"WHY CORRUPTION IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY MUST BE ROOTED OUT? by Farid A Khavari

WHY CORRUPTION IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY MUST BE ROOTED OUT?

Best Post sent to Miami Papers came from supporters of Farid A. Khavari Candidate for Miami-Dade County Mayor. The 2 part series was published on IWB, on January 16th, 2012. (Note: Post is edited for format.)

In the coming days Miami Papers will post excerpts from Dr. Khavari's work:

PART ONE
"Corruption is the worst plague of an economy and a society. Unfortunately, it has infested Miami-Dade County. For this county to prosper, the corruption must be rooted out completely for the good of all her residents, and even for those who benefit from it.

The consequences of corruption during of anemic economic growth can be incredibly devastating.
What are some of the consequences?
1) Permanent and ongoing increases in cost.
2) Declining service and protection.
3) Depriving people from equal opportunity.
4) Growing number of brain-drains from the corrupt community to other areas of the nation to escape the corruption and seek fair opportunity.
5) The lack of courage to challenge the corrupted politicians due to fear from backlashes.
6) Declining economy and growing social costs as corruption continues, sending that economy and society into third-world oblivion.

The occurrence of corruption festers when one or more of the following factors are used by politicians and others in the government." ...

"FAVORITISM NEEDS IMMEDIATE ATTENTION
  • Miami-Dade County saw it fair to take from struggling working families and give 81% of its entire $6.2 billion budget ($5.022 billion) to underworked and overpaid government employees.The Miami Herald Blog (December 13, 2011)
  • There are 3,125 Miami-Dade County employees who get six figures this year.”—Tim Elfrink, Miami New Times Blog (November 4, 2011)
  • The specter of more jobs has always been used to manipulate our community. The new Miami Marlins stadium and its bilingual requirement—something that disqualifies most blacks (and Anglos).The Miami Herald (December 16, 2011)
  • Genting bought the Herald property and land around it, including the Omni building, where it wants to open a temporary casino to help finance construction of its mammoth resort.The Miami Herald (November 6, 2011)
  • Carlos A. Gimenez publicly supports Malaysian giant Genting’s bid to bring a gambling resort downtown and he’s taken thousands ($10,000) from the firm.Miami New Times Blog (October 28, 2011)
THE HEIGHT OF SHAMELESS NEPOTISM
  • “Carlos J. Gimenez, Jr., the son of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos J. Gimenez, is listed as a lobbyist for American Traffic Solutions, the company that contracts with most of the red-light camera programs in Florida, record show.” The Miami Herald (October 3, 2011)
  • “…Carlos (J. Gimenez, Jr. has close personal ties to many Miami-Dade County’s elected and appointed governmental officials.” (Source: Carlos J. Gimenez, Jr. professional bio published at his employer’s lobbying Law Practice of Becker & Poliakoff official website.)
(Is there any question as to who those “elected and appointed governmental officials of Miami-Dade County” are?)
  • A possible conflict has forced Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez to sit out the awarding of a $50 million contract to a local construction company that employs his son Julio and uses his other son Carlos Jr. as its lobbyist. Munilla Construction Management submitted the lowest bid out of seven firms vying to be the general contractor on miscellaneous construction projects at the county’s airport. As Miami-Dade government’s chief executive, Gimenez is supposed to ultimately decide if MCM get the deal.Miami New Times Blogs (September 23, 2011)
DOUBLE-DIPPER CRONIES
  • Miami-Dade Mayor (Carlos A. Gimenez) talks about fiscal responsibility, but he doesn’t practice it. Many of the mayor’s cronies from the city of Miami fire department are now double dippers. William Bryson and Genaro Iglesias, both retired from the city of Miami, were appointed to positions of fire chief and vice mayor, in Miami-Dade." The Miami Herald (October 27, 2011)
  • The deputy mayors’ salaries, which ranges from low of $225,000 to high of $267,000. The Miami Herald (August 4, 2011)
  • William Bryson and Genaro Iglesias receive each an additional $10,000 per month for their pension–$120,000 annually!
  • Mayor Carlos Gimenez receives, in addition to his salary, another $140,000 for his pension as a retired firefighter." More in next post ...
Share on Google Plus

About MiamiPapers

For more information about us, visit the "More Info" Tab. Thank you!
    Blogger Comment

0 comments:

Post a Comment