Tuesday, November 23, 2010
MEET YOUR NEW CITY MANAGER: TONY CRAPP JR.
Unless Tomasito completely has sold his soul to the police union (in which case Armando's wife Yolanda gets the job) or unless he is actually serious about governing, Tony Crapp, Jr. will be your next city manager.
Tony has been the longest TomASS kisser at the city, starting back in 1996, having held NO OTHER JOB outside the city or outside of the employment of TomASS.
His "promotion" from Mayor's Chief of Staff (a position that where he had so much impact that it has yet to be filled) to Assistant City Manager at $140,000 plus executive benefits was the last step in his eventual rise to become the City's top dog.
Just imagine the "public relations" coup when Tomasito can put his arm around Tony and announce that he, a Hispanic mayor, has appointed an "African American" to the City's top job. And even though the "African American" in question is woefully unqualified, the press will eat it up.
Here is Tony's bio.
"In 1998, at the age of 25, he was promoted to Chief of Staff becoming one of few African-Americans who have served in that capacity for a Hispanic elected official at Miami City Hall."
The racial/ethnic undertones are already there.
What the "bio" fails to mention is that Tony supervised two felons and a fairy, that is why he needed extra resume building from his appointment to Assistant City Manager.
"He was very active on the Metro-Miami Action Plan Trust, an organization created after civil disturbances in the 1980s to address disparities within the African-American community."
The MMAP? Oh yeah, read the New Times article on the MMAP disaster, and why Tony resigned "because he was too busy to attend meetings."
"In January of 2010, he was selected to chair the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Economic Initiatives."
Tell us how that is going Tony, we are still waiting for your recommendation on how to improve the City's double digit unemployment rate.
All this bullshit resume patting is just sickening, but completely acceptable in city of Miami government, where you get a raise for showing up, and a bonus for having an idea every once in a while.
The disservice is that there are plenty of professional African Americans and others in this city who are incredibly qualified to run a city or other business but will get passed up because the only thing Mayor Regalado is looking for is the TomASS kisser with the biggest suctioned lips.
And in Tony, he's got the number one TomASS kisser.
Which is why Tony Crapp Jr, will be your next city manager.