State Rep. Eddy Gonzalez, the chairman of the Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation, owes his constituents an apology. After several futile attempts to schedule a meeting with Mr. Gonzalez to discuss his wrongheaded support for bills that preempt local government wage policies, a peaceful protest was held outside of his district office at Hialeah Gardens City Hall. At the conclusion of the remarks and testimonials, a small group of citizens entered the public building to deliver a letter outlining their concerns only to find the office open, but abandoned. The residents of his district — men, women and children — posed for photographs in his empty office and left their letter on his desk. Before his name appears on another ballot, Rep. Gonzalez owes these voters an apology.
Deborah Dion, campaign manager, Miami-Dade Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces, Miami Beach