|St. Lucie Lock - Photo Posted By Marjorie Shropshire|
The South Florida Water Management District Back-pumped about 15 billions gallons of polluted sugar farm water into Lake Okeechobee that added 1 inch to the lake. Then they opened the flood gates to the East and West to protect the dykes around the lake. These purges pollute the St. Lucie Estuary and Caloosahatchee Rivers -- the water is now a reddish brown according to residents.
U.S. Century Bank, our most favorite bank, lost $5.8 Million last year. It has consistently had a 0 rating from Bauer Financial, a company that rates banks. Marco Rubio was a Board Member of the Latin Builders Association (Most of the Board Members of the U.S. Century Bank at its start, were LBA Members and Board Members) and got a favorable mortgage rate from the bank.
According to a Michael Putney Editorial in the Miami Herald, he thinks it is a plus that Gimenez has had no scandals in his administration and he thinks it should have been part of his State of the County address. First that is never a plus. you shouldn't have any as a matter of course. Second, he has had scandals. Depends on how big you want them to be. Apparently you want them very big for them to register Mr. Putney. And, Michael, really Alice Bravo? Do your research. Putney also takes Raquel Regalado to task for having no managerial experience. That is why you hire Staff. The current Mayor did that and just makes decisions based on staff recommendations. What do you think Jack Osterholt does over there? Exactly what Managerial experience does Marco Rubio have or Barack Obama? That is not a necessity. If you are smart, you hire the best staff, you don't just move the same warmed over staff around, like Lester Sola, Gimenez pal. Even though it is a strong mayor form of Government in the County and they are supposed to also be the County Manager, Gimenez went out and hired a slew of Vice Mayors to actually do the dirty work so I don't know that Putney's assertion rings true. The County employees have never been more unhappy with a Mayor, except the ones making the big bucks. The Department heads are scared. Lester Sola head of Water and Sewer with no engineering background? Mr. Putney, you think that is a good Managerial decision? And, if he was such a good Manager why did Manny Diaz boot him out of the City so fast?
I got chosen for a push poll for Gimenez the other night:
A push poll is an interactive marketing technique, most commonly employed during political campaigning, in which an individual or organization attempts to influence or alter the view of voters under the guise of conducting a poll.Gimenez took credit for county term limits -- Really? -- and blamed Regalado for the School Bond issue that the voters voted for. No fair. If you don't follow County Government like I do, by the end of the poll you would think Raquel Regalado was a piss poor excuse for a woman, not an intelligent, articulate woman who is a radio commentator and a School Board Member, raising two children, one autistic. Oh, Union people, there was a question about you on the poll. Not in a good way. Oh, Michael Putney, they cited Raquel Regalado for no managerial experience.