lease with General Growth Properties with a new lease (sub-lease) with the SkyRise scheme. Really? A voter referendum combining TWO shady deals?
What scheme won't city and county commissioners approve? One that doesn't fill their pockets.
where is this thing going...are they tearing down the arena to make room and giving the heat bayfront park?
There's an old expression in politics "incumbents reelection is assured unless he is caught bed with a dead woman or a live boy. Interesting expression, offensive on so many levels. But the point is...... Daniella has chosen a huge mountain to climb. An off year election, no big issues and a primary voting date means very low turnout. 100 voters could easily make the difference.And since Bell is the mayor's puppet giving him a one vote veto proof majority, the special interests are all in on this little district race. So Lynda has money which buys absentee ballots and paid workers Aug 26. Daniella needs our help. Donate or even better, volunteer and bring a friend. Meet people. Enjoy a day. The voter reception I've been getting in the district is great. The alternative is continue to watch quality of life in Dade County decline as the mayor strips all assets from libraries to police to parks claiming efficiency but the truth has come out. Our taxes are being drained to line the pockets of the usual suspects of lobbyist, fat cats and big business.
Spence-Jones clone Keon Hardemon extorted $20 Mil from seasoned developer Jeff Berkowitz. $20 Mil goes to Hardemon's family organization in Liberty City. Surprise Surprise, Hardemon voted to approve Berkowitz'z deal.
It isn't just Berkowitz, his partner is the wacko from Palmetto Bay isn't it?
You mean David Singer?
There is a long tradition in M-D of African Americans picking up crumbs that developers leave behind. No one is surprised when a fair share of those crumbs end up in charitable organizations or even charter schools benefiting the families of politically connected.
I'd like to respond to the same people who always chime in "Open space for public use" anytime anyone mentions building anything on the waterfront.You could go over to Alice Wainwright Park right now and hit golfballs and not be in danger of striking anyone. Same goes for Margaret Pace Park, Edgewater Park, and Bayfront Park. For 30 years, you wouldn't be caught dead at Bicentennial Park (well maybe dead is exactly how you'd be if you were there.Even the folks who scream for Watson Island to be an open park never went there when it was a big open space before the Children's Museum and Parrot Jungle/Island whatever. The only people there were selling stolen fuel from MIA or trying to catch their dinner.It is a false argument that we need these waterfront parks that people will frolic in and stroll around like some Monet painting.We have and have had vast open spaces on the water, and no one but homeless folks frequented them.I invite you to head on over today to the park by the Rickenbacker Toll both and have a picnic today, but whatout you don't get sodomized by the homeless guy who stands there masterbating all day looking at the female runners on the causeway.M
M, When you worked for the county, on the 29th floor, what did you DO to improve all the issues you so kindly point out now? As a county employee, I am not the only one with a responsibility to do my job. You were a policy maker. What good policy did you create to make the use of public parks more desirable, pleasurable or safer? Or are you content to remember the glory of being on the 29th floor and not remember what didn't happen when you could have made a difference? Stop whining and get off your ass and make a difference. Starting now isn't too late.
M.,You obviously never visit any parks in Miami. Margaret Pace Park is busy all day. Basketball, tennis, dog walkers, tanners, walkers, frisbee, children... It is 8 acres and very active. Residents look forward to Parcel B being opened to the public. Parcel B already has trees and grass.
M is wrong on Margaret Pace, but not on his overall point. If anything Margaret Pace is a perfect example of how we need things to activate the park. I was at Museum Park this past weekend and sadly there were few people.
The nail clipper is going in BAYFRONT Park's Bayside. It was packed Monday when I was there.
Margaret Pace Park is packed. It has outdoor activities like basketball, tennis, jogging, walking etc. All those activities could go on Parcel B. Basketball? Get it? Unfortunately a couple of dinosaurs want to cover Parcel B in concrete and use the taxpayers money. Yup. They want another concrete building ruining our waterfront.
Museum Park had residents and tourists last Sunday. There would have been more visitors except it was F 95 and sunny. Wait and see how busy the park will be when the weather is better. Or put in a basketball court or soccer field and watch the crowds. Sports and interesting views are the way to "activate" a park.
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