|Eye on Miami's Version of SkyRise Miami a.k.a. the Nail Clipper. By the way that green space in the foreground is Parcel B where they want to put the unfunded museum.|
Today the Miami Herald reported that Mayor Tomas Regalado, City of Miami Mayor, is not supporting County Funding of this project. The City of Miami had a referendum and the campaign pledge said to voters no public dollars, it would be privately funded.
County funds are also paid by City residents. City of Miami citizens pay both. So the referendum language would be a lie and it got 68% approval from the brain-dead voters.
Regalado said: "we can't continue to do things differently from what we promise the people"..."this isn't about $9 million. It's a moral issue."Mayor Gimenez, I think this pot of money is being misused. The way Burgess and Nero designed it, it should be used for projects that were to generate large number of well paying jobs AND incremental taxes the Skyrise project is .. Not really going back to the "original intent."
...“I don’t have control over the county but I do feel the county should consider what the people of Miami voted for and were told,” Regalado said.
Frank Nero, former head of the Beacon Council, said about the two projects proposed by Gimenez: "These are bread and "circus" type projects: Low paying tourist type jobs not the high paying above median wage jobs /with high incremental taxes which WERE the original targets.
But he did say they were better than the little projects that the county commission committee voted on Thursday.