$800 monthly car allowance.
$200 cell phone allowance.
And for what?
The man that the
"a people person"
"a deft problem-solver"
Someone that spent "more than a decade at Mayor Tomás Regalado's side, where he picked up a few things that go a long way in City Hall: a deft political touch, a preference for fixing potholes over drafting grand plans."
"I do understand more than people think,'' Crapp said with a smile.
Like what exactly?
How to make nearly $200,000 a year without making decisions?
In this ongoing crisis, Tony Crapp has shown he is not a leader.
Woefully under-qualified to be city manager, Crapp continues to tread water while political sharks swim around him.
Unable to decide what to do about Chief Exposito's future, Crapp is spending taxpayer money on a consultant, prolonging the evident and inevitable.
So what will happen when budget time rolls around the real heavy difficult decisions have to be made?
From a man who has very "little finance background" who will he rely on? Larry Spring?
Let us not forget, "this is not a metropolis..."
"Tony knows who and how long it takes to fix a pothole by public works, he knows about tree trimming, he knows how long it takes to replace a garbage can,'' Regalado said. ``We have a very good chemistry.''
But can Tony fire the police chief? Can he make the tough decisions to balance a budget?
Martin Luther King dreamed that people would "not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character..."
But in Miami, the truth is evident:
Mayor Regalado hired Crapp not because of his qualifications or character, but purely on the color of his skin.