The Herald's Myriam Marquez nails Mayor Carlos Alvarez in today's column:
"Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez's lame explanations about granting pay raises to a cadre of his closest advisors -- as he was telling taxpayers we would all have to sacrifice in these tough times -- begs the question.And on the Herald's front page, reporters Jack Dolan and Matthew Haggman reveal that the mayor's claim that he eliminated jobs as a part of a reorganization of his staff was all just smoke and mirrors:
"I prefer to think he's clueless, which is dangerous enough in this fiscal crisis. "
["M]any of the executives whose jobs disappeared are still working for the county, in some cases at higher salaries -- raising questions about how much the cutbacks have saved taxpayers."Isn't it about time we recall this clown?