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Daniella Levine Cava Used her Tax-Funded Foundation to Pay Lobbyists & Herself? (2020 Candidate for Miami-Dade mayor)

Posted by FactReal on November 3, 2020

SUMMARY
– Levine Cava’s nonprofit foundation is partially taxpayer-funded.
– She paid herself $500,000 from year 2002 through 2012 (about $50K/year). In 2014, The Miami Herald analyzed this claim and did not refute it.
– In 2014, an ad ran stating:

Daniella Levine Cava’s foundation receives public tax dollars which she spends freely on staff, lobbyists, and consultants. Millions of dollars! Worse: Her partially taxpayer-funded foundation has paid her over $500,000 in salary — $500,000! Money that was supposed to go to her charity, went into her pocket. Daniella Levine Cava is very good at spending other people’s money. That’s why Miami-Dade county taxpayers can’t afford Cava.

ANALYSIS:
– She was getting paid to provide social services. So this was a job — nothing charitable or heroic.
– She is constantly touting her “wonderful record of service” of “helping low- and middle-income families through education and advocacy.” But she was doing it with other people’s money (in part with taxpayers money).
– Levine Cava has received numerous awards for her non-profit work (with other people’s money). Shouldn’t those awards/praises go to the taxpayers & donors who finance her foundation?
– She uses all this to promote herself and run for office.
– Levine Cava could have donated the $50K/year salary to people in need. Remember, Levine Cava is a multimillionaire.

NOTES TO PONDER:
– The Miami Herald article included the full statement from Cava’s campaign attacking the ad, but nowhere do Levine Cava or her campaign say the data from the ad is incorrect.
– The article did not say if Levine Cava used her foundation (funded in part by taxpayers) to pay lobbyists and consultants?
– Of course,the article defended Levine Cava by attacking her then-opponent, Lynda Bell.

DETAILS
– In 1996, Levine Cava founded her nonprofit, Catalyst Miami.
– In 2014, she resigned from the foundation to run for commissioner of Miami-Dade county.

Claim:

Caveat: We don’t know who @CronyCounty is. We post them here so you can see the claim.

Transcript:
Tweet:

Her partially tax-funded foundation @CatalystMiami paid Daniella Levine Cava over $500,000 in salary. Money that was supposed to go to her charity went into her pocket.”

Video ad:

Daniella Levine Cava’s foundation receives public tax dollars which she spends freely on staff, lobbyists, and consultants. Millions of dollars! Worse: Her partially taxpayer-funded foundation has paid her over $500,000 in salary — $500,000! Money that was supposed to go to her charity, went into her pocket. Daniella Levine Cava is very good at spending other people’s money. That’s why Miami-Dade county taxpayers can’t afford Cava.

REPORT:
In 2014 The Miami Herald did not refute the claim: [ archive.is/wV7HN ]

Fine print on the screen shows the $500,000 figure came from 10 years of federal tax returns. The reference is to Catalyst Miami, a social-services organization that Cava left before running for [Lynda] Bell’s District 8 seat. The two most recent tax returns for Catalyst (officially called the Human Services Coalition of Dade County) record Cava earning $38,900 in 2012 and $55,593 in 2011. This year [2014], Catalyst is slated to receive a $110,000 grant from Miami-Dade. […]

If Catalyst paid Cava $500,000 over 10 years (the ad says “over $500,000”) that would be an average of $50,000 a year.

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BIO: Daniella Levine Cava – A Multimillionaire Leftist (2020 Candidate for Miami-Dade Mayor)

Posted by FactReal on November 2, 2020

IS MIAMI-DADE GOING TO BE THE NEW PORTLAND IF WE ELECT DANIELLA LEVINE CAVA?

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SUMMARY: (Sources and media reports are below)

– Daniella Levine Cava declared a net worth of $6.2 million according to her filed 2020 campaign documents.

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Daniella Levine Cava’s 2020 campaign documents show a net worth over $6 million.

– Her net worth was $3+ million in 2014 according to the Miami Herald.
– Born to a wealthy family in New York.
– Married to Robert Cava, who is of Italian descent.
– She adopted the ‘Cava’ last name of her husband because it sounded Spanish. She was just ‘Daniella Levine’ until she ran for commissioner. “I did think it would communicate that I spoke Spanish — even though it’s not a Spanish name, it’s an Italian name,” Daniella said. (see report below)
– Received bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yale University, and graduate degrees in law and social work from Columbia University.
– Moved to Miami in the early 1980s.
– In 1995, she founded Catalyst Miami (formerly known as the Human Services Coalition of Dade County), an advocacy group and social-services provider.
— Her nonprofit foundation, Catalyst Miami, is partially tax-funded and paid her $500,000 from year 2002-2020 according to reports.
– In 2014, she quit her job as Catalyst’s director to run for the District 8 county commission seat, covering South Miami-Dade.

CAMPAIGN DOCS
Campaign Contributions and Expenditure
Filing Documents:
Qualifying Documents:

REPORT: Miami Herald(July 23, 2020) | Archive
Levine Cava’s quick bio

Born to a wealthy family in New York, the Columbia Law graduate moved to Miami in the early 1980s to be with a young Miami doctor she was dating, Robert Cava. After Hurricane Andrew in 1992, she headed up the county’s foster-child program. In 1995, she founded the Human Services Coalition of Dade County, an advocacy group and social-services provider that’s now known as Catalyst Miami.

In 2014, she quit her job as Catalyst’s director to run for the District 8 county commission seat, covering South Miami-Dade. With backing from the Democratic Party she unseated incumbent Lynda Bell, a conservative former Homestead mayor and president of Florida Right to Life.

Not Hispanic: She added the ‘Cava’ last name until she ran for commissioner

The win made Levine Cava the commission’s wealthiest member, with a net worth now topping $6 million thanks to stock holdings and property she owns with her husband, Robert. Though known as Daniella Levine professionally since moving to Miami, the candidate used her more Spanish-sounding name to run for the commission. “I did think it would communicate that I spoke Spanish — even though it’s not a Spanish name, it’s an Italian name,” she said at the time.

Selfish?

She’s giving up her final two years on the commission to run for mayor because Florida law required her to resign before qualifying for the race in May.

Rather than quit right away, she made her resignation effective in November, requiring either an appointment or special election in early 2021. If she had left office immediately, the seat could have been filled during the regular county elections in August.

Critics on the commission complained of the cost of a special election in the midst of an economic crisis caused by COVID. The scenario also would let Levine Cava run for her seat again if she doesn’t become mayor, but the candidate ruled out that possibility. “I’m done being a county commissioner,” she said.

Tougher Coronavirus measures: lockdown, tracers

After the coronavirus hit, Levine Cava became the commission’s top critic of outgoing Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s response. In a series of letters released to the media by her office, Levine Cava demanded the county hire contact tracers to bolster the state’s lackluster efforts, provide hotel rooms to give isolation options to people in cramped living quarters and issue a countywide directive to stay at home.

Pro-Sanctuary

Levine Cava sits on the more liberal wing of the nonpartisan commission’s collection of Democrats. A bipartisan majority in 2017 backed dropping “sanctuary” policies at county jails under pressure from the newly inaugurated president, Donald Trump. (Of the three commissioners running for mayor in the nonpartisan Aug. 18 primary, Levine Cava and Xavier Suarez, an independent, voted against the change; Esteban “Steve” Bovo, a Republican, voted for it.)

REPORT: Miami Herald (Oct. 4, 2020) | Archive

Levine Cava believes there is systemic racism

Levine Cava, a commissioner since 2014, took a different view [than Bovo’s]. “We have systemic racism in county government,” she said, without elaboration.

Will liberal Levine Cava turn Miami-Dade into another Portland?

Bovo, a former Republican state representative running as a conservative champion of law and order, called Levine Cava “radical” and at risk of turning Miami-Dade into a “another New York or Portland” by shifting county dollars from core services like police and roads to social-services programs.

Portland? Liberals are destroying Portland.

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Daniella Levine Cava Eating at Restaurant while Trying to Keep them Closed [Pics] (2020 Miami-Dade Candidate for Mayor)

Posted by FactReal on November 1, 2020

DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO
This past August, Daniella wanted restaurants to operate at 25% indoors — just opened enough so she can enjoy a meal inside a restaurant.

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Someone took picture of Daniella and tweeted:

Daniella Levine Cava wants restaurants at 25% capacity meanwhile she goes to them when they’re currently operating at 50% capacity.

Daniella Levine Cava, as Miami-Dade commissioner, pushed to keep us in indefinite lockdown because of coronavirus. Although it could seem like she cared, people were suffering and businesses were failing with the strict regulations imposed by our local politicians in order “to protect us.” But don’t worry those regulations did not apply to them.

Note to ponder: Was she eating out of styrofoam plates? Isn’t she the Climate Champion with cape an all? [Scroll down for photo]

REPORTS OF DANIELLA LEVINE CAVA FIGHTING RESTAURANT RE-OPENING THEIR DOORS
Miami Herald reported on Aug. 25, 2020: [emphasis added]

Miami-Dade will let restaurant dining rooms reopen Aug. 31 after nearly two months of emergency closures to fight the spread of COVID-19.

Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he was loosening the rules as the county’s infection rate hovered near the red-line level of 10%.
[…]

County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, running to succeed Gimenez as mayor, said Miami-Dade should only allow restaurants to operate at 25% capacity indoors, rather than return to 50% capacity that Gimenez plans when dining rooms reopen Monday.

Report | Archive

Miami Herald reporter Doug Hanks tweeted in August 2020: [emphasis added]

In a statement, Miami-Dade mayor candidate @votedaniella said MIami-Dade should limit restaurant dining indoors to 25%. @MayorGimenez is preparing to allow 50%. The other candidate, @SteveBovo, opposed the original Gimenez closure of dining rooms in July.

Climate Champion/Water Warrior

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