Friday, April 29, 2011
TOMAS REGALADO IS THE WORLD'S BIGGEST HYPOCRITE!
“This is a huge complex that will bring to Brickell Avenue, downtown Miami and East Little Havana an energy it has never, ever seen before,” said Regalado, who will take the nontraditional step of presenting a developer’s project to the City Commission.
“I think it needs to carry the clout of the office of the mayor to send a message that this is a huge project for the city of Miami.”
Tomás Regalado, the longtime city commissioner whose campaign platform centered on putting a stop to what he has called wasteful spending on large public projects, won a sweeping victory in Miami's mayoral race yesterday. He had attacked Mayor Manny Diaz, who was not up for reelection, on development initiatives like downtown highrises...
Ask the man most people expect to be Miami's next mayor to describe his vision for the city, and you might as well stick eight years of skyline-filling rapid development in mothballs.
"Tell the people how their money is being spent. No backroom deals. Any grandiose projects, we take to the voters,'' says Miami Commissioner Tomás Regalado. ``We do need to take a breather.''
The anti-Manny Diaz? The approach may be sticking.
Mr. Regalado comes across as favoring a quieter, simpler time in Miami’s past, serving the constituents he’s sipped cafecitos with for decades while trying to protect them from the “uncompromising dream of a bustling metropolis”. As far as he is concerned, the city is trapped between the vise-like grip of developers and politicos, and is in danger of losing its’ soul.
I have known Tomas Regalado for 30 years. I used to sell Spanish Language radio ads and do some marketing for WQBA-FM.
Tomas was a star newscaster on WQBA-AM. He is a first class gentleman. I don’t know how he has managed to survive in the snake pit that is Miami politics and government. I told him today that this day for him announcing his candidacy for mayor is long overdo.
I am most confident that he will win.
Miami deserves to be lead by a leader that cares about the people and not one that is pals with the developers and lobbyists.
We couldn't have said it better ourselves.