As the 2012 presidential election in Miami-Dade County spirals into calamity, alcalde fuerte Carlos Gimenez is doing nothing to stop another embarrassing, national indictment of our Banana Republic's voting system. Despite long lines of voters who waited two-to-six hours to cast their ballots during ... More >>
Who will Gimenez tap to help him fix county government?Carlos Gimenez won't get sworn in as mayor until at least Friday, but he is already getting to work. Blogger Elaine de Valle reports Gimenez will be meeting today with County Manager Alina Hudak to start work on the budget which has to be pre ... More >>
Hours after voters tossed out the bums (ahem, Carlos Alvarez and the vile Natacha Seijas), County Manager George Burgess got the hint as well. Burgess is set to resign his post today at a 2 p.m. news conference.In memorium, we'll just toss out two things about Burgess: $422,118 (yu ... More >>
Courtesy Genius of Despair from Eye On MiamiWith the news that Miami-Dade County Manager George Burgess is using county resources to help "set the record straight" about all the great and wonderful things he and his clan of bureaucrats do for us ungrateful residents, Banana Republican thought we' ... More >>
Miami-Dade County execs drive expensive cars on the taxpayers' dime.
The more Riptide dissects Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez's proposed budget cuts in order to make up a $427 million shortfall, the more we realize el alcalde fuerte is not gonna mess with his executive staff's perks. The mayor's spokeswoman, Vicki Mallette, confirmed Alvarez will not ax the ... More >>
Alex IzaguirreUPDATE: Earlier this week, Miami-Dade County spokeswoman Vicki Mallette responded to my earlier report regarding executive salaries. I apologize to my readers for not posting her response sooner.She insisted that Alvarez is proposing in the budget a ten percent reduction to the coun ... More >>
When in doubt, pay the chiefs and forget the workers.