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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lawsuits are holding up the waterfront project

Some pesky lawsuits seem to be getting in they way of the City's plan to sell off the Coconut Grove waterfront. There's an interesting article in Miami Today about the Grove Harbour project.

So far the city has spent $760,000 in fighting the suits. The City Commission is upset over this. Perhaps if the City Commission had let the Coconut Grove residents vote on the fate of the waterfront, none of this would have been necessary since the Grove citizens voted against the massive project that will do nothing to enhance the Grove and just add more traffic and of course destruction to the quaint area now. Since the vote was citywide, people who live miles away and probably have never set foot in Coconut Grove, had a say in what happens on our waterfront. Of course promises of lower taxes and other crap saying how the project is good for the City persuaded people to vote in favor of the project.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess there are now regrets that Steve Kneapler was appointed to head that RFP Selection Committee. Bet he would not have sued if Grove Key Marina /Grove Harbour had offered him employment or a partnership. Hope City of Miami sues him for the $760K attorney fees and lost revenues, after he loses his case.

December 17, 2014 10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"RFP Selection Comittee.." Sounds juicy, doesn't it.. Those "public" RPS's.. dozen of people start salivating uncontrollably as soon as they hear the sound of such infamous acronyms.. Our City Attorneys sure love'em, almost as much as numerous elected "officials" do. And the developer$, of course, always immensely delighted with their piece of each pie, although it costs them a fortune then in bribes and the usual collateral "favors".

More juicy concrete construction$!, preferably blocking the so-called Coconut Grove "waterfront", of which none is left out in the open. Well, except for a feet left there at the Seminole boat ramp, so let's all get into that intriguing City Hall "RFP" action, so we can buy expensive boats and maybe see some water next year!

December 17, 2014 11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I asked a very successful general contractor about the waterfront project, he replied for 30 years he tried to get city and county contracts he found out over the years long before the contracts go to bid the contractor has been selected.

December 17, 2014 1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some rich old fart who doesnt want progress always has to make everything difficult.but its his loss in the end because the city will win.believe me $760,000 is chump change for the city but the old fart is loosing tons of his money he could of left to his family when he dies.

December 17, 2014 7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't have to be "some rich old fart" because it only takes $407.00, to take on any municipality. I did and it cost the City of Miami about $760,000.00, the city lost. And after city lost, they fired the assistant city attorney and 2 code enforcement officers who created this really stupid problem against me. OBVIOUSLY, Mr. Kneapler feels strongly/passionately about this issue because it is a royal pain in the ass to do this kind of battle. And $760,000.00, isn't chump change if the taxpayers slightly begin to realize that attorney's fee's are paid for by their taxes. RPF means REAL PERSON FICTION, i.e., tricks, games, in the dark, special interest.
Remember the sign/bill board above Crook & Crook, special interest, another RPF under the table deal? Jobie Steppe

December 17, 2014 7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it a problem that the city votes on issues relating to the Grove? I've voted on an issue affecting the downtown waterfront in Bayside and I haven't been there in 15 years and don't intend to return in the foreseeable future.

Grove residents can't even agree on the fate of an old oak tree in a median let alone valuable public waterfront property.

December 17, 2014 10:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is nothing "quaint" about the marina. It hasn't been quaint since...flying boats were based there? Let's not get too precious about the past.

December 17, 2014 10:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarnoff and his pals want to pave the Grove waterfront and they are in a hurry.

December 21, 2014 10:27 PM  

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