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(Stephanie Kienzle) You would think the UNIONS haven’t been smacked down enough, but just in case anyone believes they are still relevant, have a dose of this. Just posted on The Miami Herald’s website is Miami-Dade County Commission backs mayor’s budget and reorganization plans (http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/23/v-fullstory/2421875/miami-dade-county-commission-backs.html).
Mayor Gimenez vowed to reform the county government, and I’ll be darned if he isn’t doing just that.
Just like our North Miami Beach Mayor George Vallejo promised that the passing of our city budget was just the beginning in a long process of reforming our local government, the Miami Herald article states, “Gimenez said Friday’s early morning vote represents a beginning, not a culmination, of his push to reform county government.” The Herald also quoted him as saying, “It’s just another step in a long process.”
Unlike our Council, which passed our budget by a 4-3 vote, Mayor Gimenez had a consensus. While I’m sure there were some Commissioners who weren’t too happy about it, they knew that supporting their Mayor was more important than their own personal agendas. They also knew how important it was to show a united front in order to instill public confidence.
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