New Miami Commissioner Denies Breaking Sunshine Law
|Miami City Commissioner Francis Suarez|
The city commission -- down to three members with the ouster of Gonzalez and suspended Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones -- will meet today to make the appointment. This past Friday, Mayor Tomas Regalado claimed Suarez "tainted" any selection because he had allegedly spoken privately to remaining commissioners Marc Sarnoff and Frank Carrollo about who to select. The state's sunshine law prohibits elected officials from discussing public business in private.
"Francis never spoke to any of the commissioners," the consultant says. "I don't know why Regalado is saying he did."