|Dictatorial FDOT. You're not the boss of me!!!|
First we have to deal with the Fruit Fly quarantine of our crops. Now it is FDOT wanting to put a wide road through our rural farmland. Doesn't anyone want to help the small farmers?
On September 30th we heard FDOT give the BCC --Commissioners and Mayors of Cities-- their plan for Krome Avenue's widening in the farming area of the Redland. There wasn't a lot of people there to talk about it and the Chair of the Commission seemed as though he had made up his mind and when we spoke he acted like he had somewhere else to go. Chairman Monestine seemed all for the plan and let people talk who wanted it. However, he cut off Farmers and those against the plan. If you needed a little more time to talk, he just cut you off. BAM!! Now mind you, there wasn't too many people there to talk -- maybe 12. Chair Monestime certainly could have let the people say a little more since we travel so far to have our voices heard and we have so much to deal with out here with the quarantine. Have a heart Jean!
Chair Monestime was even a bit arrogant and disrespectful to his own commissioners like Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava. A term, he used, "you can find it in your packet". She can ask anything she wants, even if it is in her packet because we want to know - the public doesn't have a packet. I think that was a bit abrupt to her and us. Even Commissioner Rebeca Sosa seemed disturbed by his reactions on something she was explaining.
THE BIG QUESTION i WOULD LIKE AN ANSWER TO:
WHAT ARE THE CHECKS AND BALANCES OF FDOT??? HOW DID THEY COME TO BE??
Also the residents of the Keyes are upset with FDOT.