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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

No shows

I didn't attend tonight's Village of Center Grove meeting because I just knew that Commissioner Sarnoff and Mayor Regalado wouldn't be there. They weren't.

Lots of angry people left the meeting tonight, knowing now what they need to know; our politicians don't care. They were both on the agenda, but when wind got out that their detractors would be there, too, they didn't show.

I told someone early in the day that this would happen. It did.

One guy got so angry at the no shows  tonight, that he got quite loud, he was escorted out by police.

Another effort to talk and get answers on the Waterfront Project and another blow off by the people with the answers. Honestly, I don't think they have any answers and that is why they didn't show.

Vote NO on November 5 on the Waterfront Project. 

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Anonymous Maria Freed said...

Extremely disappointed in Mayor Regalado and Commissioner Sarnoff for blowing us off this evening at the Center Grove Homeowners Association meeting. A couple of days ago Sarnoff came by my house and dropped off his powerpoint presentation on the Waterfront Plan. I reviewed it and have questions, as did a lot of other people at this meeting. Both showed a total disregard for the people who voted for them, and have supported them.
We deserve better Tomas and Marc!
Maria Freed

October 16, 2013 8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absentee representation for absentee constituents. Remember this is only happening because we are part of Miami, we deserve better.

October 16, 2013 8:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have not made up my mind about the project but have had numerous questions and they've been promptly answered each time I contact the Commissioner's office. The lease, RFP and Master Plan were all sent to me within minutes.

I was invited by the Commissioner's Chief of Staff to review the plans and I asked to see the Master Plan side-by-side against the RFP.

When I had more questions, Commissioner Sarnoff invited me to view the site model and see it for myself. He walked us through the project yesterday from 5-6:30.

The Commissioner would have spent more time with us but had to attend a meeting.

Anyone who has questions or wants to view the model just needs to call his office.

I much prefer having a rational discussion with someone one-on-one rather than debate via blog or a large gatherings where facts get distorted by passion.

So there you have it. I'm still gathering facts, but as for availability he's been there.

Jody F.

October 17, 2013 10:27 AM  
Blogger Headly Westerfield said...

I attended the meeting last night. The Mayor and [allegedly] corrupt Commissioner Marc D. Sarnoff were not on the agenda, nor were they ever part of the agenda. However, residents certainly expected them to be there.

When it was asked, "Where did that information come from?" several people said they read it on The Grapevine.

Therefore, the question becomes "Where did The Grapevine get its information?"

People were too upset at the no shows to ask that question, but I think it needs answering because it was the Grapevine's reporting that got their hopes up in the first place.

October 17, 2013 12:39 PM  
Blogger Grapevine said...

It was in the email sent out by Sue as part of the agenda. In fact, I was told in the day that Sarnoff did not like the fact that outsiders were coming. I don't know if that's true, but it was on the sgenda, which I will show a copy of soon.

October 17, 2013 1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at the meeting and they were on the Agenda. In addition, they were on the Agenda listed on the Village Council's Website.

I was very disappointed that I rearranged my schedule to attend a meeting that I felt important. I guess their time if more valuable.

October 17, 2013 3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, it would have been nice to have both of those gentlemen there. But, I have to admit that I was put off by the behavior of adults in their 50's, 60's and 70's who behaved worse than my two year old when they found out that Sarnoff and the mayor would not be there. Many of them yelling very loud, screaming and even the old guy who had to be escorted out. Terrible...thought they were going to start crying. They were a bad representation for those of us opposing this. Grow up guys!!

October 17, 2013 9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Citizens are just frustrated that elected officials ignore them. Time after time elected officials make stupid decisions. They voted to transfer over $3 Bil to the Marlins. They gave away Watson Island. They voted to install illegal LED billboards on Watson Island. They voted to give away Bicentennial Park to two broke museums. They voted to sign a lease with the Miami Heat that requires the taxpayers to pay the Heat $6.5 mil per year and NO RENT to the taxpayers. They voted to pay 30 firemen over $300,000 per year pay and benefit plans. Elected officials in Miami deserve scorn.

October 19, 2013 5:47 PM  

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