Rebeca championed wiping out absentee ballot fraud and took the lead, adding a penalty so that the illegal collection of absentee ballots could be prosecuted. There was a law on the books without a penalty. You need a penalty to prosecute. That was a major act that led to the arrest of many for fraud. Too bad we have such crappy prosecution.
She did vote to lift the Brown application 30 year deed restriction after only 5 years. But for the most part, she votes right on UDB applications.
This is a woman who cares about her constituents but I feel she cares about County issues as well. She was torn and upset yesterday, trying to help her constituents with the Ludlam Trail, not knowing the money pot would be hurting agriculture because she was improperly briefed. She was visibly upset being placed in that position: Damned if you do, damned if you don't. I really felt her pain on this. She did the right thing and withdrew her resolution after she listened to the farming community. Mayor, you had better find her some Ludlam Trail money, and not by robbing another account.
Rebeca Sosa took the lead on Climate Change and Sea Level rise for the County. This was a courageous stand for her, because she is the mentor of "Climate Change Denier" Marco Rubio. I really give her credit for being the one to address this for the County under those circumstances.
This video does not give you a fair portrait of her beautiful voice. I once heard her sing at a League of Cities meeting years ago and her voice is beautiful. You can get some idea from listening to her sing off the cuff in this video but it doesn't do her justice.
Anyway, you never get 100% of what you like from a County Commissioner but I think Rebeca is fair to us and she listens to the public. I just can't figure out that Lynda Bell blunder. Maybe one day she will explain it to me. She knows perfectly well how I feel about Marco Rubio, who is like a son to her, but she is always very nice to me. She doesn't hold grudges towards the people. That is a good thing for a politician.
As I age and watch this group of 13 govern, I know how difficult it is for them to please everyone and if I had to listen to snarky lobbyists I might vomit right there on the dais. The Commissioners take my jabs in stride, but I hope that my blogs make them think and become better public servants because I, and my readers, are EVERYMAN, Joe Public - representing the people who can't get to meetings and follow local politics. Some Commissioners are unreformable but not the 5 on the dais yesterday. I am glad we have term limits so we can get the unreformable like Barreiro, Jordan, Souto and Diaz out of there.