#TBT: A look back at Ralph Garcia-Toledo's $18M #boondoggle at #water&sewer...

#Look Back Thursday:

Remember when Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s BFF got his Water & Sewer  county payola???

Let's stroll through memory lane with Doug Hanks of the MiamiHerald:

"Sewer contractor could earn $18 million over 12 years"

Editor's Note:

Uber-Cronyism is a crime, right?

Gimenez can't be trusted -- $18 million from sky-rocketing water rates & Donald Trump!!

BREAKING:"Maybe Mayor Carlos Gimenez Should Wear a Body Camera"

BREAKING NEWS: MIAMI HERALD

 BY: FABIOLA SANTIAGO 


  • The mayor’s idea of ‘a level playing field’ is peculiar
  • Veteran county contractor is Gimenez’s campaign finance chairman
  • Ralph Garcia-Toledo bills $200 an hour as subcontractor on county contract


Miami Papers 

now has the smoking-gun -- documentation revealing how Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez campaign aid/driver has been milking residents who pay for higher and higher water to Miami-Dade Water & Sewer --



Truth-in-Negotiation Certification of Wage Rates Letter signed by Rafael Garcia-Toledo September 8, 2014:


  • ONLY one employee -- Rafael Garcia-Toledo;
  • Rate -- $80.00 per hour;
  • Job Description -- "Public Outreach Liaison"; and
  • Program Labor Category -- "Expert Engineer, Scientist, and Senior Project Manager"


The Miami Herald investigated and exposed that -- 
  • Water & Sewer customers paid for 3 employees (2 employees appear to be CH2M Hill employes);
  • Water Sewer Customer paid Rafael Garcia-Toledo $200 per hour -- NOT the $80 per hour as stated in the letter; and
  • Rafael Garcia-Toledo is neither a "Expert Engineer", or "Scientist", or "Senior Project Manager".
We are researching what IS a "Public Outreach Liaison", qualifications and a commercially reasonable pay rate.


The Miami Herald also investigated and exposed that -- 

"Through April, G­T Construction has billed $672,000 for work that began in late 2014. Roughly $430,000 of that was billed as overhead — the added cost Miami­-Dade lets contractors tack onto bills for employees’ work to cover both operating expenses and profit".  


This is outrages and should be criminal!!


Read the complete Miami Herald story "Rafael A. Garcia-Toledo the County Mayor Carlos Gimenez campaign aid, making money from Miami-Dade Water & Sewer"  http://ow.ly/gjeM3029iIY




#MiamiPapers has uncovered MORE documentation revealing how Carlos A. Gimenez aid/driver has been getting paid over $672,000 by us residents thru Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department -- 

Documents show how Rafael A. Garcia-Toledo, County Mayor Carlos Gimenez' campaign aid/driver, 
  1. Bills for employees of CH2M Hill -- Alexis Facey (see below);
  1. Plus making $200 per hour for attending meetings at Miami-Dade Department of Water & Sewer; and
  1. On top, got Paid $430,000 for Expense + Profits ("Overhead") --"Through April, G­T Construction has billed $672,000 for work that began in late 2014. Roughly $430,000 of that was billed as overhead — the added cost Miami­Dade lets contractors tack onto bills for employees’ work to cover both operating expenses and profit".  Miami Herald July 9, 2016

Read the complete investigative expose by Doug Hanks of Miami Herald: "Rafael A. Garcia-Toledo the County Mayor Carlos Gimenez campaign aid, making money from Miami-Dade Water & Sewer"


Read even more: "Maybe Mayor Carlos Gimenez Should Wear a Body Camera" MIAMI HERALD BY: FABIOLA SANTIAGO :

  • The mayor’s idea of ‘a level playing field’ is peculiar
  • Veteran county contractor is Gimenez’s campaign finance chairman
  • Ralph Garcia-Toledo bills $200 an hour as subcontractor on county contract

See key below document: #MiamiPapers (2 of 5 more to come):



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