For those who don’t pay attention to the antics that go on at City Hall, the involvement by Sarnoff in the deals that allowed the Marlin’s Stadium to be built, or the deal to allow Mark Siflin to stick a 240 foot Media Tower across the street from the Arsht Center in 2010 - a deal that included allowing Siflin’s attorneys to literally go in and rewrite the ordinance that would have allowed this tower to be built - and then his efforts to built a Media Tower at the edge of Millennium Park where the PAMM now sits, or all the rewrites of the ordinances allowing an ever increasing number of electronic and LED billboards, fabric murals, and electronic sidewalk billboards that were championed by Sarnoff, or the granddaddy of all the insider deals, the Worldcenter Project that will continue to stink and be the subject of criticism as it gets built, are but a few of the dozens of deals where Sarnoff has been there to massage the deal while collecting tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions for himself, his wife,  or for his and her “Foundation,” provide more than ample evidence that he’s treated his office as a cash register.


And now of course, having become accustomed to the perks associated with being a sleazeball among sleazeballs, Sarnoff wants to hold on by trying to get his wife elected to replace him so that he can become her “Gate Keeper,” scooping up even more money by being the ventriloquist behind the curtain.


As obvious and distressing as this is to many people, there are a whole lot of others who fail to understand or appreciate that a thug like Sarnoff could not go around putting the bite on developers without the collusion and assistance of the Regalado administration.


When developers say that they have concern about crossing Sarnoff because they are afraid of what he might do to their projects, that can only mean that what they are afraid of is how many bad things can happen to their projects at the hands of actions taken by the Planning and Zoning or Building Departments.


That’s the real problem here, because even though Sarnoff is by law prohibited from directly involving himself or interfering with what goes on inside any City Department, everyone knows that in Regaladoland, Sarnoff pretty much tells Department Directors what to do, regardless of what the City Charter  prohibits him from doing.


In a city less corrupt, you would expect that the Mayor and City Manager would take offense at these kinds of allegations and make some effort to refute them because after all, it makes them look both powerless and complicit if the word on the street is that a City Commissioner is able to use the threat of being able to use city departments to get even with those who won’t cough up with a campaign contribution, or worse, give a contribution to another candidate.


But of course, this is Miami, and doing the illegal bidding of City Commissioners like Sarnoff has contributed to the perception and reality that Miami is one of the most corrupt cities in the country, which just provides one more reason why Teresa Sarnoff needs to be soundly defeated.


It’s Miami, Bitches!

CRESPOGRAM REPORT
SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
BARRED FROM NUMEROUS GOVERNMENTAL COMPUTER NETWORKS FOR TELLING THE TRUTH
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CANDIDATES CLAIM DEVELOPERS ARE BEING STRONG-ARMED TO DONATE TO TERESA SARNOFF
WHILE SARNOFF USES HIS OFFICE TO STRONG-ARM DONATIONS FROM DEVELOPERS DOING BUSINESS WITH THE CITY, THIS THUGGERY ALSO REVEALS JUST HOW CORRUPT AND ACCOMODATING THE ADMINISTRATION OF TOMAS REGALADO APPEARS TO BE IN LETTING THIS GO ON UNCHECKED

It’s been no secret that during the 8 years that Marc Sarnoff has been a City Commissioner he has shown little hesitation in using and abusing his official position to strong-arm developers and other businesses and individuals who do business with the City, and who, because of his position as the Commissioner from District 2, has the ability to influence the introduction and passage of legislation that these all of these businesses and individuals need to move their projects forward.


I’ve written repeatedly, and provided plentiful documentation of how major developers repeatedly show up as contributors to Sarnoff’s self-promotional entities like The Sarnoff Foundation,
and the End Homelessness Now Foundation that was created by Sarnoff’s law firm for his wife last year as a way to raise money to fund the Camillus House Mat Program that Sarnoff was promoting - a program now ended after the Homeless Trust won the argument over whether this was a project that was worth the kinds of money that Sarnoff wanted the County to put up in order to keep funding it.  (My stories about the developers who gave money to Teresa Sarnoff’s Foundation can be found HERE and HERE, along with the PR hustle that Schwartz Media, the DDA’s PR company engaged in to promote Teresa as a champion of ending homelessness on the taxpayer’s dollar HERE.)


At last week’s Candidate’s Debate Ken Russell and Javier Gonzalez, in responding to the question of whether they had taken money from developers talked about how developers were afraid to donate money to anyone other than Teresa Sarnoff because of a fear of what might happen to projects they had pending City approvals of one kind or another.


Here is a clip of their comments that I combined into one clip.  IT”S ONLY 35 SECONDS LONG, SO LOOK AT IT.