Virginia Key marina project voted down
From Ken's Facebook page: "It's never easy to make a decision to reverse an action or process in which many people have worked very hard and invested time and money. Today I brought a motion to throw out a bidding process for the Marina on Virginia Key. After hours of discussion a majority of the Commission voted in agreement that we should start over with a process that includes the public and the boards that help us decide the best use and scale of this property. this will help us bring the Marine Stadium back to life in a cohesive plan that prioritizes public participation and the environment. We also directed the City Manager to study the feasibility of the city owning and managing the Marina as we do in other parts of the city. I'm very excited to be a part of this process and to work with the community and administration on the new Request for Proposals."
In the past, this whole issue would have gone through the motions and it would have been rubber stamped and approved. Ken is making a difference.
The RCI Group, based in Miami Beach was pushing for themselves to build the $100 million project at Miami Marine Stadium.
According to The New Times, "Ahead of the vote, it appears the two main groups bickering for control of the project — RCI and Dallas-based group Suntex — have been posing as fake grassroots activists on Facebook to covertly attack each other."
Both pages were fronts for the developers. Who now have to go back to the drawing board.
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