Re. E: Pure, unadulterated posturing. They should have gotten super tough when the sweetheart contract was approved. Regalado says now he didn't notice. The guy is going to get paid because too often the city commission looks the other way or is too busy handing out the same kind of sweetheart deals to their friends and associates BUT now is going to cost us the legal fees. That's fantastic. Regalado's "the people of Miami can't take another scandal" really means "the commissioners of Miami, especially the ones with mayoral aspirations such as myself, can't let this happen quietly without appearing we are though on corruption"Re. A: The guy saying "avoid Citizens if you can"; what world is he living in? You can't avoid Citizen's because nobody else will write wind policies. We will continue shouldering the risk unless the Legislature and Christ grow a pair and force insurance companies to write wind policies if they want to write car and life policies in FL.BTW, in further proof that having online comments in the Herald is just giving nuts access to an audience previously insulated by the letters editor, some idiot has been saying for a while "grow plant and vegetables and prepare to live off the land". Paranoia with a bullhorn. Isn't the internet wonderful.
E- This will cost the City twice as much, probably more, to defend. Posturing or not, it is the right thing to do, in principle. But, like any good deed, this one will more than likely get punished.It is funny that Regalado, the chronic lone dissenter on the commission, missed this little nugget in the contract. I guess a watching dog falls asleep now and again.
The interesting thing is that after Cesar Odio et. al., those contracts should have had ironclad clauses preventing this. There's no excuse for the city missing this. Dollars to donuts Jorge Fernandez wanted it removed and they went along.
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