Monday, September 13, 2010

Censure Action on the Sept 14 Commission Agenda

There is a resolution on the agenda, Item 13A under New Business, introduced by Mayor Oscar Alfonso, to formally censure the Vice Mayor, George Kane, for his inappropriate promotion of the City Hall move. The details of this are at this July 14th posting but the short version is that Kane both promoted the move and negotiated on behalf of his company to represent the Lexi. The Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics found this in violation of the law and Kane pleaded no contest.

This matters. The Commission and the citizens of North Bay Village have to send a clear message that North Bay Village does not approve corruption. Our economic recovery depends on it. It's not about Kane, who's already agreed that the moneys will be repaid but about transparency in government and citizen trust in our elected officials.

How the commission votes will tell us all we need to know about how they govern. They must vote to carry this through.

The full agenda as of 9:33 AM, September 13, 2010 can be found here. NBV Commission 9-14-10 George Kane Censure

Kevin Vericker
September 13, 2010

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