|Expenses Xavier Suarez - The Worst Democrat in History: Donation to Daphne Campbell. ICK|
|These are recent donations to Imagine Miami - Commissioner Xavier Suarez's PAC.|
The donation from Odebrecht for $7,500 is the only recent troubling one I see. Of course I always hate to see Miguel DeGrandy too. December 2nd there was a change order to a contract vote for Odebrecht for $65,000,000. There was no competitive bidding. Coincidentally, at the end of December, Suarez got a $7,500 check from them.
I do not know how he voted on this contract. Will have to look and see what transpired. I looked and found the video and the minutes of the final vote:
Xavier Suarez on December 2nd talking about Odebrecht
It was moved by Commissioner Heyman that the foregoing proposed resolution be adopted as amended to add the following three WHEREAS clauses to page 7: 1) WHEREAS, American Airlines revealed its plan for substantial growth in the Fall of 2014, 2) WHEREAS, in the event Miami International Airport cannot accommodate this growth, the Airport may lose the opportunity, and 3) WHEREAS, the managing contractor will take bids to subcontract the vast majority of the work. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Edmonson, and upon being put to a vote, passed by a vote of 10-1 (Commissioner Bovo voted “No”, Commissioners Moss and Souto were absent.) This resolution was assigned Resolution No. R-1041-14.
So Xavier Suarez did vote for it, however, his vote made little difference.
142399 RESOLUTION APPROVING CHANGE ORDER NUMBER 13, IN SUBSTANTIALLY THE FORM ATTACHED HERETO, TO THE FIRST AMENDED AND RESTATED CONTRACT WITH PARSONS ODEBRECHT JOINT VENTURE FOR WORK AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, IN THE AMOUNT OF $65,000,000.00; MODIFYING TERMS AND CONDITIONS; AUTHORIZING RENOVATIONS AND REPAIRS OF CONCOURSE E AND E-SATELLITE; WAIVING COMPETITIVE BIDDING PURSUANT TO SECTION 5.03(D) OF THE CHARTER, SECTION 2-8.1 OF THE COUNTY CODE, ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 3-39, AND SECTION 255.20, FLORIDA STATUTES, BY A TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD; FINDING SUCH WAIVER TO BE IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY; AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO EXTEND CONTRACT TIME; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO EXERCISE ALL PROVISIONS CONTAINED THEREIN(Aviation Department)
SOME ISSUES COMING UP, LOBBYISTS ARE REGISTERING IN DROVES:
(the ones in bold I worry about because of who is lobbying - you can look them up at sunbiz.org)
VILLAGE OF CORAL REEF LLC.
PANATTONI DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
PEREZ ART MUSEUM
NU TERRA MANAGEMENT, LLC.
UNITED WATER ENVIRONMENT SERVICES, INC. (LINCOLN DIAZ-BALART IS A LOBBYIST) - They do Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
LULAV SQUARE APARTMENT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
FS BUILDING 35, LLC.
FLORIDA DEVELOPMENT GROUP.INC.
TD GROUP HOLDINGS 1 LLC
SOUTH DIXIE AND 122 LLC
MIAMI WILDS LLC
I could not find the Village of Coral Reef LLC on Sunbiz. The person recording the Lobbyist Page should get the correct Sunbiz name. Apparently it is Villages AT Coral Reef and it is Scott Silver, 18001 Old Cutler Rd Palmetto Bay. There is a Coral Reef Village. The same? They should give more information. Why the flurry of lobbyists now? What is up here? I looked at South Dixie and 122 LLC and found this:
MMP VENTURES, LLC
19436 SW 78 COURT
MIAMI, FL 33157
LASI HOLDINGS LLC
9155 S DADELAND BLVD STE 1418
MIAMI, FL 33156
7400 SW 57 COURT STE 202
MIAMI, FL 33143
Miami Wilds, Palmetto Bay Dude:
A dry cleaner is going to build a theme park?