Pedro Garcia

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    October 11, 2012
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    August 13, 2012

    Your Guide To The Mysterious Political Committees Raising Big Bucks For Miami Candidates

    Read "Carlos Gimenez Collects Half-A-Million Bucks In First Round of Fundraising" and "Carlos Gimenez Has Raised Nearly Twice As Much As Challenger Joe Martinez."With one day left before the primary, we're going to miss the proliferation of groups with cryptic, yet patriotic, monikers spreading misi ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Miami On the Hook For Millions In New Taxes On Marlins Parking Garages

    ​When we recently counted down the six most absurd lies about the new Marlins Stadium, fib number one was that politicians were working for taxpayers. Even a casual glance over the deal made it clear: This $550 million stadium was a cripplingly expensive gift from struggling taxpayers to the milli ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Misleads Citizens

    The county's online property search doesn't disclose foreclosures.

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    August 3, 2009

    Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Lies

    ​The Banana has a friend named Betty, who earlier this year picked up a two-bedroom condo on Brickell Avenue for $109,000. Betty got the unit at a bargain because it was in foreclosure. But you wouldn't know that by checking the Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser's online property search databas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Gwen Margolis Signals State Senate Return Run

    There are a few quirks in the practice of democracy here on the state and local level that I just don't get. Two of which Gwen Margolis knows all to well. Last November Gwen ran for Miami-Dade property appraiser and convinced 281,899 of you to vote for her, far more than her three competitors. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Democracy in Action

    So on November 4, 281,899 Miami-Dade voters wanted Gwen Margolis as property appraiser, but that didn't count because it was less than 50 percent of the 670,395 total ballots cast. So we had to have a runoff election, and only 96,870 voters showed up. Of those, only 39,669 voted for Maroglis this ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Get Excited! Tomorrow Is Election Day!

    Tomorrow is the day we have been waiting for all year: the runoff election for the county property appraiser! Seriously, though, the Electoral College has made Obama's victory official, and we still have not picked our property appraiser. See, this past November, Gwen Margolis got 72,000 votes more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Democracy Is a Trickster in Race for Property Appraiser

    Former state Sen. Gwen Margolis, age 74, is one unhappy politician. And she’ll tell you why: A runoff is on the way for the position of Miami-Dade’s first elected property appraiser, despite her 72,000-vote lead over Pedro Garcia. “It’s one of the weirdest situations I’ve ever seen,” she ... More >>

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    November 4, 2008
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    April 29, 2004

    Density Turns on the Radio

    WLRN grovels; school board makes vote count

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    July 6, 1995