Miami Dade County Community Forum

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Miami Herald Interview of Mayoral Candidates

Julio Robaina, Mayor of Hialeah, has refused to go before the Miami Herald for their interview of Mayoral Candidates. He stated in part, in a letter to the Editorial Board:

Despite all efforts to make certain that your journalists and editors have accurate information regarding the false allegations that have been launched against me or key facts about me or my candidacy, The Miami Herald disregards the truth to cast stories with misinformation or erroneous contexts. Most concerning is the propagandist coverage of the race that has developed into a pattern directed at mischaracterizing me with the intent of influencing the outcome of the Special Election.

1 comment:

  1. ERICJOHNSONMay 19, 2011

    Here is a very good reason Julio Robaina cannot appear in public....

    "Mayor Julio Robaina"

    Julio Robaina Fired 17 Firefighters Illegally.
    Despite a ruling

    According to Arbitrator Robert B. Hoffman:

    The City failed to make any cost analysis showing what savings would be generated by these terminations.
    Failed to establish the costs savings it attributed to this decision were legitimate reasons and financially efficient.
    Failed to account for a myriad of costs that could substantially reduce any cost savings attributed to the terminations.
    Failed to explain why it did not accept the recommendation of its concessions committee to keep experienced employees retained who were in DROP.
    Failed to include in its decision one other DROP participant who was not in the bargaining unit and would have saved the City additional money.
    Failed to include non-DROP employees in its decision, who had vested pensions and that would have saved the City an additional 27.4% in contributions.
    Failed to provide the Union with proper contractual advance notice.

    Grievance award on: 4/21/2011
    Based on the above and the entire record, the grievances are sustained. The grievants shall be immediately reinstated to their former positions and made whole. Any issue that cannot be resolved relating to the administration of this Award shall be referred back to the arbitrator for resolution. As such, the arbitrator shall retain jurisdiction for a period of 90 days from the date of this award.
    Back pay = OVER $500,000.00
    Overtime cost = OVER $ 500,000.00
    Legal fees = Unknown City will NOT disclose.

    Daily cost to TAXPAYERS for Mayor Julio Robaina's NON COMPLIANCE = $10,000.00 per day.

    JULIO ROBAINA "LIES" again. At the May 9th Television interview Mayor Robaina said he was evaluating his legal options and considering to appeal the ruling. Yet the same day in a letter to the State Of Florida he stated that he will comply with the order. The Mayor Extorted the firefighters demanding a ratified contract for their return.
    Robaina is Risking lives and WASTING MONEY!