This is what happened to the people of the 1060-s drug culture; they lost their minds and became Liberal Democrats and rather defend a fricken Rabies carrying raccoon than the welfare of children playing in their own yards. Amazing logic
Why don-t you buy the property and keep the critters there. We have but a few precious rights left on property ownership without having to listen to your constant whining. You should have enough money coming from the sale of your house to build a cabin in the Everglades and be surrounded buy your critters. Hell; I-ll even help you move so that I don-t have to read your crap on here.
Another new resident who does not like wildlife buys property here and wants a raccoon nest removed by pest control. Which means automatic death sentence to the raccoon and babies. Go buy your house else where and stop destroying our city.
spent hundreds of thousands of dollars improving the club? Where? Prove it? he may have spent hundresd of thousands covering all the losses from mismanagement of the country club. If he had so much money why is he stiffing all is vendors and employees???? why is his water and electric cut off????
All you need to do is get from the city the copy of their response to thhe RFP and see how many of the things they committed and contracted to do have been done! It was all a big lie from the beginning. Talk to his employees and ask them how many times they have received bounced checks?? Also ask the guy that built the cigar room if he has gotten paid and ask him for a copy of the contract he signed with Kobiakov where he led the guy to believe he was signing a contract with the city! and on and on!
In typical Banana Republic politics, I would not be surprised that a customer-s of Danny-s law firm has expressed an interest in the CC and this is how they are going to deliver on that service. Keep your eye on the ball and see who the next person is to get that contract and their ties.
Envy and ignorance dominates this mentally retarded idiot, KOBIAKOV has spend hundred of thousand dollars recovering and beautifying the club. I could bet you haven-t been in the club just like William Alonso or his puppet Danny Espino, How do you know that he doesn-t pay his employees ?? did you hear it from them directly or did you hear it from somebody else ?? Como on , Stop listening to BS learn the facts from true sources.
And the gazette always prints the truth??? Now that is laughable!!! They would
Never print the real dea made by the ex mayor with this gentleman!! Something very very fishy going on ! I personally hope that this guy uses the city and wins and then come s clean with exactly what the deal the ex mayor made and who got what in that deal.
OK ALL CAPS. Let-s check with Tom Curtis. This is what TC wrote in the June 7 Gazette after the operator-s rent was already reduced because he couldn-t pay; "Apparently that did not do enough...to turn things around. Since then Kobiakov has given the city bad checks, failed to pay his employees on time".Tom also goes on to write that Kobiakov failed to get necessary permits and failed to provide services at times as required in agreement. He was served with a Termination of Agreement ALL CAPS! An told to VACATE. Maybe you are blinded by the ALL CAPS and can-t read.
HOW SURE YOU ARE THAT HE HASN-T PAID THE RENT !! I SPOKE TO HIM AND HIS ANSWER WAS THAT THE CITY RETURNED THIS MONTH RENT AND HE GAVE THE CASHIER CHECK TO HIS LAWYER FRANK HOLDEN.....PLEASE CHECK THE FACTS BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR IGNORANT MOUTH. YOU CAN ALSO ASK TOM CURTIS, HE SHOULD KNOW !
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Let the games begin
Once again for everyone defending the CC operator. Maybe he did do a good job at the CC. But he did not pay his rent. Get it? In other words he is stiffing us taxpayers who own the CC. If you can-t live up to your obligations and pay what you owe you are out. Just like you would be if you didn-t pay your rent or mortgage. Of course if you are the ex mayor you can get away without paying financial obligations. The fact that CC operator can-t make good on his obligation to the city is really just more evidence of incompetence on both the city-s part and the operator. The operator bid on the job by using pie in the sky numbers that were not realistic. And the city despite the operator-s negative background awarded him the CC contract. That-s how the game is played often times. Someone bidding for a job uses unrealistic numbers to get the job over other more competent bidders. There is a wink wink between the bidder and the authority awarding the bid that the numbers are just a way to allow the insider to get the job, with the understanding that conditions and obligations can be changed later. And in fact that is exactly what the city did recently. They changed the pay back requirements of the operator. But even with that concession the operator failed to live up to his end of the bargain. Now we are embroiled in litigation with taxpayer fees going to our City Attorney-s law firm. You know, the same City Attorney who gave his blessing to the now defunct operator. So we pay more for the city-s latest screw up. Ain-t it grand? Great job city management!
I-m not saying Kobiakov is corrupt. I have no evidence of it. I do however have evidence (albeit insufficent for a reasonable doubt conviction by a court of law) on a former politician who is corrupt. 2 points: 1 - There is at least 1, but possibly more corrupt politicos in town. 2 - Kobiakov may have done a great job at the country club, but if you don-t pay, you get kicked out. He hasn-t been paying. If you fix up your apartment, but don-t pay the rent, the landlord-s going to kick you out.
I still dont get it, Kobiakov turned the club around, now it looks clean, the ballroom is beautiful, the food is good, just ask any of the Rotary members that meet there every week. Have you been at the club ?? it seems to me that you dont know what you are talking about...there is no corruption, yes he had a lawsuit, so what !! he is a business man, look what he did with the Osceola apartments !! doesn-t that say something ! Now we have a beautiful Historic building. It seems as you not only are full of S. but a mentally retarded envious S.B.
They gave him the contract anyway, even after some concern was raised about his past huge lawsuit. Plus the fact he had no real experience in this type of business. Just more evidence of an incompetent council and city management. I cannot prove corruption so I won-t make that claim one way or another. But there is no doubt that the councils of the last decade or so have been inept and made many costly and huge mistakes. And before you city cheerleaders break out the pom poms, save it. I don-t want to hear about how we should stop complaining if we don-t like it and get elected. Just because we have no desire to hold elected office doesn-t mean we don-t have the right and obligation to hold elected and other city officials accountable for incompetence and waste. It is our high tax dollars that get spent unwisely and pay salaries. So please spare us your pathetic city butt kissing and waving pom poms in our face.
PLEASE CAN SOMEONE WITH REAL KNOWLEDGE, EXPLAIN WHATS WRONG WITH THE COUNTRY CLUB ? I SEE THE CLUB AT ITS BEST, NOW ITS CLEAN, THE NEW SPORT BAR IS AWSOME, THE FOOD IS GOOD. I AGREE THAT SOMETIME THE SERVICE IS SLOW BUT BESIDE THIS EVERYTHING ELSE IS GREAT, KOBIAKOV IS A GREAT HOST, ALSO WILLING TO SERVE AND HELP. PLEASE EXPLAIN !!
Saturate the Mayor and council members with the desire to have the parade go back to being on Westward and Curtiss. They have to make a decision and directive to have that happen. They will listen to the residents, especially with an election on the horizon
The water started with fire trucks. Then the kids started bringing in water guns. The water portion is a blast. I like the idea of having a wet zone. The problem is the wet zone is toooooo small.... Just like the pool is too small.... Make the Parade Great Again. Start it at the rec center. Put no parking on Westward. Done. Make one street a dry zone. Make the other street a wet zone. Done. Think outside the box people. No excuse not to allow the parade on Westward residential section.
It should start at the Rec Center. Plenty of staging room to setup. The residents who live along Westward and have enjoyed the parade for years would love to have it back. The residents who live in the bird section that like to walk to the parade will enjoy it too. If the only reason is to protect the new path, then tape it up and put no parking temp signs up. Yellow tape is cheap. Having a wet dry section is fine. They should make all of Westward the wet zone and leave Curtiss Parkway dry. Or vice versa. But two blocks is not enough. Curious how it works out this year. All the kids will want to be in the small section for wet activities. Does not seem like enough space for kids. The folly is really cutting the parade route so short.
Typical silly decision made by this council just like two lanes on South Royal. Its a surprise that they did not spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a consultant to reinforce their hair brained idea.
term limits - the only solution to the problem is term limits - good for the presidency - good for the governorship - good for Miami-Dade commissioners - needed in Miami Springs - good for our residents
Snowflake stop your whining and provide the evidence. No one here is saying that everything the city does is great. You-re the one who says everything is wrong. Stop mentioning Raul Martinez or Hillary, stop your whining and finger pointing and provide your evidence. You dont need a diploma to do that. If you care so much for this city, stop wasting time and make a call. If not get out of dodge with your fake news.
the corruption in this town stinks. sad but true. you don-t need enough evidence to prosecute someone to never vote for them due to their corruption - we didn-t need it to vote against hillary - we didn-t need it for raul martinez - and we don-t need the hard evidence to know who is dirty and corrupt in this town.
I see lots of solutions brought up here all the time. You must be selective in your reading. Probably because you don-t like when corruption - which is a real thing happening in this very city. Everyone knows Raul Martinez was a corrupt politician. Do I have the evidence? No. I-m not a prosecutor, but I-m also not an idiot. People in this town know who the corrupt - tax lien- can-t pay my house - let me get a mortgage forgiveness - tax cheat is. Everyone knows who the slimy snake is in this town. And he has solved any of the really big issues facing our city? Crime? Traffic? Nope. Has he put this city in a deeper financial hole. You betcha.
There should not be accusations made on here like corruption without evidence. However the city cheerleaders on here waving their pom poms and defending everything the city does is just a smoke screen for city incompetence and failure. People have legitimate complaints about 10 million dollars for inadequate facilities like a too small pool and ridiculously small work out area at the Rec. Legitimate complaints about increasing congestion and crime on 36th st. Legitimate complaints about the Country Club fiasco. So keep waving your pom poms city cheerleaders and we will keep striving to hold the city accountable for their incompetence and costly errors.
They complain and finger point because they do not provide answers or sultions. So they degenerate themselves and rely on scaring the public. It didnít work last elections and it will not work now. Thankful the residents of Miami Springs see right through you.
Not a cheerleader and agree with being critical with our local, state and federal governmental institutions, however there is a difference between being critical and being a snowflake complainer. There is a huge difference between stating an opinion from spreading lies (corruption and payoff accusations). Very easy to say these things about our city, itís harder to ptovide the evidence. Very cowardly if you ask me. Just like your typical liberal antifa groups, BLAME OTHERS, NEVER BE ACCOUNTABLE. Love Miami Springs! Love the US!
It is infantile and short sighted to promote that Miami Springs does not have issues. This is nothing new. I recall a Mayor who tore down the Gazebo at the circle to make a huge fountain which was known as "Fordice-s Follies" and it was torn down in just a few years to replace the Gazebo and the trees.???That cost about $200,000.00 in 1970-s dollars. The persistent problem here is disregarding the Charter, which makes Miami Springs a "City Manager form of government" and the political intrusion of the Mayor and Council. I am not silly enough not to understand that the City Manager works at the pleasure of the Mayor and Council, but it was never meant to be an automatic rubber stamp. I never cared much for Maria Davis during her tenure here, but at least she held the line for a while. She was just too heavy handed for her own good.
Some city cheerleader can-t believe some people criticize government. Do you realize how long that-s been going on? Since the dawn of government. People have been killed and imprisoned for complaining about government. Fortunately, that rarely happens in this country. And when it does happen, our justice system allows you to fight back. God Bless America and God Bless the 1st amendment. Only snowflakes freak out over a little government criticism.
Sure there will always be some people never happy. But what the city cheerleader on here calls complainers are actually people who love MS and want to preserve our quality of life. We want accountability from our city officials. We pay their salaries and we want quality production. There are many places around that have lost any semblance of quality of life. They have crime, traffic and congestion. Maybe the people that lived there should have complained more in the beginning. Now it is too late. We want to avoid the same fate. If you don-t like people speaking up for effective and quality government perhaps you should move to the places that have lost that.
These kind of people, mainly the few snowflake losers we have in this city, will never be happy. It doesnít matter where they move to, they only know how to complain and spread lies. Theyíve tried to win elections but always fail. Because liberals ALWAYS FAIL. They love to criticize Everything the city does, yet their ideas and scare tactics are ALWAYS WORSE. So you see even if they move to the moon, they will always find something to complain about.
Now they-ve invaded the inner circle. The Circle looks like a parking lot for SPIN bikes. Why? To advertise the bikes to as many people as possible. How much does the city make from this? Nada. I-m sorry, but I despise seeing our public spaces used as an advertising vehicle for a for profit corporation. Pay up or ship out SPIN.
If you love your community, but see problems, you don-t just cut and run. You try to make it better. Identifying the problem is step 1. Implementing the solution is step 2. Are you one to cut and run when bad things happen or were your feelings hurt?
Eldron has a long and stained history dating back to the early 60-s when it housed "The Green Mansions" apt and the "Mao-Mao Lounge" Actually those were the better years and it hit dead bottom in the early 70-s. Someone just dumped some money into refurbishing and landscaping the complex and it looks better. Maybe they can demand higher rent and get a better cl of people in there.
Eldron solution is to make that strip more desirable. That sliver of land, turn it to a small park. Make that strip of the walking path nicer. Increase the desirability of eldron drive. The landlords will be able to raise the rent if there is a greater demand for the area. No landlord is going to leave money on the table. Thats how its done.
But wait, there-s more. Now they want to put more apartments in downtown Miami Springs. Because, of course, that-s going to make Miami Springs just more beautiful than ever. Holy cow. There-s not a single home owner that believes adding more $250k apartments is the right thing for our community. Unless, you have property downtown and then you LOVE it.
The poster about Eldron already being a skid row is correct. Now it is extending down and along 36 st st. All from neglect and lack of any true leadership and vision by the council. Another poster just said what-s next? Downtown? Exactly! Now this council wants to start monkeying with the downtown area by increasing FAR and easing parking restrictions. South Royal Poin apartment row is no great shakes either. So once this council puts some higher density apartments by the downtown Circle area our blight will extend from there, down S Royal, meet up with 36th st and extend all the way down into Eldron. Evidently the vision of the men on this council is to have a strip of crime, danger, poor parking and high density all around much of our border. If you are unhappy about the way the city is being run and the way it is going remember that the three men on council have roughly 30 years of combined time up there. If you add their ring leader Garcia who may or may not come back you are looking at over 40 years, probably creeping up to close to 50 years of combined council time, much of that spent as mayor. Yes they are good at getting reelected. They are political back slappers and popular figures that just keep getting recycled, along with the rest of the inbred management team. And the results of their incompetence is severe and long lasting damage to our city.
Everything is cool if you follow the rules. everything is awesome! Don-t worry about the ings. Everything is cool if you follow the rules. Don-t worry about the speeding. No one ever dies in Miami Springs. Everything is awesome. Everything is cool if you follow the rules. Everything is awesome. Car breakins happen ev er y day. Everything is awesome. Corruption is part of the game. Everything is awesome. Nobody cares to make a change. Everything is awesome. Miami Springs just aint the same.
What reasonable expectations do you allow yourself to hold of a efficiently run city government when you keep re-electing Captain Kangaroo, a guy who doesn-t pay his debts, the town drunk and every other person whom you like but know to be totally incompetent? Sadly we don-t take the City Charters serious enough to conduct a diligent search for key positions in this city and end up with this incompetent political Miami Springs inbreeding form of city government. We need to spend the money to find a REAL AND PROFESSIONAL CITY MANAGER, A REAL, PROFESSIONAL AND EFFICIENT CITY ATTORNEY, and most of all a COMPETENT CITY PLANNER. These things cost money; but look at what saving a few dollars in those positions got you, Eldron Alley and now NW 36 St. What-s next, down town Miami Springs?
We already have a skid row. It-s Eldron Avenue. Now, 36 Street is making it worse. Tell me you guys don-t see the sketchy characters walking up and down that street. We-re all concerned that there was a ing on 36 street, but is anyone really surprised? BTW - Isn-t that like the 3rd ing in the last few years? There was the police ing of the Hialeah robbers that ended in VG. There was the ing with the car jacker who started in Kendall, but ended up on the east side of Springs. And now this one yesterday morning. That-s not the kind of reputation we want. I mean you can count on putting on the news and hearing about a ing in Miami Gardens! WE DON-T NEED THAT ELEMENT HERE IN SPRINGS. So, what-s going to be done to fix the problem.............. nada.... zilch.... nothing.
The comments below about a Skid Row could very well be true. Certainly the ongoing crime on 36th st is indicative of that. We have created a hot bed of illegal activities and violent crime along our border. People on here have often criticized our city leaders for continual and ongoing bad decisions. The Rec Center with the silly sized work out area. The Aquatic Center with the silly sized pool. Terrible decisions that come with a huge price tag. The ongoing fiasco at the Country Club. Now after years of neglect and helter skelter development on 36 st we are being faced with a long term strip of crime and danger. Thanks city leaders! All those men that have been on the council for so many decades should resign. They have failed at just about everything except getting re elected. And we are paying big time! And will pay for a long time!
IHOP is but a symptom of what is happening on the 36 St strip. The proliferation of hotels brings about the presence of specific crimes ociated with the environment. Car thefts, vehicular break-ins, fraud, prostitution and drug activities will increase exponentially. As new hotels are built, the older hotels will lower their rates in order to compete and attract undesirables. This unfortunate "Skid-Row Effect" has been caused by the cities inability to produce and implement a comprehensive plan for the MW 36 St corridor and continue to treat this area with a total lack of vision and understanding. The criminal predatory element that is attracted to these hotels are already penetrating North into the residential areas looking for "Targets of Opportunity" Be warned
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Gee Nestor, I didn-t know that you were that sensitive and politically correct.-
One may be led to believe that you were a Snowflake. What is wrong with calling a Ghetto Dweller what they are and how they behave?
Instead of cameras on the incoming traffic from Hialeah, friggin setup cameras on South Drive and IHOP. We-ve known this area to be bad for a long time. We know the cops can-t be there all the time, but why not put up some cameras there to catch actual criminals!
"sell his mother if he had to for a buck"...absolutely he would.... he already sold his daughters mango tree just so he can make room for a pool and more pavement. Then he blames the removal of the huge tree and the pool on his wife ..LOL ! He ONLY cares about himself NO ONE ELSE !!....I guess he needs a pool because he no longer enjoys the the citys pool
Garcia is a fast learning manipulator of the uninformed and aspires to be Miami Springs version of Raul Martinez. DO NOT take him lightly; this man has no scruples, conscience or values, he in only interested in the money and would sell his mother if he had to for a buck. At least one of the women in the council who has political aspirations could be one of his moles, be aware.
I personally donít give a c r a p what his political affiliation is. What I care about is the c r a p p y job he did as mayor and that we donít make that mistake again! This city cannot afford his questionable deals anymore
This has been an interesting exchange of insults by what appears to be children or adults with mental disabilities. The term "Snowflake" is usually ociated with Liberal Democrats and suits Garcia as he is a registered Democrat. He will never answer the question directly as to his party affiliation, but he is one in deed. I think that office candidates in Miami Springs should disclose their political party affiliations.
i don-t care what he does in his property...the fact that you may be aware is a little creepy...but I think we need to add term limits to end the corruption...term limits are good for government and its citizens...term limits for president is wonderful. can you imagine another 4 years of obama? term limits are good for the governorship... term limits are in place in county government... we need stricter term limits for local office. That-s on us.
somebody here as a hard o n for this guy. i think you might be in love with him and might not even know it. all you do is think, talk and sleep garcia. i hope he does run again. i guarantee you he-s not a snow flake, whiner, naysayer like the minority in this city. garcia in 2019!!
Pay attention now; there may be a quiz at the end.
1- City buys Fair Heavens and shuts it down 2- The city finds someone with deep pockets (perhaps Trump) for a 99 year lease on the golf course AND Fair Heavens to be rebuilt into an era correct hotel. 3- The City widens the Curtiss Bike Path or builds a second one alongside of the existing one for golf karts to travel from the hotel to the golf course and also the circle. The city builds and appropriate size golf kart parking area adjacent to the Cavalier Clock so that tourist can walk over to the business in the circle and Westward Dr.
I was joking abut the Quiz ;)
I love the idea of a pedestrian grotto. You would still need a road to access some of the hotels, but it-s possible to put in a one way road to reclaim a portion of the road. One of the finest ideas I-ve seen on here. And some people say it-s only negative. Phooeey.
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