The City always has its hand out
I'm hoping that our new commissioner changes things around here. We are losing everything that is Grovey little by little. The Bed Race is in talks to stay, but they may end up elsewhere do to exorbitant city service fees. It's amazing that if you go to an event in South Miami or Coral Gables, you see two, maybe three cops, here in the Grove and Miami, you pay the whole force on double time to man the events.
Other Grove events are also in talks to leave. Same reason - crazy high city services. These events may move to other cities or places in Miami where they are on private property.
You would think that the city would be pleased that people are throwing first-rate events and they wouldn't have their hands out the first thing, but rather help the event organizers pay for the events, or better yet, stop charging them.
I was told that during Regatta season, which is gearing up, that boats for one or two of the regattas, will be "stored" right on the Regatta Park lawn. When I asked how people would get around the park, I was told they would have to walk around the boats. Is the City charging the Regattas to use the park? I somehow doubt it. Is this a good use of the new park? Storing boats?
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