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CRESPOGRAM REPORT

JUNE 18, 2012

PIGS AT THE TROUGH
CITY EMPLOYEES STILL LIVING LIVING LA VIDA LOCA 
PART III

So here is a question that I’d like one of the 5 Dwarfs on the Miami City Commission to answer:  What benefit accrues to the citizens of the City of Miami that would justify any of them, or any city employee continuing to get free tickets to any event at The Knight Center, so they can sit there in the dark with a wife or husband watching a show?


In fact, what benefit accrues when any of these people get “Free” tickets to Marlins’ games, or Heat games, or Dolphin games, or Cirque du Soleil, or The Tennis Tournament on Key Biscayne, or the Food and Wine Festival, or the VIP section at the Coconut Grove Arts Show, or any number of other events that I’ve discovered that they get free tickets or invites to.


And it’s not just that they get “Free” tickets. A small handful of employees like Ada “The Thuget” Rojas, considers mooching free event tickets to be part of the benefits package that goes with her job.


Making $70,000, having a 24/7 SUV, and no doubt a phone allowance isn’t enough for “The Thuget,” because as I revealed in the past, she considered Daniel Newhoff to be her personal entertainment director, as evidenced by the emails below that I previously posted about her behavior.

While these emails were all from 2010, I can hear “The Thuget” screaming now about how I’m picking on her for something that happened almost 2 years ago. 


But, Rojas, like others at City Hall, including Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, have continued this behavior even after I filed an Ethics Complaint about this abusive practice on February 6th, of this year, and even after the Ethic’s Commission’s wishy-washy ruling on March 27th, denying my complaint, but providing the City with their own new guidelines ofn the acceptance of free tickets.


The Ethics Commission, in giving the Mayor, City Manager and Commissioners a reach around, concluded that because the City had it’s own policy about tickets, there was nothing that they could do to punish them for their obvious abuse of this practice for years.


Just like the handling of the Regalado campaign violations case, what and how the Ethics Commission reaches these bogus decisions says more about how grossly incompetent, stupd and unethical they are, than about what the unethical behavior and policies of the City are.


NO BID CONTRACTS JUST ANOTHER WAY OF SAYING WE LOVE YOU


When it comes to the City of Miami and the operation of the Knight Center, it turns out that since at least 2007, the City has failed to put the management contract for the facility out for bid. 


Every time that the “contract” has come up for bid, it’s been awarded to Global Spectrum WITHOUT any request for other management companies being provided an opportunity to bid on the contract.

To give this company a NO BID contract and then give them repeated NO-BID extensions on that contract would in many cities raise eyebrows and prompt some sort of inquiry.


Not in Miami.  Here, this kind of sweetheart deal is just one more in the long list of examples that the 5 Dwarfs on the City Commission are morons, and/or more corrupt than the Mayor and his administration, and  that behind each and every one of these NO BID deals involving city property the odds are that there is a back story that almost guarantees that the citizens are being screwed one way or another.


In this case, the notion that all of the hundreds - perhaps even thousands - of tickets that Global Spectrum has given the City all of these years haven’t had any influence on the continual awarding of these NO-BID contract extensions is like believing that  the city is destined to be voted The Best Run City in America next year.


The Ethics Commission came down with their letter to the City of March 27th, this is now the middle of June and NOTHING has happened, except that the freeloaders have continued to belly up to the bar get free tickets to events at the Knight Center! 


Last week there was a discussion item on the agenda of the City Commission having to do with the Ethics Commisison guidelines, but like so many other issues that show up on the agenda and then suddenly disappear, this one it seems, probably turned out to be too difficult for the 5 Dwarfs to deal with, and it was “postponed.”

You got to wonder what kind of cooked up deal was involved when the “The Doormat” AND “The Nitwit” were both sponsors of the discusison item.


IT DOESN’T MATTER


Frankly, it doesn’t much matter what scheme Johnny Martinez and Julie Bru were going to discuss, because I’m not stepping back from this issue, and come July 16th, along with my revised complaint against His Ignorance, for his unreported trip to Peru, I’ll be filing a new complaint about “Free Tickets” with my pals at the Ethics Commission, and this time I’ll make sure I’m wearing bells on my shoes when I show up at their office to deliver it.


Somebody needs to keep pounding these moochers, and I guess that somebody is going to be me!


THE LIST OF ELECTED OFFICIALS AND  EMPLOYEES WHO GOT FREE TICKETS TO THE KNIGHT CENTER FROM NOVEMBER 1, 2011, THRU MAY 27, 2012.

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