Juan Zapata (the commissioner of the district) made a motion to transmit and deny. He doesn't believe the covenant means anything that the developer offered to put on. Only Barbara Jordan believed the covenant and SHE was one of the Commissioners that lifted it on the Brown application. What a creepy thing to do...to act like it has meaning when Barbara Jordan knows she helped make it meaningless by lifting the covenant against residential on the last application that moved the line. At least Juan Zapata wasn't fooled by the covenants.
He made the same motion for Green City that failed. Zapata had Souto, Jordan, Bovo, Barreiro (will someone run against him), and of course Pepe Diaz. The developer begged that someone locate Monestime.
It is a 6 to 5 vote in favor to transmit and deny. Monestime not there. It needed 7. Absent Districts 4 and 2 districts. No: Districts 3, 6, 7, 8, 9.
Zapata made a motion to deny, that passed.
|A woman from Catalyst Miami with Miguel DeGrandy in the background.|
|Drew Martin from the Sierra Club Everglades Committee with that Dick Rep. Erik Fresen sitting behind Martin. (This "DICK" reference is not to be confused with Julie Dick). Erik is working for the developer|