Sunday, June 26, 2016

Please Run in Palmetto Bay Erica Watts. By Geniusofdespair


A likely and welcome addition to the Palmetto Bay Village Council would be Erica Watts Sosa. She has a law degree and an undergraduate degree in Economics. Watts is the President of the Coral Reef Elementary School PTA.  She is also on the Palmetto Bay Education Advisory Committee. I met her, I like her -- a lot. We met touring a Palmetto Bay Park addition. We discussed the environment and we are both on the same page.

I implore you Erica: Run for Vice Mayor.

Ms. Erica Watts with Al Sunshine (retired from CBS TV in 2013)

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

She would be a breath of fresh air. Watch the social media. It is clear she has the support of the other 4 members of the Palmetto Bay council. They cannot stand that nasty little self-absorbed millionaire.

Geniusofdespair said...

I thought Karen Cunningham was his BF.

Anonymous said...

Check out Facebook. You won't find any photos of the evil vice mayor on her page. What you will find are many photos of the Councilwoman with Erica. Cunningham is no idiot. She plays the numbers. She knows her future is tied to a rising star like Eric Watts and not dragged below by the mangrove hacking, resident-suing, Dubious DuBois. Watch Cunningham as she only likes people so long as it benefits her. She will step over her best friend if it means getting more vote.

DuBois is done. He is delusional. Dubious DuBois has actually told people that he will one day be elected governor. He thinks he is Rick Scott, only not as nice or environmentally minded. <-- that was a joke.

Anonymous said...

I like Eric Watts. We all should get behind her. We need more people concerned with making our world a better place rather than what politics can do to feather their own nest.

Anonymous said...

Run Erica Run!

No, seriously Erica, RUN! Run fast and far. The Vice Mayor and his evil campaign consultant are watching you. They think DuBois owns the vice mayor seat.

Anonymous said...

I thought John DuBois resigned under an ethics investigation. He missed the last zoning hearing, and it was an important vote. Why would he miss a zoning meeting unless he was planning on resigning?

Anonymous said...

Where can I donate to her campaign?

Anonymous said...

Erica will not be bullied. You forget she is an attorney and can run rings around Dubois's staff attorney just out of law school.

Anonymous said...

We need ethical people in local goverement and people who are not there simply for a photo op or for self worth reasons. it's time residents realize that local government is crucial to the well being of the village and there lives erica is truly dedicated to the community and her role as.pta president capably shows she isnt concerned or compromised by her role but she does things for the good of the community, I hope she runs.it would be great for her role in restoring an ethical caring government

Anonymous said...

A change is needed at Vice Mayor. The current office holder does not work well with others. Erica is a doer. The current vice mayor has accomplished nothing but tear the community apart with his bad antics.

Anonymous said...

Please do it! The self interest in everything Dubois does is so blatant that it reaches Trumpian proportions. Very similar to Dubois friends such as the rotten Bells of Homestead. Have to agree with comments made about Cunningham, that one is a snake in the grass and she'll turn around and strike at you as she's slithering away. Those all mentioned have one friend in common Jose Luis Castillo, lobbyist for developers and campaign manager to many local politicians - to name a few, Cunningham, Cutler Bay's Sue Ellen Loyzelle, and good friend to outgoing (thank god!) Vice Mayor Ernie Sochin. Oh forgot to mention Dubois and Castillo are buds too. See how that works down here in South Dade. So run independent Erica run! Wonder who Castillo will be helping get elected in November? Watch to see if crazy Singer gets help from Castillo...watch for it.

Anonymous said...

Do not leave Cutler Bay's Mayor Peggy Bell off the friends(campaign manager/lobbyist buddy) with Jose Castillo list. Jose Castillo is currently Loyzelle's campaign manager even though he is registered as a lobbyist for two different developments in Cutler Bay. Can you find someone to run against her?

Anonymous said...

If this is true what people are saying on this blog that some politicians have campaign managers that are also lobbying for developers in our communities is this even legal?!!! How can this be? Is this not unethical and a clear conflict of interest? Is this really allowed? It must be or would not be happening. Is this really happening?! I just can't believe this is even possible. Please can any one confirm or offer proof that this is true or not. What are the two developments for which Sue Loyzelle has a conflict of interest? If true she should be disqualified for running or at least disqualified for voting on the matters. The community needs to know who exactly is doing this type of thing! There must be big money or favors changing hands behind the scene if this really does take place in Cutler Bay and Palmetto Bay. Please can anyone including this blog offer proof of these terrible conflicts of interest and illegalities?

Anonymous said...

There are those who hire campaign managers to get their message out. Then there are those that belong to a campaign Rasputin like Jose Castillo who dictate the official's every move. There are two like this in Palmetto Bay. Both lost their first race for office, then sold out to the devil in order to take office. They have no independent thought. Everything is done as dictated to them by Jose Castillo, whether it is how to vote, or even if they should show up to vote.

Vote out Palmetto Bay's DuBois and Cunningham as well as Cutler Bay's Sue Ellen Loyzelle, Peggy Bell. Do not elect anyone affiliated with subrosa lobbyist.

Anonymous said...

Papers don't cover it or anything thoroughly. Campaign finance reports are public record follow the money! Erica needs to run and she'd find a lot of support in PB. Gadflies are calling her a Flinn puppet already. Nonsensical emailer Gary Pastorella (Stanczyk shill) that has been sued by Dubois has been seen supporting Dubois at the last few meetings. Wonder what arrangement they worked out? All the CCOCI people are now backing Dubois! Good intentions gone bad!

Anonymous said...

Proof as requested.

Cutler Bay's website showing "Green Point Group" as registered lobbyists for a charter school and a development. http://cutlerbay-fl.gov/town-council/charter-officials/town-clerk/lobbyists

Loyzelle's recent campaign report showing "Green Point Group" doing her flyers. http://cutlerbay-fl.gov/home/showdocument?id=5676

Loyzelle used Jose Castillo (Green Point Group) during her first campaign, https://eyeonmiami.blogspot.com/2011/06/cutler-bay-election-by-geniusofespair.html

Peggy Bell used him in 2014. https://eyeonmiami.blogspot.com/2014/10/cutler-bay-peggy-bells-campaign-report.html

Anonymous said...

Gary Pastorella is mad and is striking out solely in revenge for the fire station going up next to his house. News flash to Gary Pastorella: The prior council voted to put it there. The prior council included your newest best friend, the vice mayor John DuBois. Take up your ire with him, unless you are scared of being sued again.

Anonymous said...

CCOCI people supporting John "the mangrove slayer" DuBois? No way. Gary Pastorella has no support. He is a big blow hard who is pissed that he has the fire station next to his house as opposed to shoving it down Dave Zisman's throat.

Score it Zisman 1 Pastorella 0

Have a great day Gary. At least the Fire Rescue will be there within seconds to treat the heart attack you will have when the first siren sounds off.

Anonymous said...

I have an old Palmetto Bay map. Does Erica have a stack of flyers? the Guy on the Bicycle

Anonymous said...

I'm wetting my pants from the recent comments. So much subterfuge of good things happening for our parks and natural lands as a result of a few angry, self centered, narcissistic, litigious sociopaths. Karma will catch up to you in the end. Watch it come to pass if not now soon enough.

Anonymous said...

Let's see, John Dubois, Fidel Barreto and Erica Watts in the race for Vice Mayor. It will be an interesting campaign season. If Erica wins, Karyn will have sensible company on the dais. Flinn is not good for PB, worse than Dubois, and can't be trusted.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous above, I agree, Flinn cannot be trusted because he supports developers not the residents. The new "park" is just a distraction from the real reason to support the developer, twisting the truth around to blame Dubois.

Anonymous said...

The big question is whether the Vice Mayor will show up to the next council meeting or will he get sick at the last moment? Poor Cunningham - will she support DuBois or abandon that sinking ship in favor of PTA Pres Erica? Cunningham is great at playing both sides. She says she stands with Stanley Jr in his criminal case yet stands with the victim's mother. Cunningham lacks any moral compass. Look at Palmetto Bay Park as your best example. Cunningham and DuBois work in secret in Tallahassee for more ball fields. They scatter like the dirty roaches they are when the lights are turned on to the secret deal cut with Rep Artilles.

Anonymous said...

Everyone needs to know that John DuBois is a developer who himself cut down native pines to build houses in Palmetto Bay. Look up the records for Mardel Development Corp. This is just on of the many interesting little projects that is being operated out of his home.

Anonymous said...

So, everyone seemed to want Erica Watts to run, but why is no one helping her now that she is running? I haven't seen any yard signs for her or mail flyers.
What about David Zisman?
These seem to be the only two candidates running against Dubois for Vice Mayor.

Cunningham is cunning. She cannot be trusted and will say whatever she thinks you want to hear. I exactly agree with prior comment that she plays both sides. She pretends to be one thing while getting financial and political support from DuBuois. Then she actually showed up to Levine-Cava fundraisers pretending she was a supporter. She is very good at being very fake and disingenuous. Its from the classic playbook of saying one thing and doing another. Like DuBoise cutting down mangroves, filling in his property, calling DERM evil, but then sending out campaign mailers posing as if he was an environmentalist by letting people know that he was a member of the Sierra Club.