A lot of Cuban-American Republicans act like RINOs - Mel Martinez, Rep. Illena Ros-Leithen, the Rep. Diaz-Balart brothers (plural like those mexican american house sisters in CA) not to be confused with the Diaz brothers in Scarface. Another supposed conservative who is soft on the border.
I think this Mayor also got dumped because they taxed for a new baseball stadium for the Marlins even though their attendance is poor. I have a relative down in Key West who mentioned this.
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.
I tell Ileana off via fax, phone calls and letters on a regular basis.