Carlos Gimenez Has Family Connections to a County Contractor
|Mayor Carlos Gimenez|
Instead, the mayor has relinquished his authority to preside over the contract to his deputy Jack Osterholt after receiving an ethics opinion on August 31 from Miami-Dade ethics commission Executive Director Robert Meyers:
"If such authority exists then you should delegate this power to another county employee to remove you from the decision-making chain." Meyers also advised Gimenez to have a commissioner recommend the contract's approval before the full county commission.
But MCM probably won't have a problem getting approved. The firm is a regular campaign donor to commissioners' re-election campaigns and regularly wins lucrative multi-million dollar contracts from local government despite engaging in some shifty behavior to pad the amount of money it makes.
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