Wednesday, December 08, 2010
That was the message from $422,000 a year County Manager George "Uber Bureaucrat" Burgess to the County Commission when grilled yesterday regarding the mess that is Miami Dade Transit.
The "Federales" have come down hard on the County, freezing their ability to draw down any money for transit projects.
As the Herald reports:
"Miami-Dade Transit's federal funding suspension grew out of accounting errors, poor management and erroneous information relayed to federal auditors, but does not appear to reflect fraud, Miami-Dade County Manager George Burgess told commissioners on Tuesday."
Accounting errors. Poor management. Erroneous information relayed to federal auditors.
That's enough to get you fired anywhere, but not at Miami Dade County!
Oh no, Bureaucrat Burgess puts on his best face and tells everyone not to worry, he has it all under control.
And there's more...
"The session brought to light concerns that several commissioners have about whether the federal funding suspension may disrupt transit services.
"Burgess and Assistant County Manager Ysela Llort told commissioners it may take several months for the county to wrap up its own investigation and carry out a modification of transit financial controls before the agency can persuade the Federal Transit Administration to lift the funds' suspension.
"Burgess said he expects the internal investigation and ``corrective'' procedure to be wrapped up by early March. Llort said it was still unclear when the federal government would lift the suspension because she doesn't know when precisely the Federal Transit Administration will return to Miami-Dade to conduct a new audit."
We know all about the thorough internal investigations conducted by the city and county.
Who gives a shit about public transit anyway?
Only poor people and blacks use it.
The Mayor, Manager, Commissioners, and their lackeys don't have to schlep for a bus. They ALL get car allowances.
Mayor Carlos Alvarez has been too busy fighting a recall to properly reign in Bureaucrat Burgess and has let him run amok in screwing things up at County Hall.
Burgess' tentacles reach even further with the great job he has done at fucking up Jackson too.
Everything the County touches turns to shit, and yet, no one ever loses their job.
Here's a message to Mayor Carlito:
You want to avert the disaster of your eventual recall? Don't fight in court anymore.
Grow some balls, and get rid of Burgess.
Fire his ass.
Show the people that you will no longer tolerate the bullshit coming from the Manager's office, and that at over $400,000, you expect accountability and results.