Carlos Gimenez is a big supporter of privatization. He says we must go private if the private sector can do it better, faster, cheaper. He said this over and over: Better, Faster, Cheaper. Is it it in the Miami Herald article today on the debate? I didn't see it. Is this important to me? Yes, I disagree with privatization. I do think the Miami Herald missed some of the negatives on the mayor. Like his insane explanation to Jim DeFede about why Ralph Garcia Toledo (His BFF) was present at a county meeting. This is exactly what privatization will bring us: cronyism. Then we have privatization gone bizzaro, mayor Gimenez wanted to hand over Management of our public golf course to, of all people, Donald Trump. An angry county Commission wouldn't let him.
Regalado said, when asked what unpopular decision she would support, that she would support a raise of the minimum raise. That was not in the Miami Herald article. I like that position. You won't read a lot of the IMPORTANT points Raquel Regalado made in the Miami Herald. Why are they not finding all the jobs that Gimenez's family holds -- connected to the county -- important? Geez, one of his son is/was an Uber lobbyist and wasn't he also a Trump lobbyist? His wife and sister-in-law work for the school system. His daughter-in-law works works for Water and Sewer and his son works for a company with a lucrative county contract. Yes let us privatize!
Gimenez brags about bringing Uber to the County. The Uber drivers are short-changed as independent contractors. You can't regulate the taxi industry and just let the Uber industry regulate itself. Throw out all the regulation if you are going to operate like that. I have been yelled at by an Uber driver for having too much luggage (carry-on bags). Some drivers are pretty nutty.
WATCH The Debate between the Miami Dade County Mayoral Candidates, don't depend on the Miami Herald article. This first half was far more interesting than the second half. Apparently the Mayor's OTHER son works for a firm that has a juicy county contract and his wife now works for the county...I believe Water and Sewer. You won't find that in the Miami Herald!