FOP MEMBERS SAY: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
OFFICIAL VOTE (8/9/2011)
For the past three years we have seen our wonderful city take a downward spiral into financial chaos. We have endured one scandal after another in which wasteful spending and special favors have drained the city’s finances. Mayor Regalado’s only solution has been to cut employee benefits. We are not to blame for the Mayor’s mismanagement of the City of Miami.
We have tried to negotiate in good faith in order to avoid losing benefits while at the same time giving the city long term financial stability.
Mayor Tomas Regalado has failed the employees of the city and the citizens he serves. His lack of vision for the future continues to destroy our beloved city. Just a few weeks ago the Mayor said that the city was financially sound, then he said that the deficit for FY 2011-2012 was a manageable figure that would not impact the city or the employees. The numbers have continued to change to where now he claims we have a $61 million deficit. He is, at best, incompetent and, at worst, a compulsive liar. We will not stand for either.
It is quite clear that the mayor is not qualified to lead this city into financial stability.
Late last week, the FOP made yet another effort to save the city millions of dollars without adversely affecting our members. Just like everything else we have brought to the table, our proposal fell on deaf ears. After careful consideration and consultation with our Executive Board, We have concluded that the only way we can help our city is to RECALL MAYOR TOMAS REGALADO!
This is not a decision that I take lightly, I understand the hard work that such a campaign entails, but if we all unite in this effort, I feel that many others will join our fight and at the end we will succeed!
Armando Aguilar, President
Miami Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #20