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Miami Lakes votes to pay former Mayor Michael Pizzi $1.7 million for legal fees

Posted by on Jun 14, 2024 in Fresh Colada, Manny Cid, Miami Lakes politics, Michael Pizzi, News | 0 comments

In what could seem like a hasty and behind-closed-doors decision, the Miami Lakes Council agreed to pay former Mayor Michael Pizzi — who was arrested in 2013 on federal bribery charges but acquitted a year later — for $1.7 million for the legal fees he incurred in his defense.

Wasn’t this supposed to come back for a hearing with public input?

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Coral Gables Mayor Vince Lago attacks colleagues, manager in citywide email

Posted by on Jun 13, 2024 in Ariel Fernandez, Coral Gables politics, Fresh Colada, News, Vince Lago | 0 comments

The political war in Coral Gables has just gone nuclear.

Mayor Vince Lago, who has been spiraling, having public meltdowns and is now under investigation for allegedly assaulting the city manager during a meeting earlier this week, sent his usual email newsletter Thursday — and used it to refute any wrongdoing and lash out at the manager, his colleagues, city employees and the media.

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Pensions, homeless, Bayfront Park on agenda for Miami City Commission

Posted by on Jun 13, 2024 in Fresh Colada, Homeless, Joe Carollo, Manolo Reyes, Miguel Gabela, News | 0 comments

At first blush, it may seem like Thursday’s Miami City Commission meeting is a sleeper, especially compared to recent meetings. Nothing on LED billboards. Nothing on redistricting.

But a closer look at the agenda reveals a bunch of items that have the potential to blow up.

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Forum for two Dems running in CD27 primary against Maria Elvira Salazar

Posted by on Jun 12, 2024 in Congressional District 27, Fresh Colada, Lucia Baez-Geller, Maria Elvira Salazar, Mike Davey, News | 0 comments

Two Democrats who want to face Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar in District 27 this November will be at a forum on Thursday sponsored by the Democrats of South Dade Club.

The August 27 primary will pit former Key Biscayne Mayor Mike Davey, an employment attorney, against Miami-Dade School Board Member Lucia Baez Geller, a former high school English teacher.

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Miami voters polled on strong mayor issue — and First Lady Gloria Suarez

Posted by on Jun 4, 2024 in Francis Suarez, Fresh Colada, News | 0 comments

A mobile text poll of likely voters in the city of Miami Monday not only gauged the appetite for having another ballot question on a strong mayor form of government, which failed miserably in 2018, but also for a charter change to increase the number of commissioners on the dais from five to seven.

It also tested the favorability of Gloria Suarez, wife to Miami Mayor Francis Suarez.

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