Coral Gables Snake-like Mayor
The City Beautiful pisses me off.
Zoning laws are enforced in Coral Gables by nasty code enforcement guys who seem to have it out for anyone without a boatload of money or power.
If you doubt it, witness this post on Coral Gables Confidential – a website populated by city critics – which shows a sign posted at the Youth Center to make room for Mayor Don Slesnick and Miami-Dade Superintendent of Schools Rudy Crew.
The writer, a guy who calls himself Bad Apple Syndrome and regularly posts on the site, makes a big deal out of the fact that they put this sign out. After all, it’s almost, kind of, sort of technically illegal under City Beautiful law.
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I’m not infuriated by it….though you may be when you get a look. What I really love is the way the guy describes Slesnick, who once styled himself a man of the people but has drawn increasing criticism in recent years. According to Bad Apple-man, Slesnick “talks like a snake salesman, winces like a gutter snipe afraid of the light, and functions by stealth.”
So far, a message left at the mayor's office seeking comment hasn’t been returned. But I’m hoping.
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