In a separate discussion (putting the cart before the horse, they vote for the partial funding of the Nail Clipper on the 16th) about how the thing will be built Lee Hefty and Daniella Levine Cava had an exchange about building it from land or barge. She was concerned with the impact on the Bay. I think she trusts to be told the truth. I can tell when county staff is bending the truth to me. They have a tell. They get uncomfortable and squirm a bit. The trouble is I have to be in front of them. Who cares if they build it from land or water, it shouldn't be built Period. Lee Hefty is afraid of Osterholt and will say just about anything. He looks like he will pee in his pants when Osterholt is around. DERM has been co-opted. They are all telling you what the Mayor wants you to hear, not the truth, a version of the truth. Daniella stop trusting staff's convoluted explanations meant to confuse you, the whole bunch are afraid of the Mayor. Maybe Daniella Levine Cava is too ethical for office. Of course the building of it will impact the Bay. I don't care about assurances from Lee Hefty. They will just say oops. What can you do after the fact? One only has to remember the 1994 Dutra dredging fiasco (illegal) when 3.5 acres of sea grass was decimated while dredging of the turning basin for the port was being conducted.
And in this topsy-turvy County world, since when does Barbara Jordan care about coral? She asked how building from barges would impact coral. What is that woman up to?
BTW, Bruno is a dim bulb, don't anyone follow him on this issue.
I guess we will end up contributing public money for an eyesore in the park, the nail clipper no one will go to. Has anyone been to Bayside lately? A ghost of what it was. This won't fix it. Major surgery is needed in the junk store area. The other side is doing okay.
And all of you County Commission nitwits: Stop saying the $75 Million is not from THIS pot of money, it is from THAT pot of money, so it doesn't count. IT IS ALL THE SAME MONEY --- YOU GUYS AT THE COUNTY DIVIDED IT UP (SO IT LOOKS MORE PALATABLE) into bonds and incentives and other stupid crap with official sounding names. UNLESS IT IS A FEDERAL GRANT or someone donated it, it is all the same money: OURS. We didn't borrow that $75 Million bond money yet so we don't have to pay for it. So let's not borrow any of this money -- unless Apple wants to put their headquarters here. I would pay them to move.
All of you new condo owners across Biscayne Blvd., The Downtown Neighborhood Alliance, you have to come together and get a grip on the County Commission. You all are big taxpayers and this is your hood. Do something. Sue, like Bruce Matheson because the people were lied to in the City of Miami voter referendum and we don't like being lied to when we vote on something. Thank you Bruce Matheson for being our Park savior, the Dan Paul of the 21st century. Matheson is suing against the plans to put Libraries in Parks and FIU in the park. The people weren't informed they were lifting the Dan Paul amendment, they were given misleading language just like this nail clipper language. You Commissioners should all be outraged. Am I? You bet I am.
|Proposed Nail Clipper Building is Center. Other stupid ideas for the waterfront surround it.|