Rooting for Carollo


Based on the firing of respected Interim City Manager Merrett Stierheim and attempted ousting of current City Manager Joe Carollo, who were both hand-picked by Mayor Luigi Boria, and based on reportedly lucrative real estate dealings requiring votes by sitting commissioners to proceed, it appears that the mayor views Doral as his personal fiefdom. His persona seems a duplicitous Tartuffe, disguising self-serving intentions behind a priest’s robe. But Boria is not as wily as the infamous Borgia, as the mask is visibly slipping. I never thought I’d be rooting for the always-up-for-a-brawl Carollo, but he’s currently cast in the role of a Sir Thomas More — earnestly trying to keep government honest as councilor to the king. I hope Carollo doesn’t lose his head in the process.

Sheila Latimer, Miami

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