The Herald published an article of pure bullfeathers on Nov. 19. [Local section, Northeast Dade gets shot at cityhood]
It’s a tale about a city (no guillotines), and the city in question does not exist, and hopefully never will. The tales are co-mingled, past and present, and spun by a small group of people. Let’s call them the Northeast M.A.C., for such they have been and shall be named. The whopper they tell you is the ardent need to incorporate an insignificant 3.3-mile area encompassing about 18,000 souls. The reason for incorporation is as unclear today as it was in 2003. Those M.A.C. meetings were the place to be if you’re a masochist and enjoyed being ignored and insulted.
Further is some foolishness about fencing erected to halt an undocumented “crime wave” a few years ago. We have the second lowest crime rate in the county; check the Miami-Dade Police website for verification. The article cites “run-down” parks and how area residents flee to parks in Aventura, or so says Bari Schanerman a pro-incorporation type. Truth to be told, we have more parks in our area than Aventura does, better access to more libraries. We have the best police department already, better trained, more experienced, and better equipped than the municipal variety. My wife’s point referenced in the article, though the journalist misspelled her name, was right on. It was: They just want a city so they can get on board for the four P’s (perks, phones, pay, and pensions). More will be revealed.
Brian Rook, Sky Lake