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Hialeah Mayor Julio ROBAINA Admits Using Obama’s STIMULUS for Hialeah Projects (Miami-Dade Mayoral Candidate)

Posted by FactReal on May 18, 2011

As previously reported, government reports showed Robaina using Obama so-called stimulus to finance projects in Hialeah. No wonder Robaina can say that he did not raise taxes in Hialeah – taxpayers around the country are financing those Hialeah projects. American taxpayers and generations to come will be paying for Obama’s $789 billion “stimulus” package of 2009.

On his budget reports, Robaina admitted using Obama’s “stimulus” package which is also known as Recovery Act, or American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

Robaina’s budget report for 2011:
On the City of Hialeah’s Budget for fiscal year 2011, Robaina indicated they finance their projects with funds from ARRA (Obama’s “stimulus”):
Seven large 30 foot buses ($317,000 per bus) and two 14 passenger minivans ($77,000 per minivan) will enhance the existing fleet of buses currently servicing the Hialeah residents. These buses and minivans will be purchased using the ARRA Federal Stimulus funds and will be placed into service approximately in November 2011; they have not been budgeted in this document since payment for the said buses will occur in FY 2012. […]

Four Hybrid recycle trucks costing approximately $360,000 each will be purchased using Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECB) (Special Revenue Fund 135 which was budgeted in FY 2010) will be placed into service in FY 2011.

The EECB* grant is funded by the Obama “stimulus.” Robaina used almost $2 million of that grant to buy 4 hybrid garbage trucks in order to “save the planet” from “global warming.”
(*Source: Obama’s Dept. of Energy: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/wip/eecbg.html)
Robaina’s financial report of 2009:
On the City of Hialeah’s Comprehensive 2009 Annual Financial Report, Robaina acknowledged receiving Obama’s “stimulus” money:
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 – The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, preserve and create jobs, make investments in infrastructure, energy and science and provide unemployment assistance for state and local economic stabilization. The ARRA was signed into law by President Barrack Obama on February 17, 2009. The ARRA provides $787 billion in spending and tax relief projects. As of September 30, 2009, the City of Hialeah had been awarded approximately $12.9 million of Federal Stimulus Funding under the ARRA for various City projects which will commence in fiscal year 2010. […]

The City is also scheduled to receive approximately $35.7 million in funding for roadway reconstruction, improvement and development projects from Federal, State and County agencies. The funds to be received include: $7.2 million from ARRA $3.1 million from the Community Development Block Grant, $8.7 million from the Florida Department of Transportation and $15.8 million from Miami Dade Public Works Department.

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