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Justin McCarthy 

From:  reinaldovaldes9@gmail.com  
Sent:  Friday, March 23, 2012 11:47  
To:  Carswell, Amy (Advocacy)  
Subject:  Fw: POLITICO Breaking News  

Sent from BlackBerry the MetroPCS Network 

Subject: POLITICO Breaking News POLITICO Breaking News 
President Barack Obama weighed Friday the shooting unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, calling national tragedy -and saying that reminded him his own children. 
"When think about this boy, think about own kids," Obama said Rose Garden remarks. "And think every parent America should able understand why absolutely imperative that investigate every aspect this. And that everybody pull together. 
"But main message the parents ofTrayvon Martin. You know, ifl had son, he'd look like Trayvon," Obama said. "All Americans are going take this with the seriousness deserves." 
For more information ... unsubscribe, 

Justin McCarthy 

From:  muhammed malik   
Sent:  Friday, March 23, 2012 3:46  
To:  undisclosed-recipients  
Subject:  RADIO AFTERMATH: "Do Right Trayvon Martin Us"  

AFTERMATH: RIGHT TRAYVON 

how firearms instructors his circle colleagues would never call Zimmerman did justifiable force infamous stand your ground law and how it's completely inapplicable this instance. get LIVE call from 

tells about the viral media bring Trayvon's story the masses. the past year we've heard lot bad things about the banks and their role our country's financial crisis, 

but what people the inside think about the whole thing? 
Guerrero tell about his loan officer Wells and how saw the focus shift from helping people buy homes and start businesses squeezing money out unsuspecting customers. also tells about the opposition faced when attempted speak out against his employer's crooked practices. Finally talk former 

Paul Christopherson about his book, and the lies that 

are preventing people from attaining the American Dream and what believes needs done change things. 

*Martin Luther King: "Injustice Anywhere Threat Justice Everywhere!" 

From:  (Office the Mayor) Office Communications   
Sent:  Friday, April 27, 2012 10:03  
To:  (Office the Mayor) Office Communications  
Subject:  Daily and Weekly Clips for Thursday, April 26, 2012 and Friday, April 27, 2012  
Attachments:  Clips April 26, 2012.pdf  

*Please advised that some the articles, images, and/or videos posted the daily e-clips may contain inappropriate matter that comes from independent websites that change their content daily basis. The views expressed the independent websites are not reflection Miami-Dade County's opinions and/or policies. 
The Miami Herald 
Miami considers selling advertising space public buildings, fire hydrants, rights-of-way 

Fresh off controversy over its preliminary approval electronic billboards that Miami-Dade County says are illegal, the city Miami has set off new flap gets set consider opening the public streets and sidewalks revenue-producing ads -on everything from lamp posts fire hydrants, public buildings, fences and highway supports. 
Settlement clears way for PortMiami dredging work 

PortMiami's controversial "Deep Dredge" appears back schedule -but with additional $2.3 million Biscayne Bay restoration and monitoring projects added the million price tag. 
Miami-Dade Mayor Gimenez says fleet reduction led stockpiling new, unused vehicles 

Miami-Dade County has been stockpiling vehicles for five years because administrators bought hundreds vehicles 2006 -and then decided year later drastically reduce the size the county fleet, leaving scores new and surplus vehicles gathering dust. 
Stadium closed over safety violations 
miamiherald. html group young ballplayers living the Homestead baseball stadium have been relocated after fire inspectors discovered the stadium's fire sprinkler and alarm systems don't work. Nuevo Herald 
Piden debatir nuevo compra autos del Condado Miami-Dade presidente Comisi6n del Condado Miami-Dade, Joe Martinez, dijo miercoles que solicitara nuevo debate para ratificar cancelar una millonaria compra 121 patrullas tras descubrirse que centenares vehiculos nuevos permanecieron abandonados por varios aiios edificio 2007 administraci6n del Condado Miami-Dade emprendi6 programa reducci6n flota vehicular con retiro casi millar unidades. Sin embargo, vez, recibieron 908 vehlculos que hablan sido ordenados ano anterior, indic6 jueves informe condal. 
Sun-Sentinel 

South Florida Business Journal 
PortMiami dredge opposition dropped after .4M agreement 

Environmental opposition the PortMiami dredge project has been withdrawn pending approval million agreement. 
MIA ranks 10th among America's best airports 

The list compiled through survey results from Travel Leisure readers various aspects the airport. 
The Journal Commerce 

Miami Settles Environmental Objections Dredging 
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced that pending approval the Board County Commissioners, the county had reached agreement with the Tropical Audubon Society, Biscayne Bay Waterkeepers and county resident, Dan Kipnis. 
CBS 
Miami's Airport Lands Travel Magazine's Ten Best List 

The readers Travel and Leisure magazine have named Miami International Airport one the ten best the nation. 

Deal With Environmental Groups Clears Way For "Big Dredge" dredging plan considered critical for the economic future PortMiami will allowed move forward Miami-Dade commissioners approve agreement satisfying the objections organizations who wanted the plan blocked. 
NBC 
Cargo Plane With Blown Out Tire Lands Safely Miami International Airport: Officials 

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Thursday said cargo plane with blown out tire landed safely Miami International Airport. 
Miami-Dade Police Arrest Domestic Violence Operation 

149048085.html Three dozen individuals were arrested Wednesday Miami-Dade Police part city-wide effort reduce the number domestic violence offenders the streets. 
Protesters: Investigation Into Firefighter's Trayvon Martin Comment Moving Too Slow 

Demonstrators gathered outside the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue headquarters Wednesday protest the pace investigation into firefighter's comments over the Trayvon Martin shooting made his personal Facebook page. 
WSVN County news 
Local 
County vehicle report released after Local investigation 

The mayor said there are total 157 vehicles the Earlington Heights Metrorail Garage, and those vehicles will deployed the immediate future. 
Miami-Dade Now 

Miami-Dade Ahora 

The Maritime Executive 
Environmentalists Drop Lawsuit Against Port Miami Deep Dredge 

Following five-month legal battle, environmentalists have lightened their protesting over the plan deepen the Port Miami using explosive charges. 
WEEKLY CLIPS 
The Miami New Times 
Barbara Jordan's Sister Who Defrauded the County Her Campaign Payroll 

sister who 

For Barbara Jordan, blood thicker than water. How else can the Miami-Dade County commissioner 

justify the $5,000 her reelection campaign paid the company owned her sister Sandy Walker, once-powerful lobbyist who five years ago pleaded guilty defrauding the county? 

After five-month legal standoff over controversial plan deepen the Port Miami using explosive charges, environmentalists have relented. Three groups opposed the project have dropped their lawsuit exchange for legal fees and the establishment .31 million trust fund mitigate effects the deep dredge. 

Carlos Miller isn't shy about his M.O. --he believes photographers have the right photograph police the job, and he's more than willing get arrested prove his point. 
South Dade News Leader County news 
South Florida Times 
Greynolds festival rascally 'blue eyed soul' affair 

contenttask=viewid=97971temid=331 

The Miami-Dade Parks 9th Annual Greynolds Park Love-In festival returns with the legendary Felix Cavaliere's Rascals concert Sunday, May from :00 a.m. 6:30 p.m. 
The Miami Times 

Miami-Dade County Fire Captain Brian Beckmann finding the heat County Hall can just hot any fire the field. 

From:  muhammed malik   
Sent:  Wednesday, April 18, 2012 4:34  
To:  undisclosed-recipients  
Subject: you know Marissa Alexander? think you two should meet  

Tonight 7PM! We're covering major topics. Tune in! 

defending herself while not hurting anyone? We'll talk Marissa's ex-husband and current advocate Lincoln Alexander and her sister Helena Jenkins. We've got debate between famous economist Marshall Aeurback and American Enterprise Institute's Alex 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 
The other side "Stand Your Ground": The case Marissa Alexander 
[!]-
TONIGHT! 7pm EST 
CLICK HERE LISTEN LIVE! listen locally 880 (Miami) Marissa Alexander "stood her ground," then why she jail? 
While the debate about Florida's Justifiable Force (aka "Stand Your Ground") law rages on, the debate seems missing the story what happens people that really feel that they must use force defend 
themselves. One those people Marissa Alexander. The 31-year-old mother sitting jail cell Duval County, the same county where Angela Corey (Trayvon Martin's "special prosecutor") heads the local State Attorney's office. Although Marissa didn't hurt kill anyone, has documented history being victim domestic violence and was lawful gun owner, she faces years prison for what she claims was warning shot defend herself against abuser. mother three really about prison for years for defending herself while not hurting anyone? Find out our show tonight talk Marissa's ex-husband and current advocate Lincoln Alexander and her sister Helena Jenkins. You can also check the Change.org petition here. the rich pay their fair share taxes? not, should they? 

This week tax week, and one those times that. are reminded just how much pay 
taxes. Congress almost voted the "Buffet rule" this week, inspired billionaire Warren Buffet's plea his rich friends pay little more what they owe. But the rich really skirt their responsibilities? they really pay their fair share? Find out talk friend the show, economist Marshall Auerback and well the American Enterprise Institute's Alex Brill. Remembering the Oil Spill 
This week marks the two-year anniversary the British Petroleum Oil Spill. And while most Floridians are happy that they don't have swim sludge, aren't quite sure what the long term impacts the spill will be. Join talk Dr. Doug Inkley, Wildlife Biologist and friend the show Captain Dan Kipnis look the long term impacts. 

You know the rules ... tune in! call in! Let's Talk About It! 
TONIGHT! 7pm EST 

CLICK HERE LISTEN LIVE! listen locally 880 (Miami) 

Justin McCarthy 

From:  OUR Homes, Inc.   
Sent:  Saturday, April 21, 2012 8:40  
To:  newsdesk@wplg.com; Jennifer Caminas; wfornews@wfor.cbs.com; WSVN Gigi Tinsley;  
Carswell, Amy (Advocacy); Marilla, Laura (Advocacy); Morisseau, Yvans (Advocacy);  
julia daniel; Boone, Retha (Advocacy); Binns, Basil (DIST3); Nikita Ivory; Richard  
(Commissioner District Dunn  
Cc:  PSN-South Florida; Brian Dennis; Harris Jr., Edward (DIST7); Teddy  
curleyshouseinc@yahoo.com; Anthony Whitfield; mysistahshand2hold@yahoo.com;  
ronald.fultonOOl@mymdc.net; VICTOR WOODS  
Subject: SideWALK Stroller Session Social Profiling WAAIVE /OUR HOMES  

W.A.A.L V.E Education Advocacy and *REACH 
Midday Afternoon Engagement Stephen Clark Government Center 
111 1st Street, West Court 
Miami Florida 33127 

Monday 4-23-12 12-4pm 
presents 
"Day Awakening" OUR DESTINY: 1st Side WALK Stroller's Session 
GUEST SPEAKERS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP FOR PARENTS featuring 
Speaker Victor Woods, 

"Ruthless Relentless ... Never Give Community Based Response Miami Dad County Fire Captain 

Beckerman Facebook Response reference Trayvon Martin. 

 
.Whats under aYour Hoodie? 
The issue Trust and Concern for the women whom are served has been aroused the social 
profiling statement made openly public Public Official about class people and their children. this trend fear being felt public servant about the taxpayers and citizens oath serve, whether walking driving black hoodies? 

Rally and Network with advocates and program service providers African American and Inner 
City Mothers and Children any other hoodie mothers, concerned mothers murdered children will attendance, women, parents rights organization, positive action groups, womens health experts, and student organizations and you are invited. 

Come hear, speak, and share your resources, Invite young man with Resume for South Florida 
Workforce invite come and share lunch. 

Social Economic Justice and Ethical Solutions About Racial Profiling Youth 

"WE ARE ALL TRA YVON and MOTHERS" 

Justin McCarthy 
From: Sent: To: 
Cc: 

Subject: 
Anthony Whitfield  
Sunday, April 22, 2012 11:39 

newsdesk@wplg.com; Jennifer Caminas; wfornews@wfor.cbs.com; WSVN Gigi Tinsley; Carswell, Amy (Advocacy); Morilla, Laura (Advocacy); Morisseau, Yvans (Advocacy); julia daniel; Boone, Retha (Advocacy); Binns, Basil (DIST3); Nikita Ivory; Richard (Commissioner District Dunn II; Inc.OUR Homes 
PSN-South Florida; Brian Dennis; Harris Jr., Edward (DIST7); Teddy 
curleyshouseinc@yahoo.com; mysistahshand2hold@yahoo.com; ronald.fultonOOl 
@mymdc.net; VICTOR WOODS SideWALK Stroller Session Social Profiling WAAIVE /OUR HOMES 
Midday Afternoon Engagement @Stephen Clark Government Center 111 1st Street, West Court 
Miami Florida 33127 

Monday 4-23-12 12-4pm 
presents 
"Day Awakening" OUR DESTINY: 1st Side WALK Stroller's Session 
GUEST SPEAKERS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP FOR PARENTS 
featuring 
Speaker Victor Woods, Community Based Response Miami Dad County Fire Captain 
Beckerman Facebook Response reference Trayvon Martin. 
Whats under Your Hoodie? 
The question was asked how change the history our failing community. Many people have come with ideas, but there still are many more people that need touched. pondered over the recent amount killings, and corruption Miami Baltimore, came the understanding that the change must come within. You have fix the mind before you can bestow the blessing. Until you fix the mind everything that give will fall hollow ground. the communities mind change then the major problems that have will have decreased over 50%. 
With the recent amount problems that the city Miami-Dade fire chief has brought our attention has really taken overboard. Capt. 

Beckmann's remarks were very much out frustration, and heaviness that Mr. Zimmerman was charged, and without thinking wrote these words the world. 
"Listening Prosecutor Corey blow herself and her staff for five minutes before pre-passing judgment George Zimmerman. The state seeks reelection again, truth aside. 

and .coworkers could rewrie the book whether our urban youths are victims racist profiling products of their failed, sh*tbag, ignorant, pathetic, welfare dependent excuses for parents, but like Mrs. Corey, speak only the truth. They're just misunderstood little church going angels and the ghetto hoodie look doesn't have anything with why peop.le wonder they're about get jacked thug." 

Capt. Beckmann's comments damaged public trust. The community within his area influence now forced question his ability provide safety and security all residents regardless race, ethnicity, and religion. Beckmann caused this problem when decided post, for public view, his incendiary remarks. These same attitudes can result racial profiling which, we've seen with George Zimmerman, can have tragic consequences. Brian 
Beckmann's blatant racism should not unpunished. MUST removed from his position within Miami-Dade's fire department. more are coming together lose our voice, have vision that with the legislation's help, will able reach the hearts the community-based projects. Our first priorities are the removal Capt. Beckmann's position. The second able use the community relation board liaison between the defendant and the community ensure justice obtains any case. The third priority able create place and training program for the youth stay off the streets. Basketball, fishing, camping, training, motivation, and discipline will enforced into the youth. with sincere apology that this letter had written, but enough enough. time for the nation move pass the stereo-type thinking and come together for the betterment all people. 
WHITFIELD 

Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God. 

Justin McCarthy 

From:  Victores, Yaniris (Office the Chair)   
Sent:  Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:41  
Subject:  E-clips -Thursday, April 19, 2012  

Thursday, April 19, 2012 
CBS 
New Norwegian Cruise Ship Call PortMiami Home 

West Miami Man Dies Police Custody, Family Wants Answers 

://miami .cbslocal .com/2012/04/ /west-m iam i-ma n-d ies-i 
Mayor Weighs Controversial Trayvon Martin Facebook Comments 

Whooping Cough Confirmed Miami-Dade, Monroe Counties 

Northwest Miami-Dade Business Goes Flames 

Dade Firefighter's Facebook Post Trayvon Martin Sparks Firestorm 

NBC6 
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Battles Warehouse Blaze 

Protest Against Firefighter Who Made Trayvon Martin Case Facebook Comment acebook-Com ment-14 7898515. html 

WSVN7 
Norwegian Getaway docks Port Miami 

Crews put out warehouse fire 

Multi-car crash sends hospital 
Protesters want fire captain punished 

Local Pelicans released back into wild 

Miami-Dade County cars sit idle 

Miami-Dade turn strip malls into green space 

Miami Herald 

Miami-Dade Charter Review Task Force hold first meeting 

Large Miami-Dade warehouse complex burns three-alarm fire Nuevo Herald 
Comisi6n llega acuerdo sobre contrato MIA 

Fallece honorable jueza Margarita Esquiroz  

Carlos Gimenez anuncia recortes beneficios funcionarios 
Diario las Americas 
Regresan fondos federales transporte Miami-Dade 

Norwegian tendra puerto Miami 

Falleci6 jueza cubanoamericana Margarita Esquiroz 

Univision 
Chapisteria Calle consumida por fuego 
http://univision23.univision.com/videos/video/201 2-04-1 8/chapisteria-en-la-77-calle 
Other Media Sources 
New judge preside over Zimmerman case 

Protestors Want Florida Disciplined for Trayvon Martin Posting 

Yaniris "Chiqui" Victores 
Board County Commissioners Media Division 
111 1st Street, Suite 250 
Miami, 33128 
305-375-3778 
305-342-9834 cell 
Fax: 305-372-6173 

Justin McCarthy 

From:  messages-noreply@bounce.linkedin.com behalf Linkedln Updates  
  
Sent:  Thursday, April 19, 2012 8:59  
To:  Carswell, Amy (Advocacy)  
Subject:  Linkedln Network Updates, 4/19/2012  

Linkedln 

Network Updates, Apr Apr
Featured Updates 

Gilbert Squires, P.E., Esq., Fellow CCA now connected Geneth Bell and other people 
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Connect with them see what they're REED Historic Rally named "VICTORY CELEBRATION TRAYVON MARTIN!!!", postponed and reschedule1 from 
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Real estate investors seeking rent out single-family homes would wise head South Florida, released today CoreLogic shows. Capitalization Rates for single-family homes that are rented out. 

Maribel Balbin, LEED Green Associate hascreated event. Women Voters Annual 
May 2012 -Coral Reef Yacht Club 

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From:  muhammed malik   
Sent:  Friday, April 20, 2012 1:02  
To:  undisclosed-recipients  
Subject:  Marissa Alexander Jailed Years for Standing Her Ground Against Abuser?  

Read this just published op-ed Organize-Upgrade. Check our clips from our radio show earlier this week. spoke the former husband sister marissa. 

Will Marissa Alexander Years for Her Ground 

 Written Subhash Kateel 
 
Friday, April 2012 05:13 

Florida still raw from the death Trayvon Martin, new incident injustice may unfolding few hours away Jacksonville, Florida, the home district Angela Corey, the "special" prosecutor Trayvon's case. slight twist irony, the "stand your ground" (or more properly "justifiable use force") statutes are also being invoked this case, except alleged victim domestic violence that says she was defending herself against abusive husband. 
Her name Marissa Alexander. speak, she sits jail cell Jacksonville awaiting potential sentence years prison for what she claims was self-defense. However, unlike the Trayvon Martin case almost any other case that would elicit 20-year sentence; Marissa didn't kill anyone even hurt anyone. She seems have simply fired weapon into the air what commonly know "warning shot" repel her 
husband. But that didn't stop jury Jacksonville from 
her aggravated assault with deadly weapon. 
Marissa Alexander now years old and mother three. August 2010, she had just given birth premature baby. While the baby was still the hospital, she was embroiled heated argument with her husband, man she claims abused her several times, even during her pregnancy. told her ex-husband and 
current advocate Lincoln Alexander our 
her husband physically confronted her while she was the bathroom. While the bathroom, her husband also reportedly threw cellphone her. Marissa then 

attempted leave the house through the garage, when the garage door wouldn't open, she took legally owned gun from her car's glove compartment and went back upstairs. 

When she went upstairs, she was face face with her husband and two his children. When police arrived the scene, Marissa's husband claimed that Marissa pointed her gun him and his children. Marissa's family contends that her husband lunged her saying, going kill you." that point, Marissa fired warning shot into the ceiling, action that caused her husband leave the house. Two points are not dispute, Marissa never fired more than one shot and one was injured the incident. 
Beyond this, the 
even those sympathetic the case, have focused more the "stand your ground" and 

"he said/she said" aspects the case and have largely ignored the most damning piece evidence: November 22, 2010 sworn deposition from Maiissa's husband/" crime victim"/alleged abuser (found here here). the 66-page document, not only admits abusing her least five times, also affirms that Marissa never pointed the gun him his children and that did walk toward her before she shot the air and began "cursing" her. Some the most chilling admissions from her husband are made page reference his state mind during their August 2010 encounter: just don't know what would have happened. kids wouldn't have been there, probably would have put hands her." 
"Probably hit her. got five baby mamas and put hand every last one them except one." physically abused them; physically, emotionally, you know, it's like ... Me, the way was with women, they was like they had walk eggshells around me. You know, they never knew what was thinking ... what might ... hit them, push them." unclear those newly acquainted with the case whether not jury ever heard read those words from the deposition. also unclear her husband ever recanted those statements court. But even for legal minds that acquired their knowledge through watching  Law and Order, does seem clear that her husband's admissions raise enough reasonable doubt that she did nothing wrong. you look Florida's 

force" (what now know "stand your ground") statutes, the intro basically says all: 
"776.012 person justified using force, except deadly force, against another when and the extent that the person reasonably believes that such conduct necessary defend himself herself another against the other's imminent use unlawful force." 
Judging her husband's own statements, believed had the potential use "imminent force" against Marissa. According the law, Marissa had right her own home and had "duty retreat." For some reason, the jury chose convict her and Monday she may sentenced some serious time prison. According some 
following the case, the punishment for her crime, which amounts deadly assault ceiling paint, punishable mandatory minimum sentence years prison! not insignificant that the this case work under the supervision Angela Corey, the "special" 

prosecutor Trayvon Martin's case. The fact that she has received decent amount praise for her role that case presents even mor puzzling picture the role her office has played the prosecution Marissa Alexander. 
But Marissa's family and her supportive ex-husband/advocate/friend have ensured that this case receives more 
attention. Currently, there 

petition for her circulating around the country. Wednesday, her 
family hit the airwaves, winning the attention Michael Baisden (and extension, Sharpton) even making pit stop show. For those that watched Trayvon Martin's case closely, this case deserves 

the same amount scrutiny, thoughts and action. collectively ensure that laws not victimize the very people are told they are made protect. 
Don't forget sign the 
petition here, and tune our interview with Marissa's family here. You 

can also catch our show every Wednesday 7pm. 

Justin McCarthy 

From:  BRAD BROWN   
Sent:  Thursday, April 19, 2012 4:07  
To:  jabaribrad@aol.com  
Subject:  NAACP Branch Meeting  

NAACP Branch meeting. April 23, 2012 7:00 p.m. Victor Curry Christian Community Empowerment Center New Birth Baptist Church East Campus the Sanctuary, 13230 7th Avenue. 
Draft PROGRAM: Update and action items re: racist facebook page post Miami Dade Fire Dept. Captain -presenter Captain Faye Davis Review legal aspects Trayvon Martin's trial= Presenter Att. Chris Benjamin NAACP Vice President 
School Prison Pipeline Issues Vice President and Fl. NAACP Education Chair Dr. Shirley Johnson and Miami NAACP Education Chair Dannie McMillan 
Voter registration efforts, check your voter registration, update needed, register for vote mail, know the new rules, Attn. Kishasha Sharpe Miami Dade Civic Engagement Director and Ebony Jackson, Youth Council Advisor and Youth Council members 

Justin McCarthy 

From:  BRAD BROWN   
Sent:  Thursday, April 19, 2012 4:27  
To:  Carswell, Amy (Advocacy)  
Subject:  Re: Address NAACP Branch Meeting  

yes that the street address although what 7th the Parking lot front the church building you turn west 132nd and first buildiong left doors face 132nd 

-----Original Message----
From: Carswell, Amy (Advocacy) (Advocacy)  To: BRAD BROWN  
Sent: Thu, Apr 19, 2012 4:23 
Subject: Address NAACP Branch Meeting the address correct: 7th Avenue 
From: Carswell, Amy (Advocacy) 
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 4:14 To: 'BRAD BROWN' 
Subject: RE: NAACP Branch Meeting 
Dr. Brown: 
Looks very interesting. will try attend. Thank you. 
From: BRAD BROWN Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 4:07 
To: 

Subject: NAACP Branch Meeting 
NAACP Branch meeting April 23, 2012 7:00 p.m. Victor Curry Christian Community Empowerment Center New Birth Baptist Church East Campus the Sanctuary, 13230 7th Avenue. 
Draft PROGRAM: 
Update and action items re: racist facebook page post Miami Dade Fire Dept. Captain -presenter Captain Faye Davis 
Review legal aspects Trayvon Martin's trial= Presenter Att. Chris Benjamin NAACP Vice President 
School Prison Pipeline Issues Vice President and Fl. NAACP Education Chair Dr. Shirley Johnson and Miami NAACP Education Chair Dannie McMillan 
Voter registration efforts, check your voter registration, update needed, register for vote mail, know the new rules, Attn. Kishasha Sharpe Miami Dade Civic Engagement Director and Ebony Jackson, Youth Council Advisor and Youth Council members 

Justin McCarthy 

From:  Capp, Larry Dr. (MDCR)   
Sent:  Thursday, April 19, 2012 4:35  
To:  Carswell, Amy (Advocacy)  
Cc:  waiter richardson; BRAD BROWN  
Subject:  FW: NAACP Branch Meeting Amy, Brad, and Dr. Richardson, 
Regarding this meeting, perhaps can have item placed the agenda about the Youth Meeting that was cancelled regarding the Trayvon Martin case. think that meeting should probably held venue other than school DCPS won't have the unilateral power cancel like they did last time. Perhaps the Betty Ferguson Center Miami Gardens will since not far from Carol City High School. Having church might stifle the candor and "flavor" some comments. 
Also Brad, this has not already been considered, would like propose that the Miami-Dade NAACP Chapter considering naming its Youth Council honor Trayvon the Trayvon Martin NAACP Youth Council. This may well motivate many young people channel their energy into advocacy joining the local NAACP and 
actively supporting its work. 
Larry Capp 
From: BRAD BROWN Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 4:07 
To: 

Subject: NAACP Branch Meeting 
NAACP Branch meeting April 23, 2012 7:00 p.m. Victor Curry Christian Community Empowerment Center New Birth Baptist Church East Campus the Sanctuary, 13230 7th Avenue. Draft PROGRAM: 
Update and action items re: racist facebook page post Miami Dade Fire Dept. Captain -presenter Captain Faye Davis 
Review legal aspects Trayvon Martin's trial= Presenter Att. Chris Benjamin NAACP Vice President 
School Prison Pipeline Issues Vice President and Fl. NAACP Education Chair Dr. Shirley Johnson and Miami NAACP Education Chair Dannie McMillan 
Voter registration efforts, check your voter registration, update needed, register for vote mail, know the new rules, Attn. Kishasha Sharpe Miami Dade Civic Engagement Director and Ebony Jackson, Youth Council Advisor and Youth Council members 

Justin McCarthy  

From:  Capp, Larry Dr. (MDCR)   
Sent:  Thursday, April 19, 2012 5:03  
To:  BRAD BROWN  
Cc:  Carswell, Amy (Advocacy); waiter richardson  
Subject:  RE: NAACP Branch Meeting Brad, 
Thanks for your prompt response. The CRB met yesterday and the Youth meeting was presented the NAACP was already co-sponsor, but that was not done formally, will happy propose it. Amy has the details since she was heavily involved the planning. There may some other co-sponsors well. Thanks for forwarding suggestion the appropriate Youth Council reps. course, would have get his parents' blessings well the use his name. 
Larry Capp 
From: BRAD BROWN Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 4:50 To: Capp, Larry Dr. (MDCR) 

Subject: Re: NAACP Branch Meeting 
The Youthn Council separate charter from the Branch would their decision sending your email Dr. Shirley Johnson chair the Branch's Youth Work Committee her daughter Eboney Jackson who the Advisor the Youth Council You could talk with them the meeting but the youth would the finally deciders and they would need run through the Natioanl Office take you are proposing NAACP sponsor thw meeting with CRB. think would great and would include both the adult Branch and the Youth Coucil everyone agrees. You can bring the Branch meeting and then decision would made thye first Mon. May teh Executive Committee meeting. 

Sent: Thu, Apr 19, 2012 4:36 Subject: FW: NAACP Branch Meeting Amy, Brad, and Dr. Richardson, 
Regarding this meeting, perhaps can have item placed the agenda about the Youth Meeting that was cancelled regarding the Trayvon Martin case. think that meeting should probably held venue other than school DCPS won't have the unilateral power cancel like they did last time. Perhaps the Betty Ferguson Center Miami Gardens will since not far from Carol City High School. Having church might stifle the candor and "flavor" some comments. 
Also Brad, this has not already been considered, would like propose that the Miami-Dade NAACP Chapter considering naming its Youth Council honor Trayvon the Trayvon Martin NAACP Youth Council. This may well motivate many young people channel their energy into advocacy joining the local NAACP and actively supporting its work. 
Larry Capp 

From: BRAD BROWN Sent: Thursday, April To: 

Subject: NAACP Branch Meeting 
NAACP Branch meeting April 23, 2012 7:00 p.m. Victor Curry Christian Community Empowerment Center New Birth Baptist Church East Campus the Sanctuary, 13230 7th Avenue. 
Draft PROGRAM: 
Update and action items re: racist facebook page post Miami Dade Fire Dept. Captain -presenter Captain Faye Davis 
Review legal aspects Trayvon Martin's trial= Presenter Att. Chris Benjamin NAACP Vice President 
School Prison Pipeline Issues Vice President and FL NAACP Education Chair Dr. Shirley Johnson and Miami NAACP Education Chair Dannie McMillan 
Voter registration efforts, check your voter registration, update needed, register for vote mail, know the new rules, Attn. Kishasha Sharpe Miami Dade Civic Engagement Director and Ebony Jackson, Youth Council Advisor and Youth Council members 

Justin McCarthy 

From:  waiter richardson   
Sent:  Thursday, April 19, 2012 5:40  
To:  Carswell, Amy (Advocacy)  
Subject:  Re: Speak Out Venue very much like your idea having mr. dixon speak with mr. woodson with attempt secure the carol city high school. think will allow use that venue, and the charges, any, should nominal. 

Sent: Thu, April 19, 2012 5:30:33 
Subject: Speak Out Venue 
Dr. Richardson: agree with Dr. Capp that the Betty Ferguson Center may preferable conducting the event church that not really well located for folks who are not familiar with the area and who may take public transportation (like high school students checking out the capacity the center, however, originally went Miami Carol City because the brand new auditorium holds 900 people. The auditorium very, very well suited our purposes. believe would have much better turn-out the high school, however, very much share the concern about the DCPS commitment the event. Not only was the event canceled the last minute, but the way was done was unnecessarily rude and underhanded. Frankly, having some difficulty getting over interaction with Mr. Woodson and question whether should tolerate working with him again. 
Having said all that, think should try for Carol City High again and ask Mr. Dixon meet with Dr. Woodson early and get something writing from him assuring our agreements. There may other impediments that MDEAT has, particularly the amount funds demanded the DCPS. Barring any such impediments, have been anticipating that this would the way go, however, the new intercourse from other CRB members creating need for CRB leadership set the priorities. Please advise. Thank you. 
From: Capp, Larry Dr. (MDCR) 
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 4:35 
To: Carswell, Amy (Advocacy) 

Cc: 'waiter richardson'; 'BRAD BROWN' 
Subject: FW: NAACP Branch Meeting Amy, Brad, and Dr. Richardson, 
Regarding this meeting, perhaps can have item placed the agenda about the Youth Meeting that was cancelled regarding the Trayvon Martin case. think that meeting should probably held venue other than school DCPS won't have the unilateral power cancel like they did last time. Perhaps the Betty Ferguson Center Miami Gardens will since not far from Carol City High School. Having church might stifle the candor and "flavor" some 
comments. 
Also Brad, this has not already been considered, would like propose that the Miami-Dade NAACP Chapter considering naming its Youth Council honor Trayvon the Trayvon Martin NAACP Youth Council. This may well motivate many young people channel their energy into advocacy joining the local NAACP and 
actively supporting its work. 

From: BRAD BROWN Obtained Judicial Watch Thursday, April 19, 2012 4:07 
To: 

Subject: NAACP Branch Meeting 
NAACP Branch meeting April 23, 2012 7:00 p.m. Victor Curry Christian Community Empowerment Center New Birth Baptist Church East Campus the Sanctuary, 13230 7th Avenue. 
Draft PROGRAM: 
Update and action items re: racist facebook page post Miami Dade Fire Dept. Captain -presenter Captain Faye Davis 
Review legal aspects Trayvon Martin's trial= Presenter Att. Chris Benjamin NAACP Vice President 
School Prison Pipeline Issues Vice President and Fl. NAACP Education Chair Dr. Shirley Johnson and Miami NAACP Education Chair Dannie McMillan 
Voter registration efforts, check your voter registration, update needed, register for vote mail, know the new rules, Attn. Kishasha Sharpe Miami Dade Civic Engagement Director and Ebony Jackson, Youth Council Advisor and Youth Council members 

Justin McCarthy 
From: waiter richardson wtrichardson@bellsouth.net> 
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 5:45 
To: Capp, Larry Dr. (MDCR); Carswell, Amy (Advocacy) 
Subject: Re: Sponsors the CRB?MDEAT Youth Speak Out agree with Dr. Capp 
From: "Capp, Larry Dr. (MDCR)"  
To: "Carswell, Amy (Advocacy)" ; waiter richardson  
Sent: Thu, April 19, 2012 5:37:12 

Subject: RE: Sponsors the CRB?MDEAT Youth Speak Out 

Greetings, think that would very appropriate have the NAACP Youth Council involved co-sponsor and incorporate them 
into the established program and panels. Amy, have you not received response from Dr. Johnson all? not, 
could ask for their participation Monday night's branch meeting. After all, the NAACP both locally and statewide via 
Adora have been the heart the protest activities since this movement took off. for action items-support for the End 
Racial Profiling Act 201 and the repeal Stand Your Ground laws are obvious ones, but there may very well 
several others. 

Larry Capp 

From: Carswell, Amy (Advocacy) 
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 5:24 
To: Capp, Larry Dr. (MDCR); 'waiter richardson Subject: Sponsors the CRB?MDEAT Youth Speak Out 
Dr. Capp and Dr. Richardson: 
The support the NAACP Youth Council for the CRB/MDEAT Youth Speak Out welcome. Dr. Richardson aware that 
the CRB and MDEAT, under his leadership and through staff, have developed and agreed upon agenda and format for 
the event. Youth involvement, panelists and various other facilitating roles, had been secured from student Council 
leaders Dr. Krop, Norland, Carol City and American high schools, from the MDEAT Youth Court and from the Miami
Dade County Youth Commission. Additionally, least dozen elected officials, police leaders, the SAO and Public 
Defender, along with Dr. Richardson and Ronald Fulton have agreed serve the adult panel. co-sponsor, 
would anticipate that the NAACP youth and/or the branch would anticipate primary role. our plan has been 
replicate the model already implemented, have some concern about inviting another major player. Please advise 
that may communicate our intentions Dr. Brown Please also aware, that have spoken Dr. Brown about 
the need engage with the NAACP Youth Council order provide avenue for newly aspiring youth get more 
involved their communities. have reached out Dr. Johnson and will again. Thank you. 

From Capp, Larry Dr. (MDCR) 
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 5:03 
To: 'BRAD BROWN' 

Cc: Carswell, Amy (Advocacy); 'waiter richardson 
Subject: RE: NAACP Branch Meeting Brad, 

already co-spansor, but that was not done 
formally, will happy propose it. Amy has the details since she was heavily involved the planning. There may 
some other co-sponsors well. Thanks for forwarding suggestion the appropriate Youth Council reps. course, would have get his parents" blessings well the use his name. 

Larry Capp 

From: BRAD BROWN [mailto:jabaribrad@aol.com] Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 4:50 To: Capp, Larry Dr. (MDCR) Cc: theresourceroom@bellsuth. net; _room@bellsouth.net; S2Jesus@aol .com Subject: Re: NAACP Branch Meeting 
The Youthn Council separate charter from the Branch would their decision sending your email Dr. 
Shirley Johnson chair the Branch's Youth Work Committee her daughter Eboney Jackson who the Advisor the 
Youth Council You could talk with them the meeting but the youth would the finally deciders and they would need 
run through the Natioanl Office take you are proposing NAACP sponsor thw meeting with CRB. think would great and would include both the adult Branch and the Youth Coucil everyone agrees. You can bring the 
Branch meeting and then decision would made thye first Mon. May teh Executive Committee meeting. 

-----Original Message----
From: Capp, Larry Dr. (MDCR) (MDCR)  
To: Carswell, Amy (Advocacy) (Advocacy)  
Cc: waiter richardson ; BRAD BROWN  
Sent: Thu, Apr 19, 2012 4:36 
Subject: FW: NAACP Branch Meeting Amy, Brad, and Dr. Richardson, 

Regarding this meeting, perhaps can have item placed the agenda about the Youth Meeting that was cancelled 
regarding the Trayvon Martin case. think that meeting should probably held venue other than school DCPS 
won't have the unilateral power cancel like they did last time. Perhaps the Betty Ferguson Center Miami Gardens 
will since not far from Carol City High School Having church might stifle the candor and "flavor" some 
comments. 

Also Brad, this has not already been considered, would like propose that the Miami-Dade NAACP Chapter 
considering naming its Youth Council honor Trayvon the Trayvon Martin NAACP Youth Council. This may well 
motivate many young people channel their energy into advocacy joining the local NAACP and 
actively supporting its work. 

Larry Capp 

From: BRAD BROWN Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 4:07 
To: 

Subject: NAACP Branch Meeting 
NAACP Branch meeting April 23, 2012 7:00 p.m. Victor Curry Christian Community Empowerment Center New Birth Baptist Church East Campus the Sanctuary, 13230 7th Avenue. 
Draft PROGRAM: 
Update and action items re: racist facebook page post Miami Dade Fire Dept. Captain -presenter Captain Faye Davis 
Review legal aspects Trayvon Martin's trial= Presenter Att. Chris Benjamin NAACP Vice President 
School Prison Pipeline Issues Vice President and Fl. NAACP Education Chair Dr. Shirley Johnson and Miami 

 
NAACP Education Chair Dannie McMillan Voter registration efforts, check your voter registration, update needed, register for vote mail, know the new rules, Attn. Kishasha Sharpe Miami Dade Civic Engagement Director and Ebony Jackson, Youth Council Advisor and Youth Council members 

Ju$tin McCarthy the spirit gold and blue, wish congratulate those students graduating May and joining our illustrious list FIU-SJMC alumni. Best Wishes! THE SJMC 
FAILURE NOT OPTION SJMC 
The New York Times this week graduate student success rates across the country and institutions' willingness give students second chance. it, reporter Abby Ellin highlights FIU's Global Strategic Communications master's program and alumnus Anthony Gutierrez who was given second chance FIU spite his poor grades. The 
SJMC faculty reviewed his case, felt was strong candidate and allowed him improve and, the end, 
successfully completed his degree. 
SJMC WEIGH FACEBOOK IPO May FIU will host discussion for journalists covering Facebook's upcoming initial public offering (IPO) and 
world's largest social media site goes public. The in-person discussion, which free and open the public, will streamed live Facebook and Ustream, where viewers are encouraged post questions and comments. Following the panel, The Miami Herald Business Editor Jane Wooldridge will moderate discussion about the future publicly-held Facebook and its impact Wall Street, user privacy, software development and social media networking and communications, among others. 
ALUMNI NEWS 
PRESIDENT AND DEAN CELEBRATE EMMY WINNING ALUMNI 
Last week, the SJMC faculty, alumni and friends joined President Mark Rosenberg for special reception honoring the alumni for their outstanding accomplishments. 

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The Office Global Learning Initiatives announced this week the 2012 Global Learning Faculty Fellowship awards for faculty possessing creativity and expertise advance global learning FIU. Dr. Fred Blevens, professor and Dr. Moses 
Shu mow, assistant professor, were one only two projects awarded this $5,000 Global Learning fellowship. The duo was awarded for their collaboration, "Mapping Miami-Dade's Immigrant Media: Information Communities, Civic Engagement, and Democracy." The fellowship for research collaborations between faculty and undergraduate students 
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GRADUATE STUDENT WORK ACCEPTED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COUNCIL 
Last week, part her capstone professional project, master's (GSC) senior Heather Bermudez presented comprehensive communications awareness campaign the Miami-Dade Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council (DVSAC). Following her presentation research, proposed strategies and tactics, budget and evaluation plan the client accepted the project for implementation after she graduates. Dr. Maria Elena Villar, assistant professor and project chair, said, "The client was thrilled with Heather's work. They will implement the campaign the extent possible with current funds, and will seek grant funding for full implementation her proposed "REAL Campaign" (R= Respect Educate Advocate L=Lead) raise awareness Youth Dating Violence and resources available through DVSAC." The implementation will include social media, peer leaders, and launch event create greater awareness the cause. "This proud moment for the SJMC showcase the quality work our students and the opportunity these projects for SJMC engage the community," Villar added. 
UGRAD AWARDED LAGRANT FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP 
PR/ADV undergrad Valerie Regis was one national winners awarded The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) scholarship. The undergraduate students, whom are all minorities and are pursuing degree public relations advertising, will each receive $5,000 scholarship toward their studies. 
STUDENT PENS HERALD STORY 
Alumna and South Florida News Service contributor Maria Bernal was front and center April with her lead The 
Miami Herald's section. 
STUDENT LANDS HER DREAM JOB student Lauren Jordan accepted position social media specialist (SMS) for Nordstrom the Village Merrick Park. her new role, Jordan will responsible for covering fashion news location, pitching press releases local media, and being the social media "face" the store. get two passions daily basis: Style people and make them feel beautiful their own skin, and fashion PR," said Jordan. 
STILL TIME STUDY ABROAD BRAZIL 
Spaces still remain for students participate this summer's 
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SPRING COMMENCEMENT: MAY --CONGRATULATIONS, CLASS 2012. 

THIS WEEKEND: SFBJA HOSTS PUBLIC DISCUSSION TRAYVON MARTIN The South Florida Black Journalists Association will host "Trayvon Martin: Stand Your Ground, Media and Race, Public 
Discussion" Saturday, April 21, noon-1 :30 p.m. the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. The discussion will led panelists Sarah Gonzalez, reporter for Statelmpact Florida; Michael Mayo, local columnist for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel; Tsitsi Wakhisi, associated professor professional journalism practice University Miami's School Communication; and The Honorable Barbara Watson, Democrat 
representing Florida House District 103 Miami Gardens. 

NEXT WEEK: NAHJ JOURNALISM MIXER 
The National Association Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) South Florida Chapter, the National Association Black Journalists (NABJ) South Florida chapter and the Online News Association (ONA) South Florida are bringing together online, print and broadcast journalists for social mixer. The event takes place April 25, 6:30 -10 p.m. the News 
Lounge, 5580 4th Court, Miami: The first attendees will get free drink. RSVP, contact Deborah Acosta 
ONA. 
PRSSA SUPPORTS COMMUNITY 
The William Adams Chapter the Public Relations Society America (PRSSA) will represent the SJMC special community wide event Sunrise. For complete details, click here. 

FIU FAMILY HOSTS AMY LOPEZ MEMORIAL 

Friends and alumni the late FIU student Amy Lopez and alumni Shawn and Germania Huntington will celebrate their lives through special performance Friday, April 27, p.m., the Graham Center (GC). Proceeds will the Lopez Family. The performance will include participants from Intensity Dance Studio, FIU Dance Team, and local break dancers. Tickets include refreshments and will sold for and $10. For more information, contact Nicole Moremen 305803-4698. 
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*Please advised that some the articles, images, and/or videos posted the daily e-clips may contain inappropriate matter that comes from independent websites that change their content daily basis. The views expressed the independent websites are not reflection Miami-Dade County's opinions and/or policies. 
The Miami Herald 
Miami considers selling advertising space public buildings, fire hydrants, rights-of-way 

Fresh off controversy over its preliminary approval electronic billboards that Miami-Dade County says are illegal, the city Miami has set off new flap gets set consider opening the public streets and sidewalks revenue-producing ads -on everything from lamp posts fire hydrants, public buildings, fences and highway supports. 
Settlement clears way for PortMiami dredging work 

PortMiami's controversial "Deep Dredge" appears back schedule -but with additional $2.3 million Biscayne Bay restoration and monitoring projects added the million price tag. 
Miami-Dade Mayor Gimenez says fleet reduction led stockpiling new, unused vehicles 

have. 

Miami-Dade County has been stockpiling vehicles for five years because administrators bought hundreds vehicles 2006 -and then decided year later drastically reduce the size the county fleet, leaving scores new and surplus vehicles gathering dust. 
Stadium closed over safety violations group young ballplayers living the Homestead baseball stadium have been relocated after fire inspectors discovered the stadium's fire sprinkler and alarm systems don't work. Nuevo Herald 
Piden debatir nuevo compra autos del Condado Miami-Dade presidente Comisi6n del Condado Miami-Dade, Joe Martinez, dijo miercoles que solicitara nuevo debate para ratificar cancelar una millonaria compra 121 patrullas tras descubrirse 

que centenares vehiculos nuevos permanecieron abandonados por varios arias edificio
condal. 
Comisionados Miami-Dade sabian autos almacenados 2007 administraci6n del Condado Miami-Dade emprendi6 programa reducci6n flota vehicular con retiro casi millar unidades. Sin embargo, vez, recibieron 908 vehiculos que habfan sido ordenados ano anterior, indic6 jueves informe condal. 
Sun-Sentinel County news 
South Florida Business Journal 
PortMiami dredge opposition dropped after .4M agreement 

Environmental opposition the PortMiami dredge project has been withdrawn pending approval million agreement. 
MIA ranks 10th among America's best airports 

The list compiled through survey results from Travel Leisure readers various aspects the airport. 
The Journal Commerce 
Miami Settles Environmental Objections Dredging 

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced that pending approval the Board County Commissioners, the county had reached agreement with the Tropical Audubon Society, Biscayne Bay Waterkeepers and county resident, Dan Kipnis. 
CBS 

The readers Travel and Leisure magazine have named Miami International Airport one the ten best the nation. 
Deal With Environmental Groups Clears Way For "Big Dredge" dredging plan considered critical for the economic future PortMiami will allowed move forward Miami-Dade commissioners approve agreement satisfying the objections organizations who wanted the plan blocked. 
NBC 

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Thursday said cargo plane with blown out tire landed safely Miami International Airport. 

149048085.html Three dozen individuals were arrested Wednesday Miami-Dade Police part city-wide effort reduce the number domestic violence offenders the streets. 

Protesters: Investigation Into Firefighter's Trayvon Martin Comment Moving Too Slow 

Demonstrators gathered outside the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue headquarters Wednesday protest the pace investigation into firefighter's comments over the Trayvon Martin shooting made his personal Facebook page. 
WSVN County news 
Local 
County vehicle report released after Local investigation 

The mayor said there are total 157 vehicles the Earlington Heights Metrorail Garage, and those vehicles will deployed the immediate future. 
Miami-Dade Now 

The Maritime Executive 
Environmentalists Drop Lawsuit Against Port Miami Deep Dredge 

Following five-month legal battle, environmentalists have lightened their protesting over the plan deepen the Port Miami using explosive charges. 
Eventful.com 
9th Annual Greynolds Park Love-In 

It's that time year again, when fans "Flower Power" put their bell-bottoms, halter tops, fringed 
leather vests and love beads for the Greynolds Park Love-In festival and concert. Now its 9th year, 

WEEKLY CLIPS The Miami New Times 

Barbara Jordan's Sister Who Defrauded the County Her Campaign Payroll 

justify the $5,000 her reelection campaign paid the company owned her sister Sandy Walker, once-powerful lobbyist who five years ago pleaded guilty defrauding the county? 

charges, environmentalists have relented. Three groups opposed the project have dropped their lawsuit exchange for legal fees and the establishment .31 million trust fund mitigate effects the deep dredge. 

Carlos Miller isn't shy about his M.O. --he believes photographers have the right photograph police the job, and he's more than willing get arrested prove his point. 
South Dade News Leader County news 
South Florida Times 
Greynolds festival rascally 'blue eyed soul' affair 

The Miami-Dade Parks 9th Annual Greynolds Park Love-In festival returns with the legendary Felix Cavaliere's Rascals concert Sunday, May from :00 a.m. 6:30 p.m. 
The Miami Times 
Beckman under fire for insult Black parents 

Miami-Dade County Fire Captain Brian Beckmann finding the heat County Hall can just hot any fire the field. 

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Vol. No. April 22, 2012 Daniel Ricker Publisher Editor Est. 05.05.00 when you cannot community education resource news service Former Miami Herald independent news columnist 
CONTENTS 
Argus Report: Dolphins NFL Pro Bowl player Anderson kicks off 4th M-DC Park Summitt, but tens thousands other volunteers are the unspoken heroes FL. Florida: Gov. Scott signs $70 billion budget, South Florida whacked $25 million including $3.1 million for Med school 
Miami-Dade County: 	Charter Review Task Force taps state Sen. Garcia Mayor Greer for 
leadership positions Miami-Dade Public Schools: SEED Foundation gets start new charter school old Bay Point campus Cutler Bay, eventually will have student boarders, says Diaz-Balart 
Public Health Trust: Some Miami-Dade commissioners beat the messenger, FRB Chair 
Lapciuc, but were almost blind Jackson's fiscal problems for decade City Miami: FDLE agents descend city hall, part Torch Relay, did not include public corruption unit, the 1990s they were all over the place 
City Miami Beach: 	It's not over until the fat lady sings when comes Mgr. Gonzalez 
staying, preview Tuesday Breakfast Club meeting featuring Commissioner Wolfson City Coral Gables: Mayor Cason supports parks City Beautiful, working create two more, "improve the quality life" for residents 
Village Pinecrest: Mayor Lerner supports county's park initiative and its "vision," hopes Village part the process 
>>> Other stories around Florida 
Broward County: Commissioner Lieberman gets challenger county court Group race; 
Commissioner Ritter faces off against Sutton Palm Beach County: Another Defendant Sentenced Broward and Palm Beach Pill Mill Operation 
Seminole County: Circuit Court Judge Lester now the hot seat, presiding over Zimmerman trial, jurist had $2.27 million net worth through June 201 

Hillsborough County: Gov. Scott taps Jennifer Gabbard, Tampa, Hillsborough County 
Court. 
Manatee County: Gov. Scott reappoints Carlos Beruff the State College Florida, 
Manatee-Sarasota District Board Trustees. 

Editorials: PAST WDR MAR.2007: Public confessions then rehab seems the new cottage industry for fallen community elected officials -Check out the past national story the Tribune 
papers: Maya Bell, Miami Bureau, Orlando Sun-Sentinel January 20, 2003 
Letters: Miami Herald guest editorial: South Florida's Muslim bashing Shabbir Motorwala Reader Miami-Dade Property Appraiser story last week 
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>>> CORRECTION: Miami-Dade Public Defender Carlos Martinez raised $72,800 for his reelection campaign and loaned $40,000 more for $112,800, and has won new four year term after not being challenged Friday the filing-closing deadline. 
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>>> Dolphins Pro Bowl player Anderson kicks off 4th M-DC Park Summitt, but tens thousands other volunteers are the unspoken heroes 

Dick Anderson, 66, the Miami Dolphins all pro defensfve back the team's perfect season one the tens thousands volunteers Miami-Dade County that make cross section our parks, cultural facilities, schools and host other activities possible many ways, and saving taxpayers tens millions public dollars the process. Anderson spoke Tuesday Miami-Dade Commissioners the Parks Foundation Miami-Dade vice president created 2004 and the money and volunteers role these people play saves the county millions dollars while also providing high programs for the kids all ages and the community whole become county parks volunteer 
The role volunteers going looked this issue the Watchdog Report and these people give their time and sweat equity ranging from coaching peewee football, being referee, guiding ticket holders their seat the Adrianne Arsht Center and actually might Adrianne Arsht herself taking you your seat. The Watchdog Report thought about volunteers when attended the fourth Annual Miami-Dade Parks Summitt held Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens Thursday and volunteers are everywhere the garden, that had woman teaching some young children how past pioneers lived field trip what call Miami's Camp David, given some the political meetings that had been held the serene setting over the years. 
What about Arsht Vizcaya volunteers? 
John Richards the CEO the Arsht Center told county budget officials few weeks ago the organization has core about 330 volunteers that has them assigned "for each House's performances," said. noted these volunteers provided 31,000 hours their time the course year and that translates "$660,000 voluntary support from these people." However, Richards said they could use some more people and "would love see the number volunteers double." Since the Arsht Center opened, after somewhat rocky start, two new CEOs have turned around and Richards has done remarkable job that had 500,000 people attending events last year including the case the Historic Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, the role volunteers also critical with these people helping the tune 14,000 volunteer hours year valued $260,000. Since they 
provide help with operations and the visitors experience through daily guided tours, program support and maintenance the art collection and gardens. Vizcaya, community treasure, sits 50-acre 

volunteers and outside help, can get. For more to: 

What about Public and Private school volunteers? 
From the public schools PTA host other organizations volunteers, these thousands people are the backbone enhancing education and range from City Year members the schools helping teachers struggling schools teach the community's younger charges helping sports team and possible being driver some other volunteer school event. www.dadeschools.net 
What about Jackson Health Obtained Judicial Watch 
Jackson Health System also has large number people that work volunteers are donors the Public Health Trust. And Baptist Health South Florida name another organization has host volunteers who serve oversight boards the not-for-profit. And these people all make the community better place their own quite way with little fanfare and that the way for many them 

how they like participate. For further information how become volunteer to: Jackson 

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>>> White House press release: Remarks President Barack Obama Weekly Addrss The White House Saturday, April 21, 2012 
This week, got the chance sit down with some impressive students Lorain County Community 
College Ohio. One them was woman named Andrea Ashley. Two years ago, Andrea lost her job analyst. Today, she's getting certified the fast-growing field electronic medical 
records. Before enrolling Lorain, Andrea told she was looking everywhere trying find new job. But without degree, she said that nobody would hire her. Andrea's story isn't unique. I've met many Americans who are out there pounding the pavement looking for work only discover that 
they need hew skills. And I've met lot employers who are looking for workers, but can't find ones with the skills they're looking for. should doing everything can put higher education 
within reach for every American -because time when the unemployment rate for Americans with least college degree about half the national average, it's never been more important. But 
here's the thing: it's also never been more expensive. Students who take out loans pay for college 
graduate owing average $25,000. For the first time, Americans owe more debt their student 
loans than they their credit cards. And for many working families, the idea owing that much 
money means that higher education simply out reach for their children. America, higher education cannot luxury. It's economic imperative that every family must able afford. That's why next week I'll visiting colleges across the country, talking students 

about how can make higher education more affordable -and what's stake right now Congress 
doesn't something about it. You see, Congress doesn't act, July 1st interest rates some student loans will double. Nearly seven and half million students will end owing more their loan 
payments. That would tremendous blow. And it's completely preventable. This issue didn't come out nowhere. For some time now, I've been calling Congress take steps make higher education more affordable -to prevent these interest rates from doubling, extend the tuition tax credit that has saved middle-class families millions dollars, and double the number work-study jobs over the next five years. Instead, over the past few years, Republicans Congress have voted against new ways make college more affordable for middle-class families, and voted for huge new tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires -tax cuts that would have paid for cutting things like education and job-training programs that give studemts new opportunities work and succeed. cannot just cut our way prosperity. Making harder for our young people afford higher education and earn their degrees nothing more than cutting our own future off the 
knees. Congress needs keep interest rates student loans from doubling, and they need now. This question values. cannot let America become country where shrinking number people really well, while growing number people struggle get by. We've got 
build economy where everyone gets fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays the same set rules. That's how the middle class gets stronger. That's economy that's built last. And I'm not only going take that case college campuses next week -I'm going take every part the country this year. Thanks, and have great weekend. 
>>> Press release: Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) recently voted require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approve the long-delayed Keystone energy pipeline within days. The pipeline would bring crude oil from supply fields Alberta, Canada refineries Oklahoma and Texas. Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen has voted support this important project four previous times. (Votes: H.R. 1938; H.R. 3630; Res. 370; Res. 501) Unfortunately, President Obama continues reject the Keystone pipeline. 

The President's decision good news for China but terrible news for the millions Americans who want and need jobs and energy independence. Approval the Keystone Pipeline project would increase our domestic supply 302 million barrels oil per year. This project has the potential change the current gas price dynamic the consumer's favor. Department Energy analysis projects that the increased energy supplies and gains energy efficiency could essentially eliminate 
U.S. dependence Middle East oil. The U.S. already imports more oil from Canada than any other country and the enormous potential this politically and economically secure source energy can restore market confidence and could help gas prices while significantly rebalancing global oil markets toward North America's favor. statement, Ros-Lehtinen said, "Given that oil prices are high, past time that real solutions are put the table. The economy suffers catastrophically because these high prices and the burdens being placed American families only continue grow. committed measures that lower the price gas responsible way and end our crippling dependence Middle East oil." 
>>> Press release: Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) released the following statement response the passage H.R. the Small Business Tax Cut Act 2012, which provides all small businesses with percent tax deduction. Diaz-Balart comments: "While small businesses continue struggle, President Obama continues insist job-killing policies like tax hikes and burdensome regulations. must focus creating environment that promotes economic security and opportunity for our nation's job creators; not need tax gimmicks that punish small businesses. home state Florida has been hit especially hard with double-digit unemployment rates, and this tax relief step the right direction encourage job creators expand and hire." Click here, see how the bill good news for Florida. 
>>> Knight Center for International Media newsletter: One Water Continues Reach Audiences 
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>>> See what was said about the Watchdog Report the Miami New Times 2003--Best Miami

BEST CITIZEN --Daniel Ricker 

Three years ago, said Ricker was our Best Gadfly. Given his dedication and perseverance, this new honor, Best Citizen, well deserved. Ricker goes 2500 mind-melting meetings annually, from the Public Health Trust's purchasing subcommittee the Efficiency and Competition Commission the Alliance for Human Services' nominating council the school board's audit committee. Sometimes he's the only public observer. Object: the Public Citizen for all those out there who can't attend, and connect and serve information bridge among the special-interest-dominated Miami-Dade governmental institutions that seem problematic and indifferent the democratic process. 
This month his e-mail newsletter, The Watchdog Report, celebrates its fourth anniversary (Now entering its 131h year May 5th). former life, Ricker made handsome living international salesman heart pacemakers. the hard-working publisher Watchdog Report, though, he's struggling financially --this despite the fact that his weekly compendium meeting summaries, analysis, interviews, and commentary has become essential reading for anyone involved public affairs. What his written work may lack polish, more than makes for comprehensiveness. 

raise toast the man whose official slogan says all: community education resource 
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when you cannot!"  the Watchdog Report are taken from public government sites, and the Report goes Monday sometime during the day usually. >>> you believe ions consider supporting the Watchdog have been honored 
The Miami New Times and was Best Citizen the 2003 Best Miami The Miami New Times, profiled twice The Miami Herald, and the Orlando Sentinel ran nationwide story the Tribune papers Jan. 2003, and UNC Chapel Hill named one the top columnists Florida multi-state study the media back 2004. also thankJoseph Cooper for the opportunity the WLRN/NPR show Topical Currents 
since 2000, including yearly election coverage since then, and also numerous times over the past decade. Further, frequent guest WWW.WPBT2.0RG Helen Ferre's show Issues, and have also appeared Eliott Rodriguez's show News Views www.CBS4.com. 
FLORIDA 
>>> Gov. Scott signs $70 billion budget, South Florida whacked $25 million including $3.1 million for Med school 
Gov. Rick Scott (Net worth $103 million) signed the $70 billion Florida budget last week, cut $143 million from the legislative created budget, and South Florida got whacked the tune $25 million Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Scott has pushed the need for more educational funding and there billion more, but after past funding cuts around billion each over the last few years. Critics say this new money cannot make for the past reductions and much indirectly goes servicing past school construction debt that ballooning for some the public school districts 
the state. Scott continues approach the state budget running business and the $500,000 for the Bay Pigs Museum was slashed and the University Miami Miller Medical School lost $3.1 million state funding. 
Scott former healthcare executive Columbia/HCA that paid $1.6 billion fine the federal government the late1 990s after widespread Medicare fraud was found the well over 300-hospital chain nationwide resigned the 1990s, but was never charged. During the 2010 election, was mum great extent about the federal settlement, the largest the nation's history and the man ran creating jobs and dominated the television airways with his campaign ads using his own millions. Now has signed into law his second budget for the state and has stayed his pro business course that has the environmental community crying foul. After one environmental safeguard law after another gutted neutered the governor's administration throughout Florida. 
The governor already has started raise money for his campaign 2014, and far termed out state Sen. Nan Rich, D-Broward the only Democrat lined run against. Scott. However, former Republican governor Charlie Crist's name has also surfaced possible candidate running Democrat after switched the Independent Party his losing 2010 U.S. Senate race against then former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, R-Miami and Democratic Congressman Kendrick Meek, D-Miami that had Rubio coming out top. 
>>> Pam Bondi press release: have always been committed defending the interests Floridians, businesses, and government entities that have suffered losses caused the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. had always wanted audit order bring transparency the Gulf Coast Claims Facility claims process. requested that the audit include review unexplained discrepancies 

prompting office, the Department Justice, and the other Gulf Coast states, this fall Administrator Kenneth Feinberg agreed evaluation. Thursday, the Department Justice released findings and announced that approximately $64 million relief will claimants. who were adversely affected GCCF errors. Approximately 4,450 Floridians will receive estimated $37.7 million relief. The roughly 4,450 Floridians account for more than percent the total estimated 7,300 claimants who were adversely affected errors claims processing. Thankfully, Floridians will now receive the millions relief that they deserve. will continue monitor the claims process and help ensure that harmed Floridians are fairly compensated. 
>>> Press release: wish progress were easier, but not... Gov. Rick Scott just vetoed early 
learning legislation that was quite flawed despite the good efforts leaders such Marti Coley the House and David Simmons the Senate. The governor's veto message emphasized the importance arriving "uniform, nationally recognized pre-and post-assessment ensure children are making education gains" while school readiness programs. This major goal The Children's Movement. The governor absolutely right this. He's asking Dr. Mel Jurado, who leads his Office Early Learning, get just that. read his message, click here. That message said "solid early learning experiences" are "critical our children being properly prepared for school success .... committed ensuring Floridians have access high-quality early childhood education." Amen, I'd say. That high quality must come pass. Children's futures depend it. You The Movement made difference. We, together, have much more .... Dave Lawrence Jr., Chair The Children's Movement Florida. 
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY 
>>> Charter Review Task Force taps state Sen. Garcia Mayor Greer for leadership positions 
The third Miami-Dade Charter Review Task Force since 2000 met Thursday and the members elected state Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah (Net worth $130,000 2008) chair the body and former Pinecrest Mayor Evelyn Greer the vice chair. The 20-member group has four women, which the same gender representation back 2007, and and Miami Beach attorney and Commissioner Victor Diaz chaired that past task force. Further, the 2000 charter review was held the 291h floor the Stephen Clark Government Center and former FPL executive and Miami Beach commissioner Sid Levin chaired that one. 
The Watchdog Report mentions this because throughout this charter review process have covered all these meetings, that almost became work program for me, and this case, well. seemed the only press the room. The group planning have public input sessions five locations throughout the county hearing residents input, and then too get back together for further intense discussions before presenting their recommendations July 17, county commissioners and tight time line get the items the Nov. general election ballot. 
Anyone unusual the task force? 
Joe Arriola, the treasurer the Financial Recovery Board overseeing Jackson Health System one the task force members and Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz (Net worth $64,200) appointed him. Arriola, the past businessman who made his around $40 million fortune when sold his printing business the 1990s has since morphed into City Miami manager under Mayor Manny Diaz (Net worth $1.8 million), became member the PHT board and now one seven people the FRB. respected for his business acumen, but can vulgar and bully sometimes and this new role more thoughtful nature than his past posts, and has history outbursts and definitely does not like the press being criticized any way. During the Charter Task 

committee meeting. provided perio_dic banter and quips during the discussion but the concern the 
Watchdog Report had was had the time for this new public task force. 
Further, Arriola also coming back major political fundraiser for upcoming state and local candidates running for office this year, though one countywide candidate demurred when Arriola asked wanted his help this regard. And Arriola also frequent guest radio shows. But all these activities put him the center lot local political drama while has the very important task keeping Jackson Health System financially afloat. And write about this because don't known has the time because did not return the FRB committee meeting, after the task force brokeup around noon, and missed the important future strategy discussion given the institution's new strategy Jeffrey Crudele. After the previous strategic officer, Donn Szaro passed suddenly his sleep few weeks ago Sarasota after working for ten months strategy stop the fiscal bleeding and create sustainable health trust for the 2.5 million county residents that includes the poor and needy our community across all ethnic lines. 
>>> Public the dark how $275 million county GOB money spent Museum Park, closed public scrutiny 
The Watchdog Report has found that when comes the $275 million 2004 GOB funding for the 
Perez Art Museum (MAM) and the Frost Science Museum going Museum Park Bicentennial 
Park, the public, press and the county's inspector general are the dark. Miami-Dade assistant attorney the county attorney's office who looked into this matter has concluded there were open public record laws required when these organizations received the funding that currently ongoing with MAM ahead this public funding and will receive the last $26 million its $100 million the next county budget year beginning October. The attorney did extensive research and the only organization possible similar was the Ringling Brothers Museum Sarasota. However, the circus museum state agency when comes its public funding and these meetings are open the public but the two museums here Miami are not such entity, and thus there board meetings are allowed closed. 
And since that the case, these two organizations boards and the chairs have crucial role and must act the community firewall when comes the oversight these public funds. And any funding surprises the future need minimal because the pubic trough empty for unbudgeted hits and the public and taxpayers are putting their faith MAM Chair Aaron Podhurst and the Frost Museum chair Dan Bell who their leadership capacity are the overseers this public money. And the Watchdog Report hopes these men their duty and protect the public dime well building two new museums the process, time and budget. 
>>> MIA Abreu "cautiously optimistic" regarding new automated baggage screening system, handling 30,000 bags day Terminal 
The new over 10.5 mile automated baggage and security screening system the North Terminal Miami International Airport has completed month the trial run and its operation "getting smoother," said MIA Aviation Director Jose Abreu last week. The baggage system actually miles long the spurs are included and American Airlines was hesitant fire the system initially, but with federal officials putting pressure, the trial run began last month. far the aviation guru said the baggage system had met "90 percent the [test] criteria," federal officials are assisting tweaking the system, and are "cautiously optimistic," said Abreu. said the baggage-handling rate about 30,000 bags day and when came the "unknown bags," technicians are working "minimize" those bags that were not photographed and have checked manually. 

>>> PROPERTY APPRAISER PEDRO GARCIA REMINDS SENIORS RE-APPLY FOR THEIR 2012 PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION -Press release: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser, Pedro Garcia appealing homeowners who last year benefitted from the Additional Homestead Exemption for Persons and Older (more commonly called the Senior Citizen's Exemption) file their renewal applications for 2012. Although the deadline file timely applications ended March 1st, Mr. Garcia says his Office will accept late applications for the Senior Exemption. The Senior Citizen's Exemption can reduce overall property taxes $500 more each year. qualify for the 2012 Senior Exemption benefit, the Adjusted Gross Income cannot exceed $27,030. This limit applies everyone who lives the house whether they are owners not. Mr. Garcia points out that most cases social security income does not count towards qualifying for this benefit. advising seniors filing for the exemption check.the "Adjusted Gross Income line" their Federal Tax Return verify actual income amounts. Since December, the Property Appraiser's Office has sent notices 42,341 seniors who received the benefit 201 reminding them that unlike the homestead exemption, this benefit does not automatically renew and they must re-apply for 2012. Mr. Garcia notes that 6,997 seniors have still not filed renewals for 2012. file your senior renewal application, visit either the Downtown Miami South Dade offices the Property Appraiser: 
Stephen Clark Government Center South Dade Government Center 111 1st Street 10710 211 Street Miami, Florida 33128-1984 Cutler Bay, 33189 Suite 710, Public Information Counter Suite 207, Public Information Renewal applications can also filed online the Property Appraiser's website: 

First-time applications have filed person 

either these offices. 

Garcia (Net worth $1.1 million) 
>>> Press release: MIAMI-DADE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES NEEDS YOUR HELP SOLVING ANIMAL CRUEL CASE 
Earlier today, the Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department received anonymous tip that dog had been severely beaten with baseball bat. Upon arrival the vicinity 155th Terrace and 1th Avenue, small black and tan dog was found with severe head trauma. Unfortunately, due the extent his injuries the dog could not saved. The department actively investigating this alleged crime and requesting assistance identifying the person responsible. you have any information regarding this case, please contact 3-1-1 file report. "All pets are very important us, whether they are stray, abandoned lost. They all have right treated with love and kindness. Acts such this cannot tolerated," said Alex Munoz, Director, Animal Services Department. Munoz added, "If what was reported regarding this case true, need find the responsible party order prevent them from committing future acts animal cruelty." 
>>> Press release: The Bureau Labor Statistics today released its employment and unemployment estimates for March. The latest release shows that payroll jobs (persons working Miami-Dade) regaining the growth momentum experienced the last quarter 201 The January estimate indicated loss approximately 4,000 jobs from the December peak 1,016;500, but that loss was 

recovered February and March. Payroll jobs, after accounting for regular seasonal variations, reached 1,017,400 March new peak since the end the recession. The growth payroll jbs has been led the private sector, which has added 25,900 jobs over the past months, while during the same period public sector employment has fallen 2,700 Gains consumer spending, health care, and tourism appear leading the gains the labor market. 
The number unemployed workers and the unemployment rate, both adjusted for regular seasonal variations, fell March. Unemployed workers last month declined 2.3% from February, and the unemployment rate declined 10% from 10.3% February. The unemployment rate last March was 12.3%. More encouraging that the decline the number and rate unemployment that entirely due increase employment. The number Miami-Dade residents holding jobs has increased over the past months. CLICK HERE VIEW THE REPORT>> PAST WDR: This graph PHT President CEO Marvin O'Quinn presented the Board County Commissioners June 2008 about the future for Jackson Health System the coming years and frankly surprised anyone would want part the oversight board given the fiscal and political challenges. 

Jackson Health System 
Future Uncertain 

>>> FDLE agents descend city hall, part Torch Relay, did not include public corruption unit, the 1990s they were all over the place 
Florida Department Law Enforcement (FDLE) special agents along with Miami Police SWAT members ran Torch Relay for the Special Olympics midday Friday and they arrived mass Miami city hall, but the FDLE public corruption unit was not part the pack runners. Over the decades either FDLE the FBI special agents have been roaming the halls the Miami commission and remember small posse them the mid 1990s that put variety commissioners jail including the city Manager Cesar Odio. Miami-Dade municipalities over the years have been vast breeding ground for wayward elected leaders and administrators and more recently included Miami Commissioner Angel Gonzalez being forced out office the state attorney's office plea deal November 2009. However, these officers were there for charity maybe casual reconnaissance the area, but number people wondered why there were many blue lights around the parking area front city hall the time giving the impression possible mass arrests. 
What the WDR connection with Miami? began this effort watching our government and public institutions late 1997 and without former Commissioner J.L. Plummer office almost 30-years. would not doing this today and having 13th Anniversary May Back then, went through almost 200 personal jackets for Miami employees and would review about the files every Friday Miami's personnel office. And the 

time, for some people there was concern was undercover cop rather than inquisitive citizen even though meetings when people would introduce themselves. would say, just citizen,"  that once had television reporter covering the event well, saying "Yeah right, just citizen," but 
was said-in respectful way, since that point. had about two and half years watching government under belt. But was the fact the citizens never won anything the 1990s and were constantly getting steamrolled their elected leaders regardless the commission district they lived in. And mission the time was try change the odds for the ordinary people and while some major issues still get past the public like the Miami Marlins Stadium. There have been many other 
items before the commission that ultimately went down flames over the past 15-years and consider that good thing. 
CITY MIAMI