Skip to comments.Miami-Dade voters remove Mayor Carlos Alvarez
Posted on 03/15/2011 8:21:04 PM PDT by Kartographer
Mayor Carlos Alvarez was ousted Tuesday by voters angry over a property tax rate increase and salary raise for county employees in a county struggling to recover from the recession.
With 100 percent of precinct votes counted, 88 percent voted to oust the mayor, making Miami-Dade the most populous area, with more than 2.5 million people, ever to recall a local official. Just 12 percent of the 204,500 who cast ballots were in favor of allowing Alvarez to finish his second term, which ends in 2012.
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"It's time for him to go," Rodriguez said. "We want a change."
I think there is alot of CHANGE coming and soon!
Barry doesn't have a prayer of getting a second term, but we want him to take up the Democrat slot.
Wouldn't want Hillary to sneak in.
I read that Alverez is a republican. Or should I say RHINO.
So what now? It would seem that Mayor Carlos Alvarez is a Republican right? A Republican who acted like a Democrat and raised taxes which infuriated people. So he is gone, what fills the void? Does this mean the Democrats have a good shot at taking over here?
Hillary, like Mitt Romneycare is mortally tainted by the attempted healthcare takeover.
She has no positives over for the left Tingle Barry.
That’s why it was reported by the AP. If Ramirez were a Dummycrap, you think this would be in the news?
I’m not getting it. Don’t recall election also include electing a NEW mayor? I didn’t see this mentioned. So are they mayor-less now?
They’ll hold a special election for the remainder of the term (for which Alvarez may run in, although after getting rejected by almost 90% of those voting, that would be dumb). I can’t fathom why they didn’t hold it in the same election.
“So he is gone, what fills the void?”
Conventional wisdom would say that the candidate who runs on the promise to rescind the Alvarez property tax hike is the likely winner, regardless of the “letter” following his name.
Marco Rubio should resign from the Senate, Run for Mayor, and have the Governor appoint a Conservative replacement for him. Time to start playing hardball. Rubio can run again in another state for Senator next year.
A lot of Cuban-American Republicans act like RINOs - Mel Martinez, Rep. Illena Ros-Leithen, the Rep. Diaz-Balart brothers (plural like those mexican american house sisters in CA) not to be confused with the Diaz brothers in Scarface. Another supposed conservative who is soft on the border.
I think this Mayor also got dumped because they taxed for a new baseball stadium for the Marlins even though their attendance is poor. I have a relative down in Key West who mentioned this.
My local School District has a levy for just over that amount in store for my city. They do not understand that people are out of work, unable to sell their homes or move, are in foreclosure, or at a minimum, financially strapped; regardless of how much they make.
Gas and food costs are up, up, up! Wages and property values are down, yet they demand more from the private sector? Goodness.
No pretty sure he is a rat
I was wrong he is a republican
Wiki says he’s a Republican, whatever that’s worth.
Will his replacement be any better?? This is FloriDUH after all
“My local School District has a levy for just over that amount in store for my city. They do not understand that people are out of work, unable to sell their homes or move, are in foreclosure, or at a minimum, financially strapped; regardless of how much they make.”
They certainly understand you cannot sell your home and move; that is WHY they are able to keep increasing taxes. Even worse, prior to the housing meltdown, those taxes increases (at least here in NJ, among the highest property taxes in the nation) were such a drag on home prices. Who wants to buy a house in a so-so neighborhood with taxes of $8K annually? When you own it outright you’ll still pay $650+ per month to live their...
Anyone under thirty who hasn’t bought a home yet is smart enough to make sure they never do; at least here in NJ, any fed. income tax benefit is more than offset by very high property taxes. Now that the younger generations seem to have sworn off breeding, why would they expose themselves to such robbery? Also, they’ll keep the mobility to follow their jobs from state to state (or another country) as we become China.
did you mean "dingle berry"....LOL
I like to use "0bambi"
where 0 = the zero character.
Yeah, he's a "Republican" like Michael Bloomberg is a "Republican".
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