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Is Mayor Gimenez currently hatching a plan to swear in 100 new officers around the time of his last State of the County address before his election?
In order to do this, Mayor Gimenez would have to cut down the training time from two of the three academy classes. One class is scheduled to graduate in January, the other in February and the third in March. The impact of this change means that one class gets one month worth of training cut and the other two months cut.
If Mayor Carlos Gimenez goes through with this plan he will then be able to tout that never before has there been such a push to hire as many officers.
However, wasn't it Gimenez who created the man power shortage crisis to begin with?
It would be a spectacle graduating all three classes at once. It would improve the Mayor’s image right on time for the election. It would be a really great photo op. Coincidentally the State of the County Address is scheduled the same day as the January Graduations. Will they combine the two? Low blow if they do. Is Mayor Carlos Gimenez really that afraid he will lose? He took all the steam out of the School Board deal to try to break support for Raquel Regalado who dominates the Cuban vote. I also heard rumors there will be a Democrat in this non-partisan race.