The councilwoman is not the only Cue banking a nice chunk of city dollars. Her mother Carmen Cue went to work for Hialeah in 2003 as the city's performing arts director - a position that paid her $1,152 every two weeks. At the time, Cue reported to then-Mayor Raul Martinez, who bumped her salary up to $1,409 in 2005.
She resigned two months later, but was rehired by Robaina on February 21, 2006, to be his public relations and cultural coordinator, making $1,992 every two weeks. A year later, on August 7, he named her director of the newly formed communications and special events office. Her salary jumped to $53,000 a year. Less than a month later, Robaina gave her another raise, bringing her annual pay to $59,000.
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So why is Robaina so happy to shower the Cues with city money? Well in 2005, the year Robaina was elected, the Cue women voted in the city of Hialeah even though Katharine and Carmen, according to their driver's license records, listed their home address as 19195 Mystic Point in Aventura.