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Best Citizen Miami 2011 - Vanessa Brito

God bless the fed-up little man. Or in this case, woman. As auto magnate Norman Braman wrestled Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez to the ground and made him eat his paisley tie, activist Vanessa Brito gingerly stuck out her pinky toe and sent evil commissioner Natacha Seijas reeling off a cliff to her dramatic political death. Brito founded Miami Voice, a political action committee (PAC) run on a shoestring, and targeted for recall commissioners who voted to approve Alvarez's budget plan, which raised property taxes despite plummeting property values. Seijas, a smug and sinister politician whose own PAC raised more than ten times the cash of Miami Voice and who had successfully stared down a recall campaign in 2006, taunted, "Been there, done that. Bring it on." But on March 15, as Alvarez lost his recall battle against Braman, Seijas was walloped by a resounding 88 percent vote to recall. Even without any political affiliations or a businessman's billions, Brito helped oust a corrupt Miami politician. The word huzzah seems appropriate here.
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Pedro_lara52
Pedro_lara52

Let me tell you a little story about Norman Braman. Back in the good old days of the Orange Bowl in the parking lot Norman was selling his used cars on the parking lot grounds. Now he must of had a deal with the city. so when Norman was informed that the Orange Bowl will be torn down and in it's place there was going to be the Marlins new stadium. Well Ol Norman had a fit and he used up millions of our taxpayer dollars to have a special election to get Carlos Alvarez out of office. So because Norman was going to lose a lot of money from not selling his used cars anymore on the OB parking lot grounds. So that's the real story of Norman Braman.

Howard Camner
Howard Camner

I saw Seijas eating at an IHOP one night with curlers in her hair. It was absolutely horrifying.

Chefzulla
Chefzulla

that's the most ridiculous bullshit comment Ive ever seen. you want a cookie for spotting someone in curlers eating you moron. you truly are whats wrong with Miami. Jesus you mean to tell me your dumb ass cant come up with anything better than that. nothing about politics or the work she does just some stupid comment about an event that never happened. yeah your a liar and you have nothing else to come up with other than oh i saw her at IHOP eating with curlers in her hair. your attention span is whats horrifying.

TruthBusters
TruthBusters

Big crock of same ole same ole Miami-Dade politicketing. Just scratch the surface and you'll find she not too far behind the corruption herself. These sharks all swim in the same waters and Vanessa Brtio is just as corrupt as the next politician.

Matteroffact
Matteroffact

Incredible how some will talk about a person they really don't know.

TruthBusters
TruthBusters

Yeah incredible how New Times post the best of someone they really don't know anything about. Just do a little research and background check on the politically unethical, pending lawsuits and investigations of someone known to lie, steal and cheat.

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