Skip to comments.Miami-Dade voters remove Mayor Carlos Alvarez
Posted on 03/15/2011 8:21:04 PM PDT by Kartographer
Mayor Carlos Alvarez was ousted Tuesday by voters angry over a property tax rate increase and salary raise for county employees in a county struggling to recover from the recession.
With 100 percent of precinct votes counted, 88 percent voted to oust the mayor, making Miami-Dade the most populous area, with more than 2.5 million people, ever to recall a local official. Just 12 percent of the 204,500 who cast ballots were in favor of allowing Alvarez to finish his second term, which ends in 2012.
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‘Marco Rubio should resign from the Senate, Run for Mayor, and have the Governor appoint a Conservative replacement for him.’
So he should go from US Senator and potential Vice Presidential candidate to mayor of Miami? Are you nuts!
I'd like to see a list of these "critical" social services.
“We want a change.”
A shame! For an extra $0.99 you could have gotten some hope to go with it
Nope. Not one penny of current property taxes goes to the stadium. The bonds will be repaid by the existing 6% hotel bed tax (paid almost exclusively by tourists,) 1% of which is designated for sports facilities. Only in the future event that bed tax revenues are insufficient will any general revenues be used. No part of any property tax increase was due to the stadium.
But, don't let your or your relative's lack of knowledge stop you from engaging in inaccurate and unfounded speculation.
Previously, he was successful in an ANTI-TAX campaign that would have increase the city's sales tax in order to fund (get this) a renovation of the Miami Dolphins football stadium. All this is from Wikipedia. This is some American story!
Hey, Norman Braman's my kinda guy. Miamians should smarten up and nominate HIM as mayor! Sounds like someone that can take care of business down there.
Sounds more like they’re ready for a more conservative mayor.
Or labor union apologist
Martin Marxist Luther King, Jr.
Today, overall, not much!
That's one slick idea. If it had a snowballs chance, I'd be for it.
My question is: will the new mayor fight to roll back the tax increases? Can he do that?
Your version is accurate but he was not water boy. The family owns/owned lots of car dealerships and bought the Eagles I thin in the 1980s. From what I have heard - he has been fighting the crooked politicians in Miami from robbing taxpayers.
The city had a $444 or so million short fall? That is half a billion. Cheap for NYC but still and insane amount of money.
Yeah let’s just tax the tourist to build a stadium. Like it makes it any better. Politicians building ball fields for wealth team owners. It is still corruption.
He didn’t just raise taxes, he also raised salaries for people who were already well paid. Kind of like reducing taxes for the very rich. More and more people are getting really p&*^ed. How many people are aware that the top 1% of the population has as much money as the bottom 50%?
no need to be tacky to frantzie...he/she was merely poorly informed..hardly a flameworthy post
These people flee the oppression of their government and the first thing they do is vote in the same type of people they were trying to avoid.
Morons would be ashamed to be associated with them.
Just like the Roman Empire this once great country is being rotted to the core by immigration. Leeches.
Those who can’t create on their own will suck the life blood out of those who can.
If they could manifest a society of prosperity, then, they wouldn’t have to come here in the first place.
Having read the continuation of the article, and then a bunch of the comments it appears a very rich guy promoted the recall. In addition to giving his people a pay raise, Alvarez also pushed through a $600 million sports arena, and the city is over $400 million in arrears. What idiocy. One comment said that Walker in Wisconsin has also given his staff a hefty pay raise. Anyone know the truth of that allegation? Also a number of the comments urged a recall petition on the Florida Republican governor, Scott.
Many years ago, when I lived in NJ, there was no state income tax. Is there a state income tax now? In Florida there is no state income tax, but the hurricane insurance costs are much higher than insurance in other states. I helped my son buy a 3 bedroom house in Miami in 2001 for $120,000. My daughter-in-law tells me the house is now worth $88,000.
NJ - (formerly from until 3 yrs. ago)... 7% sales tax
PA (where I am now) 6% sales tax
oops, state income tax you asked about...yes to both NJ and PA, not sure of the percentages, but both have the tax
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