Thursday, January 15, 2015
Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava off to a good start. By Geniusofdespair
Here is some good legislation she is considering: According to Miami Today she wants LOCAL products to have preference in the County. One area that would benefit is the local fruit and vegetable growers. Local hospitals, etc. would use the local products instead of imported.
The Publix labeling of Redland products has been a disaster. It was a big campaign a few years ago. They don't promote local produce. Neither does Whole Foods. I would pay more for local. Levine Cava said: "Every time we use our money at home we are having a multiplier effect."
We should also be giving farmers money in exchange for giving up development rights. It would go a long way to keep farming viable.
Also those stupid economic game changers the dopey Commission voted on (Skyrise - 9 million and Miami Wilds - $13.5 million - to be built on sensitive land), Levine-Cava wants a deadline on them for July. Remember Flagstone in the city of Miami on Watson Island - it is going on its 13th year. She wants to avoid that sort of thing happening at the County.
Levine-Cava wants no money given out until negotiations are complete between the Mayor and the Developers on the thresholds the Developers are to meet. I believe this is in committee today at 2pm. I wouldn't give them a damn cent but that's just me.