About a month ago, I wondered, in jest, if the Beckham Group toyed with the idea of using Miami-Dade Water and Sewer as a more appropriate way around the soccer stadium obstacle than the School Board.
But, having given up on the School Board, amazingly, the latest attempt to get around the pesky obstacle of the taxpayers does involve Miami-Dade Water and Sewer.
The Dec. 5 article Beckham announces Overtown site for soccer stadium reports on this latest effort to acquire land for the stadium. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez is quoted: “I believe this is a much better deal for the taxpayer.” Included in the deal: “a truck depot and vacant land managed by the Water and Sewer Department.”
How appropriate for such a “stinky” deal.