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Carlos GIMENEZ Proposed Pay Raises for Commissioners (2011 Miami-Dade Mayoral Candidate)

Posted by FactReal on June 28, 2011

Gimenez Sponsored Legislation to Benefit Commissioners
Commissioners are constantly whining that they make only $6,000 a year, but they fail to mention that they already get $55,388 in benefits + perks + car allowance + $1 million budget at their discretion plus the excellent pensions they will receive for life…paid mostly by taxpayers.

Voters want to limit the time these politicians “serve” as County Commissioners. Gimenez, seeing the opportunity for a curveball, has proposed 8-year term limits with the condition to increase the Commissioners’ salary. Voters see this as a manipulation and have rejected it every time it is on the ballot.

Gimenez sponsored resolutions seeking to raise Commissioners’ salary:
To raise commissioners’ salaries (PDF) in 10/29/2010
To raise commissioners’ salaries, 7/18/2008
To raise commissioners’ salary (PDF), 11/6/2007

On his own qualifying documents for mayoral candidate, Gimenez indicates that he received a yearly income of $43,250 for his work as Miami-Dade County Commissioner plus a yearly pension of $126,810 for his work with the City of Miami’s Fire Department – 96% of it is and will be paid by taxpayers for the rest of Gimenez’s live.

Info for the June 28th election in Miami-Dade County:
Carlos Gimenez’s Record
Julio Robaina’s Record
(With links to primary sources)

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