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MAY 23 - MAY 27

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MAY 23, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY

This is how some people think that Chuck Rabin of the Miami Herald - often referred to as the guy in charge of the Mayor’s Press Office by some of our colleagues - reports on the City of Miami. To download a larger copy of this photo, click HERE.

ATTENTION
CITY EMPLOYEES
THE THRILL IS GONE
CRESPO-GRAM REPORT BANNED FROM CITY COMPUTERS

A while back I wrote - based an an unverified email - that the Report had been banned from the computers at City Hall.


There were folks who had great fun when I acknowledged that I had been snookered by that email.


Well, this time there is no mistake, and the email comes from Derrick Arias, the Assistant Director of the City’s IT Department.

Reports that this had occurred had been coming from numerous city employees over the last several weeks, and as revealed in the email, it’s not just the Crespo-Gram Report that has upset the scammers and schemers at City Hall.


Thanks to folks who ran tests on computers at the MRC, it appears that the entire list of websites that I feature at the bottom left of this page under VOICES OF MIAMI, have been banned too.


As a practical matter, the ban accomplishes very little since many city employees who follow these sites do so on their smart phones, and/or in my case, check the site out on Monday, Wednesday and Friday before or after work.


What this ban does do is acknowledge the fear that lurks in the hearts of these crooks at City Hall as these websites to one degree or another are able day after day, week after week, and month after month to continue publishing new allegations - often supported by emails, documents and photographs - that reveals the levels of wholesale corruption occurring within the Regalado administration.


No one story will bring this administration down, but the collective efforts of our group is beginning to act like drops of water on a stone. 


Even though not apparent, the cumulative effect of all of these drops of water will one day cause the rock to shatter.  We don’t know when, but there is evidence that that day might be sooner than some realize.


Until then, I salute my colleagues who share the honor of being on the list of banned websites. 


Investigation Miami

Take Back Miami

The Straw Buyer

Miami New Times

Coconut Grove Grapevine

TruthDies

Watchdog Report

Political Cortadito


This is one group I’m definitely proud to be part of!

The banning of websites is not the only change that has occurred in the way the City of Miami is now attempting to do business.


Several new policies intended to control, or shut off legitimate access to public records now being instituted are clearly against the law, and EVERY CITY EMPLOYEE should both be aware of what is happening so as to take steps to protect yourself, because if push comes to shove, these people will throw you under the bus.


  1. 1. VERBAL ORDERS


A paper trail created by emails has always been a concern to public officials engaged in corrupt behavior, and as I and several others continue to publish damming evidence of wrong doing by using emails, the Mayor’s office, the City Manager’s Office, members of the City Commission and even Department Directors have taken to issuing verbal orders and instructions when they want to evade leaving a paper trail.


Verbal orders in and of themselves are not against the law.  However, if you receive ANY verbal order that you suspect is either questionable and/or clearly intended to initiate an action that is ethically or legally wrong, I would urge you to take a couple minutes and write yourself an email detailing the Who, What, When, Where and Why of that order, and then send it to yourself. 


Given the kinds of corrupt activities occurring in the city, along with what can be expected as these crooks attempt to jigger the books to hide the true financial status of the city before the budget sessions in September, as well as the continued daily activities of trying to screw the taxpayers of Miami every which way but loose,  never underestimate the cupidity and duplicity to do something illegal, and in the process setup some regular city employees as the fall guys in some of the schemes if they go bad.


If you are given a verbal order to do something that seems questionable, ask for a written order.  If the person giving the order refuses, then you know that something nasty is probably afoot.


Cover yourself, and then notify me so I can look into it!


  1. 2. PRIVATE EMAIL ACCOUNTS


I’ve written in the past about how there has been a trend to use private email accounts as a way to conduct public business in secret.


It’s gone beyond a trend. There is now a wholesale attempt by elected officials AND top city administrators in the City of Miami to shield their crooked activities by creating multiple private email accounts as a way to circumvent Florida’s Public Records Law.


THIS IS ILLEGALl!


I’m asking for ALL city employees to join in helping me develop a list of ALL the people who are using private email accounts as a way to evade public scrutiny and breaking the law.


While we cannot depend on the support of Miami-Dade State’s Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, and her lead public corruption prosecutor Joe Centerino to do anything about this, seeing as they are as corrupt as the politicians they continue to give free-passes to, there is another way to go after these people.


To do so, I need both the email addresses, and at least one copy of an email that contains information about public business in the body of the email.  In fact, the more email   copies the better.


Also, included in this group should be all of the quasi-public/private groups such as the CRA, DDA, MPA, and any other group that handles public money.


Make copies of these emails and send them to me, either via email from your home computer, or via snail mail.


  1. 3. VICTORIA MENDEZ - THE GATEKEEPER


In an attempt to slow down, if not frustrate the access to public records, the City Manager’s office and the City Attorney has assigned Assistant City Attorney Victoria Mendez as the gatekeeper for all public records requests in the city.


Think of her as one of the characters in the Matrix, like maybe the Trainman’s Assistant.


It is NOT against the law to notify her when you get a public records request, but it is AGAINST THE LAW, when this practice is imposed as a way to slow down or thwart compliance with the statute. You cannot refuse to comply with a request on the basis of having to wait until she tells you what to do!


Here is the Public Records Law 119.07(c)(11)


  “The custodian of public records or his or her designee is   

  required to acknowledge requests to inspect or copy

  records promptly and to respond to such requests in good

  faith. Section 119.07(1)(c), F.S. The Public Records Act,

  however, does not contain a specific time limit (such as

  24 hours or 10 days) for compliance with public records

  requests. The Florida Supreme Court has stated that the

  only delay in producing records permitted under Ch. 119,

  F.S., "is the limited reasonable time allowed the custodian

  to retrieve the record and delete those portions of the

  record the custodian asserts are exempt." Tribune

  Company v. Cannella, 458 So. 2d 1075, 1078 (Fla. 1984),

  appeal dismissed sub nom., DePerte v. Tribune Company,

  105 S.Ct. 2315 (1985).”


Additionally, some people believe that a Public Records Request must be made in writing.  Not true.


   “Chapter 119, F.S., does not authorize an agency to        

   require  that requests for records be in writing. See Dade

   Aviation Consultants v. Knight Ridder, Inc., 800 So. 2d

   302, 305n.1 (Fla. 3d DCA 2001) ("There is no requirement

   in the Public Records Act that requests for records must

   be in writing").  As noted in AGO 80-57, a custodian must

   honor a request for copies of records which is sufficient

   to identify the  records desired, whether the request is in

   writing, over the telephone, or in person, provided that the

   required fees are paid.”

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MAY 23, 2011

Most importantly, the law does nor allow for an automatic delay in order for you to notify Ms. Mendez or anyone else designated as a gatekeeper, and await for their instructions on whether, and how you should comply with a request.


   “A municipal policy which provides for an automatic

    delay in the production of public records is impermissible.

    Tribune Company v. Cannella, 458 So 2nd 1075,        

    1078-1079 (Fla 1984), appeal dismissed sub nom.,

    Deperte v. Tribune Company, 105 S Ct. 2315 (1985). 

    See also Michel v Douglas, 464 So 2nd 545,546 at n.2

    (Fla 1985), wherein the Supreme Court noted that a

    county resolution imposing a 24-hour waiting period

    before allowing inspection of county personnel records

    which had been upheld in an earlier appellate decision

    [Roberts v. News-Press Publishing Company, Inc., 409

    So 2nd 1089 (Fla 2nd DCA) review denied, 418 So 2nd

    1280 (Fla 1982), was no longer applicable in light of

    subsequent judicial decisions.


    Thus an agency is not authorized to delay inspection of

    personnel records in order to allow the employee to be

    present during the inspection of his or her records.

    Tribune Company v. Cannella, 458 So 2nd at 1078.

    Compare s. 1012.31(3)(a)3., F.S., in which the legislature

    has expressly provided that no material derogatory to a

    public school employee may be inspected until 10 days

    after the employee has been notified as prescribed by

    statute.


    Similarly, the Attorney General’s Office has advised

    that a board of trustees of a police pension fund may

    not  delay release of its records until such time as the

    request is submitted to the board for a vote. AGO 96-55.

    And see Grapski v. City of Alachua, 31 So. 3rd 193 (Fla

    1st DCA 2010), appeal pending, No. SC 10-798 (Fla,

    April 20, 2010), (city may not delay public access to

    board meeting minutes until after the city commission

    has approved the minutes.)


Public records are the lifeblood of anyone attempting to uncover corruption by public officials.  It is understandable that public officials and their enablers would do everything possible to thwart access to the kinds of information that could put them in jail.


As a city employee, you have a responsibility to your employer to do a good job. You DO NOT have a responsibility or obligation to help them commit crimes or screw the taxpayers.


If you think that is happening,  let me know about it.


                               Al Crespo

                              689 NE 92nd Street

                              Miami, FL 33138


                              al@alcrespo.net

                              305.759.4788                           

JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS ON INVESTIGATION MIAMI

Only in the city of Miami would a commissioner go out of his way to say the city is saving money by refinancing  $68,500,000 of bonds which bear an interest rate of slightly over 1% with bonds that will bear an average rate of 5.5%.


But that is how Commissioner Suarez tried to "position" the prospect of the taxpayers of the city of Miami getting killed by the refinancing of the orgy of bond deals orchestrated under the financial stewardship of finance guru, CFO Larry (not a CPA) Spring since 2006.


The deal before the commission this Thursday is nothing more than refinancing $120,000,000 of existing debt and pushing out principal payments for 30 years.  


It is not going to save the city $1.  


In fact it is going to cost the taxpayers MILLIONS of dollars over the next 30 years in HUGE  interest payments, not only because of the huge increase in interest rate, but also because they are pushing out the payments over 30 years so we have to pay the interest for a longer period of time!


And how about this???  There is another "possible" element to the scheme.


Larry Spring told the commissioners on May 12 that he is going to "SAVE" the city another $25,000,000 over the next three years by borrowing today the money the city needs to pay principal and interest on other debt over the next three years so it doesn't have to come out of pocket in 2012, 2013 and 2014 for that principal and interest.  


But guess what happens in 2015, 2016 and all the way to 2042?  The chickens come home to roost and the city has added another $30,000,000(at least) of interest charges on the backs of the city taxpayers.  What Larry Spring is proposing is just like if you got a second mortgage on your house to pay the payments on your first mortgage for the next few years!   You might have a better "cash flow" today, but when you have to start paying the second mortgage payments you will still have those first mortgage payments.  And then you have to pay inflated interest payments on your second mortgage! 


What kind of "savings" is that?   It's bullshit!  It's a shell game!  It's robbing Peter in the future to pay Paul today!


In the end, this current orgy of debt is going to cost the city of Miami taxpayers millions and millions of dollars!


The bigger question is why the orgy of bond financing under Larry Spring's stewardship?


The simple answer, we think, is that it gave him a big playground to charge general fund overhead charges, like the costs of the Capital Improvements Department, to bond projects instead of coming clean on the dire financial condition of the city as a result of the 2007 union contracts pushed especially by Marc Sarnoff.    


Rather than come clean a few years ago and tell everyone the city is broke, he found another place to hide the problems - the capital improvements fund.  It was another kind of "transfer" that is so near and dear to Spring's heart.


Now that is something for the SEC and the IRS to look at!


But it also has to do with Larry Spring never seeing a commissioner's or mayor's ass he did not long to kiss.  


Pet project after pet project was added to the Capital Improvements Plan because Larry Spring, always the hero, told everyone that he is a genius and found a way to tap into the State of Florida Sunshine State Bond Program and the interest is only 1% so of course the city taxpayers can pay for the frickin' improvements to the park across the street from the commissioner's house!


Well, he wasn't such a genius after all.  The Sunshine State Bond Program is a variable rate program that is regularly refinanced.  Now the state can't find anyone to back up its ability to continually refund the program and all the debt has been called.  The city has until August 1 to pay back nearly $70,000,000 of Sunshine State Bonds.


And how does the city pay it back?  With VERY EXPENSIVE long-term bonds!  Thanks, Larry.  You did us a great favor.  The taxpayers get screwed with cutbacks in service so we can pay the huge debt service on the borrowings you so happily pushed and you get to keep your job because you kissed everyone's ass and gave them their projects.


Finally, if the muzzle had not been put on  Auditor General Victor Igwe, he might want to weigh in on whether the current refunding plan complies with the Financial Integrity Principles Ordinance of the city.  We'll get into that later this week.  But we wonder if this may have been one of the reasons he was shut down.


In the end, all that is happening with Larry Spring's current scheme is that he is helping the commissioners avoid the tough decisions today by pushing of pushing off principal payments for a few years.  In the end, the cost is huge.  And when the commissioners start spending this temporary windfall on even more pet projects or to ingratiate the special interests, the cost to the taxpayer in the long run will grow even more.


Robbing Peter to pay Paul - it sure works for Larry - it helps him keep his $250,000 a year job.  It sure works for the commissioners who won't be around when the shit hits the fan.  Meanwhile, the taxpayers are screwed again.

THE IDIOT OF THE CITY STRIKES AGAIN

Now that Angel Zayon doesn’t have a morning TV show anymore, he’s got more time to devote to sucking up to Papi Regalado, and last week he launched a new blog to fill some of that time.


We Support Regalado is a caricature of a real blog, and normally I wouldn’t waste time writing about it, but in one of those pot calling the kettle black moments, Zayon provided the additional evidence for those still doubting the claim that the city had “banned” a handful of websites and blogs critical of the Regalado administration.


So on a blog created and maintained on city time by city employees Zayon is congratulating the Mayor and City Manager Tony Crapp for banning blogs and websites critical of the Mayor and putting the interest of the “peeples” first.  How sweet is that?


The only “peeples” the Mayor puts first are the ones helping him screw the city and the taxpayers, and the  Idiot Of The City, Angel Zayon, proves that whenever he manages to show up for work.


Keep shilling for Papi, Angel baby, your just rewards are coming.

SHILLING FOR PAPI REGALADO 
ON THE “INTERNETS”
PHOTO OF THE DAY

By the time you see this photo, Julio Robaina of Hialeah might be the next Mayor of Miami-Dade County.  If so, then this photo will serve as a preamble to his reign.  This photo was taken in front of Miami City Hall, on Tuesday at approximately 1 PM. 


Because City Hall is a voting precinct, this vehicle, by law, needed to be at least 100 feet away from the building.


But what’s a little violation of the law when the owner of the vehicle was inside helping the Mayor celebrate his 64th birthday.


It’s just another day in America’s Banana Republic.

ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL: THE CITY ENGAGES IN THE ANTICS OF SUB-PRIME LOANS

Editor’s Note:  I have decided to republish this article that appeared in Investigation Miami on Monday.  It’s not sexy, but for folks who live in the city, they will be saddled with an increased debt load thanks to the antics of Larry Sprint, Tony Crapp, Mayor Regalado and the members of the City Commission, as the scramble to keep pushing back the financial problems of this city - for some until they are out of office.


What they are doing is no different that mortgage brokers did in tricking home owners into sub-prime loans. In this case, the tricksters are the City Commissioners who are leveraging these loans - and the 30 years of interest payments - onto the backs of taxpayers.


For the latest on this, after you read this, go and read IM’s Part II.  Click HERE.

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MAY 25, 2011

MAY 25, 2011

The Crespo-Gram Report has decided, against our better judgment, to support Joe Centerino as the new Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Ethics Commission.


Under normal circumstances, we would NEVER do this.  In fact, under normal circumstances we wouldn’t support Centerino for dog catcher.


But these are not normal times.


The Miami-Dade State’s Attorney’s Office is a mess, and one of the biggest roadblocks to even begin cleaning that mess up is Centerino, who refuses to take on any prosecution of criminal cases against politicians unless they reflect the political vendettas of his boss, Katherine “Queen Of Swag” Fernandez-Rundle, or because the politician is SO dumb that they deserve being put of of their misery because they are in danger of polluting the political gene pool.


So, as distasteful as it might seem, if Centerino is given his gold watch at the SAO and shuffled off to the Ethics Commission, there is a chance, albeit is teeny-weeny chance, that his replacement might actually be an improvement.


Why burden the Ethics Commission in this way some might ask?  Well, why not!?!


The Ethics Commission has pretty much certified their own lack of ethical behavior - that’s why Robert Meyers is leaving after all - and, they don’t have any real teeth, as evidenced by the nonchalant response of the political community when someone does get tagged.  In fact, in some circles getting tagged by the Ethics Commission is almost like earning a Boy Scout Merit Badge.


Consider the recent sanctions against Larry Spring, the City of Miami’s Chief Financial Officer who was cited for failing to file financial disclosure forms. It’s been a little over a month since he was tagged by the Ethics Commission, and it’s had about as much effect on his behavior, or the continued acceptance of his hocus-pocus financial slight of hand at the City of Miami as a traffic ticket for not putting on his seat belt.


No, if the Ethics Commission is going to continue as a parking lot for ethically challenged dirtbags like Kerry Rosenthal - who illegally served 11 years on a single, legal  2 year term as Chairman - then, sticking Centerino there is the right thing to do.  His history at the SAO indicates that he knows how to turn a blind eye to public corruption and politically inspired crimes, so he should fit right in with the current crowd at the Commission.


In fact, given the sorry state of the Ethics Commission, perhaps the best thing that could happen would be for the Commission to be tagged the Un-Ethical Commission, and make it the officially dumping ground for as many ethically challenged, yet politically connected dirtbags as possible.  At least then it might actually serve some real purpose.


The real challenge will be to try and trick “The Queen Of Swag” into choosing a new Political Corruption Unit honcho with the smarts and balls to do the job.


It’s too slimy a job for Seal Team Six, but there are more than a handful of City of Miami cops with the experience required. 


Here’s how I figure it needs to be done.


First, somebody has to come up with a couple “FREE” tickets to some fancy charity event and wave them in front of the “Queen.” She will definitely glom on to any “FREE” tickets, as evidenced by the previous Crespo-Gram Reports on her behavior which earned her the sobriquet, “Queen Of Swag.”


Then, once she shows up at the event, the team has to get her ass really drunk - not the normal drunk that the “Queen” is reported to get on her nights out, but blind-ass, stupid drunk.


Then, instead of taking her home after the event, they have to take her to her office, and - if necessary - take her hand and put her signature on whatever form or letter is required for her to signal her choice for Centerino’s replacement -making sure that the toughest, bulldog prosecutor available is chosen - and as soon as that is done, bring in a couple male strippers who are willing to go that extra mile for the sake of contributing a real public service to the community, and have them engages in some nice, depraved acts that can be photographed for posterity. 


Once that’s done, leave her there to come to in the morning wondering what happened. The experience of waking up in her office and not remembering how she got there might even convince her she needs to quit drinking.


When she discovers what’s happened though, she’ll obviously hit the roof, but that’s where the photographs come in. Trust me, show her copies of a couple good photographs and like every other politician in Miami-Dade County who’s been blackmailed into subsequence, she’ll shut up, fall in line and maybe, just maybe, Miami-Dade County will start seeing some desperately needed real public corruption cases start being prosecuted.


It’s not a pretty picture having to entrap the State’s Attorney with comprising photographs, but neither is the endemic, corroding political corruption that has seized Miami-Dade County during her reign.  Sometimes in the real world you have to do bad things for a good reason.


Besides, this is already SOP in Miami.  That’s why I recommended the City of Miami cops.


If there’s anybody in the state who knows the value of skanky photos, its those madcap, fun guys at the Miami Police Department. 


But first things, first.  It’s time for the Ethics Commission to do the right thing for this community and hire Joe Centerino.  He’s done too much damage where he’s at, and folks inside the law enforcement community - especially those trying to deal with public corruption - know that I’m telling the truth when I say that the next best thing that could happen to support public corruption prosecutions in Miami-Dade County after voting out Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, is to get Joe Centerino out of the State Attorney’s office.

A CRESPO-GRAM EDITORIAL
GIVE THE JOB TO JOE
“BILLBOARD” TO GET THE CRA KEYS
Pieter “Billboard” Bockweg chats with Reverend Commissioner Dunn, at a recent CRA Press Conference. 
HOW THE CRA PLANS TO HIDE ITS DIRTY DEALS

Next week, the combined Miami CRA’s will be holding a meeting.  On their agenda are these 2 items.

CRA RESOLUTION  11-00457


A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE OMNI REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ("CRA") AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO IMPLEMENT A REVOCABLE LICENSE AGREEMENT PROGRAM WITH AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF APRIL 1, 2011; DELEGATING THE AUTHORITY TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO DEVELOP, MANAGE, AND ISSUE REVOCABLE LICENSES FOR THE USE OF ANY REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY THE CRA, AND TO EXECUTE ALL DOCUMENTS NECESSARY FOR SAID PURPOSE, IN A FORM ACCEPTABLE TO GENERAL COUNSEL; DIRECTING THAT FINANCIAL REPORTS BE PREPARED AND PRESENTED TO THE CRA BOARD ON A QUARTERLY BASIS DOCUMENTING THE REVOCABLE LICENSES ISSUED DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD; DIRECTING THAT ANY PROPOSAL FOR THE TRANSFER OF REAL PROPERTY OR ANY INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTIES OWNED BY THE CRA BE REVIEWED IN ACCORDANCE TO THE STATUTORY DISPOSITION PROCESS IN 163.380, F.S. AND BE PRESENTED TO THE CRA BOARD FOR APPROVAL



CRA RESOLUTION  11-00458


A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE OMNI REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ("OMNI") AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO EXECUTE A LEASE AGREEMENT, IN A FORM ACCEPTABLE TO GENERAL COUNSEL, WITH KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS USA, INC. FOR THE LEASE OF A PHOTOCOPIER, INCLUDING MAINTENANCE AND SUPPLIES, FOR A PERIOD OF THREE (3) YEARS, AT A BASE COST OF $8,424 PER YEAR, AND NOT TO EXCEED $25,272 IN TOTAL FOR THE NEXT THREE (3) YEARS; INCLUDING AN ALLOWANCE IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $495.00 PER MONTH, AS REQUIRED, FOR EXCESS COPIES; FUNDS TO BE ALLOCATED FROM OMNI GENERAL OPERATING FUNDS, "RENTALS AND LEASES," ACCOUNT NO. 10030.920101.544000.0000.0000

So, on the one hand, the members of the Board will have to APPROVE and VOTE on the $702 a month contract for a copy machine, but on the other hand, they don’t feel the need for the same type of oversight when it comes to giving Pieter “Billboard” Bockweg, the unfettered authority to “develop, manage and issue revocable licenses when it comes to the use of any real property of the CRA...”


In short, the Board - City Commissioners - want to micro manage the the lease on the office copy machine, and let the Executive Director do what he damn well pleases with millions of dollars of CRA property.


How Sweet is that?  


Wait, some of you will say!  Shouldn’t it be the other way?  Let “Billboard” handle the copier lease, and the Board oversee what happens to the property?


Silly people. How quickly you forget you’re living in a Banana Republic.  The goal is never to be accountable if you don’t have to be. That’s what patsies like “Billboard” get paid those stupid salaries with perks for.


As long as “Billboard” is entrusted with handling all the leases - and revocable licenses is just a way to get past the illegality involved in the CRA leasing it’s properties to private entities - then none of it has to come up for approval before the CRA Board.


Since most folks - and especially the news media - never, ever take their asses over to the CRA offices and actually make public records requests, this scheme all but becomes a magic act where everything disappears from site, and nobody even knows it, because they weren’t watching to begin with.


You can bet that this wasn’t done without copious forethought, and probably with more than a sprinkling of Sunshine Law violations among the City Commissioners.


Stuff like this doesn’t appear on CRA agendas without their being prior agreement among the voting members of the Board, so chances are that not only was this scheme plotted out illegally, but more importantly, the deals that “Billboard” will be approving for CRA property have also been plotted out as well.


The CRA owns millions of dollars in property.  Who wants to bet that some of that property won’t soon be awarded through these “revokable licenses” to a handful of ass-kissing friends of the Board members.


Since we know that Sarnoff and Dunn are in the tank on this, the big question will be to see how Carollo, Suarez and Gort vote.


When it comes to giving city resources away, this deal is no different than the controversial billboard settlement that Commissioner Carollo opposed so vociferously last month.


It’s a nasty piece of business, and everyone who votes to approve these ordinances does so knowing that it’s nasty!

HARRY EMILIO GOTTLIEB - TOO STUPID TO KNOW HE’S STUPID
RETURN OF THE MORON

I thought last Sunday morning - after surviving the Rapture - that maybe I hadn’t, when I heard Michael Putney read the below email on his show.

Only in some crazed, parallel universe would someone be so dumb as to not understand how 2 people with the same name could both decide to run for separate public offices in the same election.


Yet, here was the original Idiot Of The City, Harry Emilio Gottlieb, confused enough about the concept that he had actually written Michael Putney for an explanation.


Harry, Harry, Harry, are you really that dumb, or was this another of your moronic attempts to get your name out into the public arena - based obviously on the adage that any publicity, even looking like an idiot - is good.


Harry’s been flailing around since he was unceremoniously fired on the last working day of 2010, when even Mayor Tomas Regalado finally decided that Harry was truly dumber than a fried plantain.


Since then Harry’s had a couple bikes stolen - and written whiny letters to the police and City Commissioners about the crimes - while attempting to re-create himself as some sort of media consultant.


In support of that effort, Harry’s put together a new resume which contains this amazing account of his time as the City of Miami’s Film Commissioner.


“Professional Experience 2010

City of Miami Cultural Administrator (Director of Film & Cultural Events)


Helped Film Industry with city permits, locations, police street closures and problem resolutions. I have experience in representing our Mayor, hosting special events such a Lucie and Desi Arnaz Jr. City Proclamation & Arsht Center Concert, Mayors Liaison to A&E Council, working with film industry, location managers, Burn Notice, WADA, art galleries, major art shows during Miami Art Week such as Art Miami, Art Asia, PULSE, Red Dot, WADA, cultural events, city departments, community organizations, CRA, grants, marketing, communication and public relations.”


“Helped with film permits, locations, police street closures and problem resolutions?”  Really Harry?  Isn’t that the reason you got fired, because you REFUSED to do any of these things, especially issue permits?


Harry Emilio Gottlieb doesn’t have the intelligence to follow an elephant around and pick up shit without getting covered in it, yet he managed to have Michael Putney read this asinine question on the air, as if it actually merited an intelligent response.


The only logical reason for this has to be that Putney decided to use Gottlieb’s letter as a sly way to let viewers know that the morons hadn’t been raptured, and they were still amongst us.


As always,  Harry is a gift that keeps on giving.

ADAM ROGERS UPDATE

MAY 27, 2011

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MAY 27, 2011