Saturday, March 28, 2015

Eye on Miami Saturday Editorial Page. By Geniusofdespair

...Only too happy to fix the Miami Herald's bad decision, to do away with their Saturday Editorial Page.

Homestead has regained its title of most Dysfunctional Entity in Miami Dade County.  Congratulations Homestead. Palmetto Bay was vying for the title but Homestead has it hands down with its phony petition and because Homestead x-Mayor Lynda Bell has been appointed by Governor Scott to the Florida Communities Trust Board (under the Florida Department of Environmental Protection). They oversee land grabs grant funds.  Never can get rid of those bad pennies in Homestead. It must be a paid position, she needs money bad or else she will turn it into a money-maker.

Yep, that is just where Lynda Bell does not belong. This is a slap in the face by Governor Scott. Remember, she is vengeful so forget getting anything for Miami Dade County. The other members don't sound very good, one works for WCI development.

The Florida Communities Trust has a five-member governing board chaired by Jon Steverson, Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection. The other members include the four public members appointed by the Governor of which Bell is one.
Florida Communities Trust assists communities in protecting important natural resources, providing recreational opportunities and preserving Florida's traditional working waterfronts through the competitive criteria in the Parks and Open Space Florida Forever Grant Program and the Stan Mayfield Working Waterfronts Florida Forever Grant Program. These local land acquisition grant programs provide funding to local governments and eligible non-profit organizations to acquire land for parks, open space, greenways and projects supporting Florida's seafood harvesting and aquaculture industries. The source of funding for Florida Communities Trust comes from Florida Forever proceeds.
Parks and Open Space Florida Forever Grant Program
The Parks and Open Space Florida Forever grant program assists the Department of Environmental Protection in helping communities meet the challenges of growth, supporting viable community development and protecting natural resources and open space. The program receives 21 percent Florida Forever appropriation.
Stan Mayfield Working Waterfronts Florida Forever Grant Program

The creation of the Stan Mayfield Working Waterfronts Florida Forever grant program by the 2008 Florida Legislature acknowledges the importance of the traditional seafood harvesting and aquaculture industries in Florida. The program receives 2.5 percent of the total Florida Forever appropriation.
Florida Communities Trust projects play a significant role in improving the quality of life of Florida's residents. The local and regional parks funded by the Trust's Parks and Open Space grant program also help to promote economic growth and revitalization in local communities through nature based tourism. To learn more about Florida's industries and how Florida Communities Trust fits into the state's economic fabric, please visit the Enterprise Florida website.
Florida Forever

The Florida Forever Act provides for land acquisition to protect environmentally significant lands, to protect ground and surface water, to provide high quality recreational opportunities in urban areas, and to help local governments implement their comprehensive plans. Florida Communities Trust is one of several state agencies that receive money from the Florida Forever Program.
 Proposed Annexation District for Commission District 11:


It includes large developments waiting in the pipeline: Parkland, Ferro and Green City Miami. Oh to have super density out there when traffic has never been worse. Sounds like a happy mix for District 11, Gridlock and more people to build shopping centers for. We would have to redistrict wouldn't we? Too many people in one District.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think Linda Bell, who has always been against any environmental protections, is a solid choice by Rick Scott to make sure Miami Dade gets nothing from the trust.

Anonymous said...

Which are worse, appointments or elections with 10-15% turnouts?

Anonymous said...

It is easier to get land developed in a city than in the county.

Anonymous said...

We can now forget about any public funds for land purchases in Miami Dade County under the 75% voter approved funds!

As to the Kendall MAC, County policy has never allowed new incorporations outside the UDB (Redland), so if this is successful, what will be the new excuse to stop Redland? And, yes, Juan Zapata has long been associated with the US Century Gang back in the Krome Gold days (SW 136th) and DR Horton owns 100's of acres in that area now, most in District 11. Good play for endless campaign funds for Zapata, bad for the community as a whole since there are no jobs there other than picking fruit, which means anyone moving there will have to pay dearly to live there in travel time, excessive tolls, flood insurance, etc.....

Anonymous said...

Comm Zapata is "hot" on INCORPOR-
ATION of this one; why not----
Rock Miners, Developers--Horton, Lenar, LBA---great campaign con-
tributors need this one as a city.
To hell with the constituents, with grid-lock, quality of living,
loss of valuable farm land for future generations.
Build, Build, Orange Roof tops galore.
This is "Saturday's Editorial Page" with no cartoon.

outofsight said...

I don't need a drawing to let me know that our communities and way of life is being jammed to the point of total gridlock --- all 2000 square miles of Miami Dade county.

We are being destroyed. The people in the Keys are going to be stuck and will absolutely need a ferry to the west coast of Florida to be able to get off the islands.

Anonymous said...

All that money we voted on to buy land she will miss appropriate it. Scott fucked us all. He is mad at Dade county because he did not beat Crist here. Who worse could he punish us with?

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Zapata and the biggest cheerleader for growth - Baptist Health South Florida!

Anonymous said...

Bruno Barrerio demanded commissioners vote to give $3 BILLION to Jeffrey Loria and David Samson. Loria promptly bought a bigger weekend estate, in Long Island, New York. Now Loria's weekend estate is worth $40 Mil. Jeffrey thanks Bruno every time Bruno needs campaign money et al.

Anonymous said...

These other local governments are amateurs compared to Homestead's. Bribes, filthy politicians and lies are where it's at in the cesspool of Florida.

youbetcha' said...

There are so many corporations here in south Florida whose directors don't see gifts to a politician's favorite charity, PAC or to family as bribes... It is simply the cost of doing business.

I am more than interested in the companies that I deal with not bribing elected officials for my stock benefit. It is dirty money that ruins the community we live in.

The pisser is that these guys whether their are FPL or Baptist executives, Bankers or developers do not live in the same world we do. They live out of area or are shielded by gated/guarded communities, private schools and upper class establishments. They do not have to live in the communities they create. Nor do they have to drive the roads around them.

Anonymous said...

Linda Bell had problems when she was on the BCC with the Department of Environmental Protection in Dade County? Now she has gone statewide. Gov. Scott I just hope she does not embarrass you.
Environmentalist lets strap on our leather.

Anonymous said...

Obsession with Lynda continues….folks give it a rest.

youbetcha' said...

Well, Lynda's obsession with public fiefdoms continues.... She needs to retire and raise her grandkids and dogs.