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.
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.
Norman is self-made from nothing. I agree with his anti-tax philosophy. Not a dime should be spent by any government to support any stadium, other than perhaps roads, etc. to service the attending public.
That said, his lawsuit to stop the stadium was ill-founded. Which is why he lost and the stadium got built. The politicians decided that they didn't want the Marlins to move to another city, and so they worked out a deal, all within their legal purview. The Marlins are now here permanently, whether it turns out to be good or bad for the local taxpayers.
His recall effort was much better directed -- at the people who will go along with any stadium deal, other than one totally financed by the owner.
So it goes.