Why Vote ‘NO’ on Tennis Center Miami-Dade County Question (Election: Nov. 2012)
Posted by FactReal on October 31, 2012
|Would Miami residents end up paying $50 million in bonds for this project?
What do you know about the expansion project of the Tennis Center at Crandon Park?
Vote ‘NO’ on the Crandon Park Tennis Center expansion referendum that appears on the Miami-Dade Nov. 2012 ballot says Bruce C. Matheson*, who is a member of the committee that governs future plans for the park. In 1941, his family donated hundreds of acres on Key Biscayne for Crandon Park.
Matheson warns that, if voters approve the ballot measure, Miami residents could end up paying off “the $50 million in County bonds [to finance the expansion] if the tennis promoter decides to leave or goes out of business during the 50-year period.”
Matheson paid an advertisement (PDF) to warn voters and to question the county commissioners:
* Where does anything you’ve provided tell voters that a professional tennis promoter and its political allies in County government are proposing a 50-year sweetheart contract requiring $50 million in County bonds to finance a massive expasion of the structures and commercial uses on the Crandon Park Tennis Center site in the heart of Crandon Park…
* According to the ad, in 1940, “the Matheson family donated hundreds of acres of prime property on Key Biscayne – including two miles of oceanfront beach – to Miami-Dade County…The family wants to perpetuate and protect this gift – and the integrity of Crandon Park – making sure voters have all the facts they need to make an intelligent decision before they’re asked to vote on this referendum.”
|Read the full ad here or click the image below: (PDFs)|