Is the Coral Gables PAC Dead? Needed–A Community Organization for Good Government

The Coral Gables PAC served an important function some ten years ago by helping to elect Mayor Slesnick and some current members (at that time thought to be “reformers”) of the city commission.

But the PAC  has been so quiet during this campaign, has not come out for reforms or changes of any sort, has not defended a single position for important taxpayers issues, and  has not organized any significant events to benefit voters, that I must conclude that it is dead, or maybe worse, content with the city of Coral Gables as it is today.

We need a strong community-based organization to promote an open, accountable, participatory and more transparent government.

Will anyone take up that challenge?

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

One Response to Is the Coral Gables PAC Dead? Needed–A Community Organization for Good Government

  1. Robert Burr says:

    The PAC’s last significant contribution was to install term limits two years ago, a laudable accomplishment.

    Contrary to popular belief, the PAC rarely endorses candidates, but does push hard on issues of importance to voters and taxpayers. It’s widely known that the “leader of the PAC” Vince Damian calls meetings to order at random times when he feels the need for discourse and action.

    The PAC is holding a social meeting this evening at his home on North Greenway Drive to meet the three mayoral candidates.

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