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Night Crawler Donating Member (94 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 09:22 PM
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Miami-Dade County Mayor Is Removed (republiscum)
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Source: NT TIMES Online

HIALEAH, Fla. Mayor Carlos Alvarez of Miami-Dade County was removed in a recall election on Tuesday as voters punished him for raising property taxes and increasing the salaries of his closest aides at the height of the recession.

Walking out of polling stations, irate voters said Mr. Alvarezs greatest offense was his effrontery: Two years ago, with Miami sinking under foreclosures and a housing bust, he called on residents and county workers in a speech to brace themselves for tough times. But he gave his own top aides hefty raises, including his former chief of staff whose salary climbed to $206,783 from $185,484.

Last year, he pushed through a budget that raised property taxes for 40 percent of homeowners, despite plummeting property values, to avoid laying off firefighters and other public employees. Yet, most county workers are getting raises this year.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/16/us/16miami.html



Looks like he pissed off the wrong billionaire too.
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