I take exception to the Joe Arriola quote in the Jan. 21 article, Regalado maintains a faithful following, when he says Mayor Tomas Regalado has “no credibility in the business community.” Not only did Arriola award millions of dollars in no-bid contracts while he was the city manager, but he and former Mayor Manny Diaz left the city in financial shambles.
Regalado has spent several years balancing the financial budget of a huge deficit he inherited from the Arriola/Diaz team. Their administration is still being investigated. Regalado has restored our finances, balanced the budget and voted against the Marlins stadium, which will be a financial problem for years.
Regalado is against special interests, backroom deals, and as a businessman I appreciate the honor and hard work which he goes about on a daily basis. He’s good for the city of Miami.
Martin Margulies, Key Biscayne