Former Mayor Alex Penelas steps out again for Philip Levine for governor

Former Mayor Alex Penelas steps out again for Philip Levine for governor

Former Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas — who lives pretty much secluded from politics, commenting now and then on Univision 23 but from afar — has come out of relative political obscurity to promote former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine‘s gubernatorial run. It is his first endorsement since Penelas left office in 2004. “Friends, On Monday, […]

Michael Gongora wants back on Miami Beach commission

Michael Gongora wants back on Miami Beach commission

Former Miami Beach City Commissioner Michael Góngora will confirm weeks of speculation and file Monday for the commission race in Group 3. Góngora was a commissioner from 2009 to 2013 in that seat before he ran for mayor in 2013 against Philip Levine. He also lost a race for Florida senate last year, but only because […]

Miami Beach Commissioner’s aide may have been a spy

Miami Beach Commissioner’s aide may have been a spy

Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez wasn’t getting her phone messages. She wasn’t getting invitations sent to her for events. She missed meetings that she wasn’t told about. She wasn’t getting her message out to the senior citizen centers where she campaigned among the seniors who elected her. And that’s because her aide may have […]

The Cortadito Calendar — It’s a brand new year of dates

The Cortadito Calendar — It’s a brand new year of dates

We’ve had enough egg nog and holiday cheer to last us til next December. Now it’s time to get back to work. After a two week hiatus — because really there are not a lot of events or meetings during period from just before Christmas to El Dia de los Reyes Mago — the Political […]

The Cortadito Calendar: Some meetings and a holiday party

The Cortadito Calendar: Some meetings and a holiday party

Week two of our new feature, The Cortadito Calendar: A weekly calendar of political powwows, government meetings and events with electeds. Stay informed. Get engaged. If you know any political happening that should be included in the Cortadito Calendar, please email the information to edevalle@gmail.com. And thank you. TUESDAY — Dec. 13 2 p.m. — The Unincorporated […]

Forum on controversial Miami Beach ‘train to nowhere’

Forum on controversial Miami Beach ‘train to nowhere’

Proponents and opponents of an imagined light rail train that loops around South Beach will discuss the pros and cons of the project at a community forum Thursday night organized by Miami Beach United. Last we heard, there are three possible deals on the table, all from qualified bidders. Proposals are due Nov. 3. But […]

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