The Miami Herald has Lost Its Saturday Editorial Mojo
Did anyone ever imagine that these lanes would be robbing the people blind? I just couldn't believe my eyes when I saw $10.50. They treat the citizens well don't you think? Traffic is so bad that people are willing to pay about $50 a week to get home from work? What do they pay to get to work? Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would come to this.
In Raquel Regalado's campaign for Mayor, contributions have dropped off. She raised $4,455 in September for a total take of $208,565. Meanwhile, Carlos Gimenez's Pac has amassed $103,055 in September in his PAC (called Stupid People for Gimenez) for a total of $1,599,632. Lobbyist Al Maloof gave $2,000. Manny Medina gave $10,000. Those horrible lobbyists in Tallahassee (Ballard Partners gave $5,000).
The Miami Beach and City of Miami elections are quickly approaching. I would not vote for Philip Levine based on that PAC he and Wolfson concocted to pervert the campaign laws of the city.
COUNTY's FAULTY CALCULATIONS ARE WASTING OUR MONEY
According to a report by NBC 6 this week:
"For the second time this year, Miami-Dade County was forced to adjust payments to a vendor after NBC 6 Investigators revealed county employees failed to properly calculate cost-of-living adjustments under public contracts.
While the companies are different, they are both headed by the same man: Ray Gonzalez, the head of several transportation companies that, with their associates, donate more money to county commissioners' campaigns and political committees than almost any other entity in the county."
PALMETTO BAY VICE MAYOR....hmmm
Mayor Eugene Flinn said:
"I was served this notice at Village Hall by Vice Mayor John Dubois' personal attorney just prior to the start of the State of the Village Address. I certainly will maintain anything in my possession, but I am at a loss to understand what information I could possibly offer John DuBois or his attorney. Can anyone assist me with understanding why the Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor wants to involve me in his personal litigation against Miami-Dade County? This appears to be his ongoing fight, not mine."
See letter about Jack Osterholt and Lee Hefty on Mayor Flinn's blog
DIVERSE GROUPS GATHERED AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER OCTOBER 14TH TO SUPPORT CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION BY OFFICIALS
About 800 to 1,000 people gathered at Government Center with one goal, bring to the forefront Climate Change. It was a multi-city march. Here is my photo Gallery of the event:
|Lowland Mayor Talks to Highland Mayor. Surfside Mayor Daniel Dietch speaks to South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard.|
|Candidate for Florida Senate Andrew Korge takes Climate Change very seriously and believes the Legislature in Tallahassee should too.|
|The people in this taxi were handicapped but they still marched in the parade. No one left behind.|
|Don't know them, but they were there.|
|Former County Commissioner Katy Sorenson, Mayor of Pinecrest Cindy Lerner, Jim Murley - the Mayor's pick for Chief of Resiliency (stupid title) and Daniella Levine Cava, County Commissioner for District 8.|
|Fanm Haitian Women of Miami Stands up for Climate Change|
|County Commission Chair Jean Monestime posed with Suzanne Ferreira a concerned citizen from Southwest Miami.|
|I walked a bit with the parade.|
|State Rep. Jose Javier Rodriguez was tardy and so was Sonia his new bride.|
Watch out! There are two competing solar petitions going around. Make sure you sign the right one. That means you have to read it.