Friday, 4 October 2013

Taking Back Miami - The Tomás Regalado Scandal

Who is Tomás Regalado


A Vote for Tomás Regalado is a Vote for:

Ø CUT IN JOBS

Ø UNEMPLOYMENT

Ø LAUNDERING DRUG MONEY

Ø GIVING HIGH SALARY JOBS TO HIS FINANCIERS

Ø VIOLATING YOUR PRIVACY WITH CAMERAS

Ø MURDERS OF BLACK CIVILIANS AND NO ONE HELD ACCOUNTABLE

Ø FIRING OPPONENTS WHO QUESTIONS HIS ADMINISTRATION

Ø FRIENDS GETTING DEALS AFTER DONATING TO HIS CAMPAIGN AS WELL AS HIS DAUGHTER'S

Ø PASSING A LAW TO MAKE ILLEGAL GAMBLING MACHINES LEGAL

Ø THE STADIUM FIASCO PROJECT VS THE HARBOR PROJECT

Ø LYING ABOUT HIS ASSETS

Ø VIOLATING HIS OWN “HIRING FREEZE” BY EMPLOYING FRIENDS AND DOUBLED THEIR SALARIES

Ø ILLEGAL BILLBOARDS


Financial Emergency cut in jobs, unemployment
  • In a letter dated July 23, the SEC made clear  that it intends to recommend that a civil injunction be brought against the city in connection with their investigation.
    the City of Miami was ready to declare a financial emergency in the wake of the lowering of their credit rating, for which they ask you Mayor Regalado to declare a fiscal emergency, granting dictatorial powers to you. Which meant  cuts in workers, while state-wide unemployment stood at 10.6 percent in June, Miami-Dade County was at 13.9 percent with over 182,000 workers unemployed. 

How do I trust you, to ensure that it won’t happen to me as a single mom…

Hired your friend Harry Emilio Gottlieb - No experience but being paid $25,000 MORE than predecessor- what gives??? 

Firstly
 you hired one of your friends Harry Emilio Gottlieb as Director of Film and Cultural Affairs- a key position that affects our ability to grow economically with the film and television industry. You gave this position to a man who admits he has no experience in the field, yet you gave him $25,000/yr MORE than his predecessor, and of course you did this during a hiring freeze.. really???

You were asked by producers to fix the problem. Instead you allow the fool to re-title his position to schmooze it up with Morales --
who was caught and removed from office for ripping off the taxpayers and under performing in her position.  



Your friend Luis Zuniga - Member of terrorist group, being paid $2,300.00
 a month under your administration 

Secondly you then hire people like Luis Zuniga, who was a member of a known terrorist group ; and this man gets $2,300 a month — a salary approved by you- again; during a hiring freeze , and he's supposed to be doing what exactly?

Your fired Ola Aluko - who exposed several employees in corruption  

How about the firing Ola Aluko;
 who had exposed several employees who were illegally inflating city contracts. You announced the firing of this whistle-blower during a press conference about unearthing corruption; Charges that were largely dropped as it was discovered that political. Apparently if someone worked for one of your opponents, or disagrees with your administration they are subjected to investigation; while friends and donors, get a free pass. 

Carlos Migoya - President at Wachovia who was caught  laundering drug money 

Or Carlos Migoya, Who before being city manager and now head of Jackson was regional President at Wachovia. Wachovia who had been caught laundering 10 billion in Mexican drug cartel money; but of course as regional president, he wouldn't know anything about that ...right?.

Now exactly How many city managers have you gone through? four? five? What does it matter?
Well Due to this high turnover rate; Moody's downgraded the $226 million in city obligations from "stable" to "negative." The reason: "turnover in key city managerial positions at this time of fiscal instability."

Your Budget - violating your own hiring freeze

So let’s talk about your budget... where you violated your own hiring freeze.

Hiring a woman at $76,000 for to be a "Special Projects Assistant" or a guy with a high school diploma being paid $80K per year


First Hiring a women at $76,000 for to be a "Special Projects Assistant" for the grant office, (for that rate you could have given out 3 more grants a year; to help small business at $25k a piece) and to hire a guy with only a high-school diploma, at $80k per year as "quality assurance manager" for the IT department? Really? 

You couldn't find someone with suitable degree's for these great paying positions? 

Hiring more assistants at your administration and laid off jobs in other departments

Or what about the 5 assistants your administration has hired adding another 1/4 million a year at least to the budget, while forcing layoffs in other departments?

Hid $6million in "Creative Accounting"

And you talked about the 56 million in reserves... when you hid a $6 million short fall with "Creative accounting". 

Sir, you should not have fired Mr. Iqwe.

No one held accountable for the 7 civilians killed in black communities. Paid 400k Bribe


Then with Exposito, you allow him to stay amid his disgraceful appearances on reality tv, hold NO ONE accountable for the 7 civilians killed in black communities by law enforcement officers; Then, you offer him a 400K bribe to leave


- only to have him voted out by the commission? Not politically motivated?

Now I see you've been spending OUR money on YOUR legal defences .. roughly 3/4 of a million - at last count; and that was over 2 years ago.

Cameras - violation of privacy, paying Gutierrez $152k per month 

How do I trust you now, with your red light cameras, which is an unconstitutional violation of privacy and development of a surveillance state with no proper authorization or vote by the public... It must have been pretty awesome for Gutierrez to secure that $152k/MONTH contract for American traffic solutions. I wonder how much your friend was able to get you in campaign contributions for the deal. Care to comment?

Misusing your position, as well as your city backed credit card. How much does it take a week to fill your SUV?

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2011-07-28/news/recall-tomas-regalado/full/



Questions:
·        Now, How much money DID you get from Billboard companies

·        How much did your daughter's campaign for School Board receive? 

·        Is it true that the attorney for the billboard promoter wrote the new billboard law inside the Mayor's office?

 I observed the City Commissioners approved the illegal billboards- and 
you go as far as to sell space on the City of Miami Police Department building to the billboard company?
Really? 
Is that behavior in the best interest of our city?

Let's talk gambling Machine Lobbyists 

Gambling 
machine lobbyists give money to your campaign, and your daughter's campaign for School Board. 
Yes or no? 

Then you pass a law making the illegal machines- legal, and try to prevent the Chief of Police from confiscating the machines? This is ethical?

So tell me Mr. mayor, What HAVE you done about the maquinta machines? 

How much revenue will we lose from the un-taxed 78 million dollar a year industry?

Let's talk about Armando Gutierrez who gets land deal after donating to you and your daughter's campaign


Armando Gutierrez, was a part of both you and your daughter's campaign and I am made to understand that he gets a sweetheart land deal for his client Rusty Pelican after they donate to both the campaigns... That's not cronyism?


You claim to be working for the benefit of seniors, and your base of support is obviously the elderly Cuban exile community... Yes, these constituents are very important, and seniors need and deserve our help as a city. That's why I'm happy to support someone WHO ACTUALLY WORKS with seniors on a day to day basis.

But I ask you, what about the rest of us? My baby

The Stadium Project vs The Harbor Project - Who runs this city, You? or Diaz?

You mentioned you were the sole vote against the stadium project, and even go as far as to say the tax payers were raped in the deal (one of the few statements you've made that I can agree with) but...

How are you trying to re coup that money for the city?
You're going to say you oppose that deal, yet you support the Harbor project in the grove? 

Who really runs this city? You or Diaz? How much will the harbor deal REALLY cost tax payers? Were is the environmental assessment and public debate?

http://www.thecrespogramreport.com/Site_10/KEEP_BENDING_OVER_MIAMI.html

Lying about your assets 


I think the 
$1000 slap on the wrist for violating ethics and LYING about your assets didn't do enough to wake you up to the fact that; we Miami-ans are sick of your cronyism and contributions to a culture of corruption in our city. 

Miami YOU deserve a Mayor who is not tainted by the filth and corruption of Miami Politics.


Support someone who doesn't have a history of lying and misleading the public, someone who is concerned about the health and welfare of all the people of Miami and not just his supporters. 

Make that change on November 5th. For yourself, your family and your Miami. 

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.” ... Gandhi