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Saturday, April 04, 2015

Par for the course

"Retribution was swift," says Ken Russell. After we and others published Ken's blog post yesterday, Comm. Marc Sarnoff removed Ken from his email list, as if Ken really wants the emails anyway. He could always subscribe under an alias email and play the game, but why bother? This was April 4, if it was on April 1, I would have thought it was an April fools joke.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical Marc Sarnoff behavior. Worse, he forces the taxpayers to pay for his personal publicists. Personal publicist dudes work 24/7 getting publicity for Marc and Teresa.

April 04, 2015 10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tip to Russel:

All you have to do to win, man, is prove that you are the exact opposite of Sarnoff.

I'll bill you later.

April 04, 2015 12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No army of publicists could erase the stink of corruption from the Sarnoff organization. I'd be curious to know if ANYONE who supported him in his first election still believes in him today....especially in light of his outrageous attempt to make his nice pleasant wife into a clone of him. He has turned into everything he claimed to oppose when he ran.

April 04, 2015 12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep getting invites from the Sarnafians to join them on LinkedIn. I have explained that he is a Benefict Arnold clone and that he betrayed the grove in every way you can name. I went to their little gatherings in the hood where they said "we are just like you folks .Let Mark represent you." She juggled a youngster on her hip for effect. And we got sucked in. The rest is history. God help us if we can't get rid of them now and forever.

April 04, 2015 3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Ken Russell is spending all his time "running" against a term limited commissioner. Aside from playing up to the less than 1,000 anti Sarnoff votes Michelle Niemeyer won, how is this going to help him against the six other candidates?

April 04, 2015 6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, he won't win, of course. This is Teresa's seat. Probably his dog's next. Then, I suspect, the brother-in-law.

But good for Ken Russell and good for the others. There are too many of them to challenge Teresa, but hopefully some of them will drop away.

I'd like to see Teresa face one challenger. That would terrify her.

April 04, 2015 8:16 PM  
Anonymous Gabriel Mendoza said...

Currently there are (7) candidates in District 2 that reside in zip code 33133 - (1) candidate that resides in 33129 - and (1) candidate that resides in 33132.

As of January 2015 there were - 11,630 registered voters in zip code 33133. In the 2011 District 2 election - 1,897 registered voters from zip code 33133 casted their votes - 16% voter turnout for 33133.

Out of the - 1,897 votes casted from 33133 in 2011, Sarnoff received - 948 votes - 50% - of the 33133 votes.

If we see a similar trend in 2015 that we saw in 2011, the remaining 50% of the 33133 voters will be split amongst the (6) candidates that reside in 33133 (Simpson, Palomino, Sklarey, Armbrister, Russell, Gonzalez) one candidate from 33129 (Solares) and one candidate from 33132 (Woods).

Based on my observations; a successful District 2 campaign will be the one that focuses on the entire district and all its 33 precincts.

With over 41,000 registered voters in District 2 and a dismal voter turnout in 2011, candidates will need to focus on issues that resonate with the entire district. Position district wide solutions that will motivate more constituents to take an interest in the future of our district and thus offset the trends of 2011.

Gabriel Mendoza

April 04, 2015 10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Great post! Thanks for bringing a much needed "reality check" to those candidates who are pandering to the chronic complainers in the Grove who in turn don't like...well anything. That won't be enough to carry the district.

April 05, 2015 1:19 PM  
Blogger Seth Sklarey said...

A commissioner, once elected, has to make decisions about all of Miami, not just the district they will be elected in.
But to get elected you must get votes throughout the entire district and be aware of the problems and concerns of each area and the surrounding areas. Key Biscayne is not happy with the proposed boat show at the Marine Stadium and Miami Beach is concerned about Watson Island and knows that their half baked Convention Center is going to get a lot of stiff competition from Genting and Marriott downtown.
Brickell traffic gridlock, east Little Havana rezoning, gentrification, concrete canyons with no sunlight on Brickell or Biscayne Boulevard are just a few of many situations we will have to deal with.
Add in light rail, trolleys, All Aboard Florida 32 trains a day blowing whistles and blocking intersections and we have s recipe for a lot of angry people.
Oh, and throw in the lack of affordable housing, low wages, and cozy deals to give money and benefits to developers who donate to politicians and you have a further recipe for corruption, family and friends insider backroom deals.
Oh and did I mention secret campaign PAC's and "foundations" controlled by politicians who solicit money from the same developers.
It's time for a change folks. Don't get duped again.

April 05, 2015 6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I hear you.

April 05, 2015 8:57 PM  
Blogger Ken Russell said...

This thread started from my removal from Sarnoff's email list. I received a call and an email from Sarnoff's office today.

They deny that they removed me from the email list.
It was characterized as a courtesy call, giving me a chance to retract my posting before they would craft an appropriate response.

Their suggestion is that I removed myself from their mailing list. (which I did not). Or that someone clicked on my link to the newsletter which was posted in my blog and clicked unsubscribe (which would have unsubscribed me). It's true that this is possible.

Here is a quote from their email:
"Again, I am providing you this information as a courtesy with hopes that a retraction or statement of yours is forthcoming regarding the truth behind this, and no response by this office will be needed to address your Facebook post and the subsequent misrepresentation that has formed in the minds of those who read it."

Seems like a whole lot of drama (and time spent on the public $$) to get to the bottom of a small thing, but I'll give them the benefit of a doubt and say that it is plausible that Sarnoff had nothing to do with the actual removal of my email from his mailing list. You can all sleep well tonight now that this case is closed and the Terror Threat Level has been reduced to purple.

April 08, 2015 8:14 PM  

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