Surfside mayor and commissioners now starting the process of building town parking garages


Surfside mayor and commissioners now starting the process of building town parking garages for the benefit of developers, using town money and bonds to be guaranteed by taxpayers,  TOS is now preparing to solicit bids, and making plans on how to avoid a referendum - or alternatively to use town money to publicize misleading information to influence voters to approve a referendum.  They are going to say that the huge new parking lots they want to deliver to hidden developers and their lawyers, will have no impact upon residents' quality of life or tax rates (baloney of course on both points). The scheme is a disruptive, damaging, costly, foolish and deceptive plan of the town commission on how to put lipstick on a sell-out pig, just like they did with much of the zoning laws.

 
The Parking Garage development scam plan of town officials: give millions to CGA(Calvin Giordano and Associates) for studies (traffic studies, circulation studies, engineering studies, cost studies, community impact studies, ...) all with a predetermined conclusion of course. The orders are to do studies, bill the town for seven figures, and give up reports that say all would be just marvelous if the town built a huge parking garage for the benefit of special interests. Then use those "expert" reports as propaganda to sway public opinion. It is all about the under the table deals that this mayor and commission have made over the past several years so now it is payoff time once again and guess who will pay, and pay, and pay? The residents of the town of course.  Nice conflicts of interest too and a coverup that the planners and the engineers and the studiers and the attorneys also have ties and connections and relationships with the Bal Harbour Shops and the owners of neighboring properties and the developers who are ready to pounce?  And won't a parking garage that takes in cash payments be a nice addition to the corruption machine already in high gear in this town?  Imagine the possibilities! And look at the line forming at the door to the mayor's office and manager's office - the line of bond lawyers, bond financial officers, developers, developer's lawyers, general contractors, and commercial real estate brokers? Surfside residents and taxpayers are about to face the onslaught of lies from Town Hall. The public's own officials are scheming up to fool everyone once again. $$$$$




Ch2M and The Mayor of Surfside, Florida