This past July County Manager Steve Shiver rejected the nearly unanimous recommendation of a special review committee and decided that an $8.8 million computer software contract should go to a company whose lobbyist is a long-time supporter of Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas. The lobbyist, Rodney Barreto, also contributed to Shiver's political campaigns when he was mayor of Homestead and reportedly helped him secure the post... More >>>