… We hear city officials everywhere telling little fibs about why they’re selling out assets or finding new fees and fines.
Chicago is telling residents it needs 500 new speed cameras near schools for child safety — never an issue Windy City officials fretted about until they saw they’re already getting $68 million fines from red-light cameras. More cameras mean more cash.
Much like Chicago, Miami really needs to negotiate employee contracts more like the private sector pays than the present open-handed public largesse. Also much like Chicago, the Miami commission has no appetite for annoying the public employee voter bloc.
Hence, the trend to sell off anything for however little. That’s the same reason government initially got into bed with mega-casino interests who claimed to offer a cash cow for a cash-strapped city.
The worse the economic situation, the more willing the city becomes to prostitute itself.
See the full article from “Miami Today”