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September 2019

ICYMI: DeSantis Henchmen Attempted Government Contract Give Away As Dorian Approached

Orlando, FL –– Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell called out Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Orlando Airport appointees for attempting to give out government contracts without a public bidding process while Florida braced for Hurricane Dorian.
On September 4, Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell slammed DeSantis’ appointees on the Orlando Airport board for attempting to install a handpicked attorney who specializes in medical marijuana to serve as the airport’s legal counsel. 
From the Orlando Sentinel:
On Wednesday — the same day Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency — the governor’s appointees to the Orlando airport board were trying to mount a coup.
They were trying to kick out the airport’s long-time attorney and bring in a lawyer who specializes in ... medical marijuana.
That’s why I liked a proposal from the airport’s executive director to hire in-house legal counsel. Instead of giving millions of dollars to an outside firm — which might have conflicts of interest — director Phil Brown wanted an in-house attorney dedicated solely to the airport’s interest.
Before he could, board members appointed by DeSantis and former Gov. Rick Scott said they wanted Marchena gone immediately and new contracted attorneys to replace him.
And not just any outside attorneys — specific ones who had apparently been previously selected and were sitting in the audience that day.
Keep in mind: This proposal had not been advertised to the public. And it was coming from board members forbidden by state law from privately communicating with each other.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PARKS OFFERING 1-Day Camp on Tuesday, September 3, 2019



MIAMI ( September 02, 2019 ) —
Miami-Dade County government offices and services will be on a regular schedule Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. All employees should report to work unless otherwise notified. Employees with scheduling dificulties should contact their supervisor for guidance. Departments will be as flexible as possible with leave requests. 
Miami-Dade Parks will continue to be open with regular hours and programs with the addition of a one-day camp, since schools will be closed. The parks offering the one-day camps are listed below. The camps will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Parents must provide lunch and snacks. There will be a $5 charge per child. Please visit for park addresses and directions.
  1. Oak Grove Park
  2. Gwen Cherry Park
  3. Country Village Park
  4. Highland Oaks Park
  5. Arcola Lakes Park
  6. Sidney Wynn @ Arcola Park
  7. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park
  8. Jefferson Reaves Park
  9. Little River Park 
  1. Ruben Dario Park
  2. North Trail Park
  3. Continental Park
  4. Rockway Park
  5. Kendale Lakes Park
  1. Goulds Park
  2. Live Like Bella
  3. Naranja Park
  4. South Dade Park
  5. Eureka Villas Park
  6. West Perrine Park
  7. Sgt. Delancy Park
  8. Hammocks Community Park
PortMiami is closed to all vessel traffic until the Coast Guard lifts its order. The tunnel remains closed. All other port access is closed. Passengers should contact the cruise lines for up-to-date itinerary information.
Miami International Airport remains open. Passengers should check with their airline for any changes in flight schedules.
The Department of Solid Waste Management will provide regular curbside garbage and recycling collection services on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Crews will provide service as long as weather conditions permit.
The Department of Transportation and Public Works will operate Metrobus, Metrorail and Metromover on a regular weekday schedule.