Letter to City of Miami Mayor

Posted on March 14, 2010


Tomas Regalado

Below is an article that I was reading from the Miami Herald written by Charles Rabin about City of Miami hiring an Attorney Firm to represent the City of Miami for what?  Then it says that the city should hire a forensic accountant for what?  What did the City of Miami Officials do for the tax payer’s money to bail them out?  Was the City Officials that corrupt and if so then let them get what they deserve and not use our money to protect any Publically Elected Official or any city hired employees.

I think that you should reconsider the rates at which the city is pay for the attorneys here.  There are a lot of law firms lying off attorneys and the prices should not be $400 per hour but around $100 per hour at today’s rate.  This is especially true since it is tax payer’s money in the first place.  In fact tax payer’s money should not be used unless we get our money back from the people that caused this mess in the first place.  I am strongly against using any tax payer’s money defending what should have never happened in the first place.  Things that should not happen in the first place is something that the city officials do not understand or even consider which is very, very wrong.

If there is any money tax payer’s money used here, I will give the City of Miami a bill for the inexcusable actions from 2004 through 2010 of the city employees and city elected officials that caused me to get evicted, cost me my credit rating, moving expenses, damages for lost equipment a $150 more per month in additional expenses that I endure each and every month. 

The damages for the credit rating should be no less than a million dollars and then I have $20,000 in damages for equipment lost, plus $600 dollars for the Security Deposit plus $300 for court expenses plus $150 per month for each month after October 2007 up till now and each and every month after until I move from where I live now and my time for two and half years.  Still today City of Miami have not done their job to protect tenants from bad landlords by doing legal inspections of apartment buildings in the City of Miami which are required by the Florida laws and the City Charter.  The very same apartment building that I lived in 2006 and 2007 could not pass a legal inspection so that means that all of my complaints for the past two and half years or more have gone unanswered and unattended which is also against the City Charter and the Florida State laws that the City Commissioner are to make sure that all laws and city ordinances they are enforced.

As you know Tomas, I am very disgusted with the way the City of Miami, the Commissioners and the City Employees has treated me and the rest of the tenants here in Miami over the past few years and if the City has the money to give to attorneys to protect themselves from mismanagement or corrupted actions taken by them, then they can flat out pay me the money that I lost because of their lack of leadership and support as required by Florida Statutes and the City Charter.

Thank You for your time Tomas.

Ronald Norman

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