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Here’s The Scoop…LBTS Town Law Firm…Makes The Papers….Stimulus….Keep It Local…

MAKE THAT “GOLDEN” SHOVEL IN THE GROUND….LOCAL….

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OPINION…MIAMI HERALD…2/9/09….Business Section…….
‘My view: Give stimulus straight to local governments
By RICHARD WEISS’

Excerpt…(link below for full text)……….

‘NO `POLITICS AS USUAL’

Finally, the selection process for local government projects is generally free from the partisan politics more prevalent at the state and federal level.

The majority of local government projects are conceived, bid and constructed free from labels such as ”pet projects” or claims of catering to “special interests.”

Local governments generally make the decision to construct public works projects based upon a sober assessment of need as opposed to the urging of one person or of a special interest group.

The decision as to the allocation of stimulus funds will be among the most important decisions Congress will make. How the package is implemented will have a direct effect on its success.

Projects should be quickly funded using existing programs, procedures and protections at the local level, free from “politics as usual.”

Weiss is a partner at Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske.’
http://www.miamiherald.com/business/story/894104.html

BC- Does Mr. Weiss think that goes for private property as well?……..

The Palm Club still ready with a lawsuit…Bert J Harris/and “precedent” with Sunset Lane sewers provided by LBTS…along with paving Sunset’s …lane…BUT…the Town has still applied for the “shovel” grant…(not known…. if those “pesky details” of it being a private property were divulged….)….

The big question is…Is it stillĀ  a “private property” when it’s for the “greater good”…health…environment…2010 votes?….

As one Commissioner said…”They should pray they get it…and can get a bond for for the Palm Club owners to pay the difference”……

more to come………

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