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NUMBER 19 - FEBRUARY 1, 2019

EVERY DAY IS A GOOD DAY TO FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST JOE CAROLLO

REMEMBER LAST YEAR WHEN COMMISSIONER "SELLOUT" RUSSELL TRIED TO CLAIM HE WAS CLUELESS ABOUT THE PLASTIC GRASS THAT SHOWED UP ON THE SWALE ALONG BRICKELL AVENUE? WOULD IT SURPRISE YOU TO LEARN THAT HE LIED, AND THAT THERE IS NOW PROOF THAT HE DID SO?

It was one of the dumber things that occurred last year. Planting fake, plastic grass on the swale along Brickell Avenue.  People got pissed, staged protests and show up at City Hall to demand being told who came up with the idea, and who was going to stop it.

Given that Brickell Avene is in Commissioner "Sellout" Russell's district, all eyes focused on him.

In turn, Russell, who's been known to lie, told a whopper, which was reported in the Miami Herald story, this way:

          “I’m not trying to get in a fight with the mayor over this

          Issue but it’s my understanding a couple residents went to

          him, this got approved and it never came to my office,”

          Russell said. “It’s a very big expense and I think it’s a big

          waste of money. You did it with good intentions that the

          neighbors are not going to thank you for. It’s going to look

          bad for us as a city and as elected [leaders] and in the

          end we may end up having to rip it out based on the

          consensus of the neighbors. This will get louder and louder,

          I guarantee you.”

A lot of folks didn't believe him then when he claimed that he was never informed about this deal, but given how quickly he agreed to take the side of his constituents, many of those same people were willing to ignore the possibility that he had lied to them.

Unbeknownst to folks, the claims that Russell made about not being informed served as an alarm to Alan Dodd, the Director of Public Works who did what a lot of other folks in the city are going to need to start doing: he wrote a detailed memo describing the entire process that led to the fake grass being planted on Brickell Avenue, and included all of the times that Commissioner "Sellout" and/or his office had been informed or included in the process.

Here is that memo.

Russell is beginning to crank up his run for reelection, and there are no telling how many lies he will tell between now and November, but his lying about being left out of the process on this fake grass issue should be of concern to the folks on Brickell Avenue because it was both flagrant and indicative of the fact that Commissioner "Sellout" has no trouble looking folks in the face and lying to them.

Given what lies ahead for the city and especially the Brickell and downtown area regarding sea level rise, putting your faith in someone who's already lied to you should make you think twice about reelecting him

It's time to consider finding a candidate who won't!

Miro Complaint #2 by on Scribd

Motion for Summary Judgment... by on Scribd

While a judge currently has a motion for attorneys fees and court costs related to the previous lawsuit that former Carollo staff member Steven Miro filed against Carollo for his failure to comply with a public records request, that might normally be considered enough of a warning not to continue refusing to comply with these requests.

Not when it comes to Carollo. He doesn't believe is obeying the law, and so Miro has filed a 2nd lawsuit.  It too deals with Carollo's continuing refusal to provide public records.

ON ANOTHER LEGAL FRONT, CHALK AIRLINES HAS FILED FOR A SUMMARY JUDGMENT AGAINST THE CITY OVER THEIR DISPUTED WATSON ISLAND LEASE

The summary judgment motion has some interesting revelations about how the city operates, and worth pouring a cup of your favorite beverage while you read it.

NUMBER 19 - FEBRUARY 1, 2019

IN WHAT APPEARS TO BE a PRETTY BRAZEN GANGSTER MOVE, LOCAL ATTORNEY ATTORNEY MARCELL FELIPE, HAS MADE A MOVE TO TAKE OVER THE CUBAN MUSEUM, AND WOULDN'T YOU KNOW, SOME OF THE CRESPOGRAM'S USUAL SUSPECTS SEEM TO BE IN CAHOOTS WITH HIM

01.31.19 Complaint by on Scribd

Until a couple hours ago, I had never heard of local attorney Marcell Felipe, but since then I've discovered that he is one of the owners of AmericaTeve - Joe Carollo's latest playmates - and according to his bio on the website of the Inspire American Foundation, he is the founder and leader of this group, and has had a long history in Cuban exile politics, including being a member of the Cuban American Foundation, which he left to form the Inspire American Foundation. Among an interesting collection of Cubans on this board is none other than Tomas Regalado, whose "wife" Anna Christina Carrodeguas is now playing a supporting role in the efforts by Felipe to dislodge some of the current board members of the Cuban Foundation along with it's Executive Director and its Design and Media Director.

This is where Ana Christina Carrodeguas comes in, Marcell Felipe at a news conference yesterday introduced Carrodeguas as the new Design and Media Director. I wonder if she'll get a new batch of Keys To The City to passout.

In any event, if you, like me, read the Herald version of events, you probably came away confused over what was it with the allegations that Felipe had broken into the museum over the weekend, and the claims that he was trying to force out board members illegally.

Well, below is a copy of the lawsuit seeking an injunction against Marcell Felipe and his clique from trying to do what they want, and if the facts are correct, then this is a pretty brazen scheme on Felipe's part to pull a banana republic gangster move on a museum about Cuban history - a country with a long history of brazen cuban gangster moves having been perpetrated by various dictators.

I will refrain from commenting further on this deal and ask that you read the copy of the complaint and motion for an injunction, because I got a feeling that this is going to turn out to be a real clusterfuck of a story that ends up involving a whole lot of people who'd rather not be exposed, and once again revealing that this is indeed the city of,

It's Miami, Bitches!