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Monday, February 22, 2010

New City Manager introduced today

The new City Manager, Carlos Migoya, a former long time banker, will work pro bono. He is not asking for a car or any other perks. He only wants to help the city.

"He has the capability of bringing the common sense approach," said Mayor Tomas Regalado.

This is an interim position. He will stay as long as needed.

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11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Capt Pickard from Star Trek.
"Make it so number 1"

February 23, 2010 9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, nobody does anything out of the generosity of their heart in this city.

I'd feel far more comfortable with the city holding an extensive public hiring processes than having a banker offer his services pro bono.

February 23, 2010 10:09 AM  
Anonymous that guy said...

Once again, it becomes clear that nothing can please the grovites...

I for one believe that all public servants should be donating their time. That's how government once operated, but now it's all about getting a free 60k car, and a salary and a security detail to escort you around and an office budget for you to spend on all your little needs.

Take a look at the budget for the city, then look at how much is spent on making public officials look official and important. it's all about ego, when it isn't about lining thier pockets.

I for one say thanks, Carlos. It's clear that you actually care about the city.

February 23, 2010 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you notice how Sarnoff looked yesterday when Mr. Migoya said he would not take a city car and he had his own car and would pay for his own gas. That is what Sarnoff said when he was running for office. Now he not only uses a city supplied SUV, but he has taken a police officer off the streets to drive him around. He is using Mr. Migoya's budget to pay for his staff and also has stolen a person from the building department. Maybe some of these Commissioners will take some lessons from Mr. Migoya. We can only hope, but don't think it will happen. Do as I say....not as I do!

February 23, 2010 1:06 PM  
Anonymous Manatee5391 said...

Sarnoff never ceases to disappoint..
I saw that self indulgent pig of a politician being chauffered around town last Wednesday like he was JFK.
I remember vividly this lying hypocrite stating on record for all to hear that he would never partake in such a waste of the tax payer's monies. He stated that he was interested in politics "to improve the lives of his constituents" on the very same official miamigov.com website he proclaimed to be the biological grandson as General David Sarnoff.

I commend the new city manager for making a statement based on principles as opposed to other politicians who covet political office for their own personal gains.

February 23, 2010 6:14 PM  
Anonymous Michelle Niemeyer said...

Funny, that's what Joe Arriola did, and in the end he was crucified for it. Best of luck, Carlos!

February 23, 2010 7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arriola wasn't crucified. He self-destructed. His initial intentions were good, but the power went to his head. Arriola started the habit of having police officers drive elected officials around. He steered contracts to clients of Stever Marin. He screamed at taxpayers wanting to be heard. Michelle, he was nice to you so that he could use you - and his friend Alicia did the same. Think about it.

February 23, 2010 10:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it should be criminal for Sarnoff or any other political official short of a US senator to have a security detail/ driver/ officer etc. escort them places - ON THE CITY'S DIME.

Does he think that he needs it? seriously? What a self-important schmuck.

February 24, 2010 11:31 AM  
Anonymous Michelle Niemeyer said...

Anon 10:21, you clearly don't know the relationship between me and Joe Arriola. He and I butted heads, A LOT, but he was honest. So was Alicia. Fact is, when they needed a bull in a china shop to shake things up, the administration was happy to take advantage of Arriola's business expertise and services; when the same traits looked bad they were happy to scapegoat him. As for the contract issues you raise, I don't know anything about that. What I do know is it seems that things never change, and it also seems that even politicians who showed good things to the public seem to fall into the same patterns once they're in office. To avoid receiving silly letters threatening to sue me, I'll refrain from naming names. Anon, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.

February 24, 2010 11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harry, will you also get a car like your buddy Sarnoff?

February 24, 2010 4:59 PM  
Anonymous liz said...

Is Comm. Sarnoff really driving around in a taxpayer funded car with a police-officer driver? Is this true?

February 25, 2010 4:20 PM  

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