Mike Mena’s Coral Gables land deal looks shady; residents ask for his head – Political Cortadito

Coral Gables Vice Mayor Mike Mena is under fire for his vote last week to sell a city-owned parcel used as a surface parking lot near the Village of Merrick Park to his bosses in a no-bid secret deal that nobody knew was coming. Some residents are asking for his resignation.

“Mena knew he was doing something wrong and tried to cover his tracks,” Coral Gables resident and former U.S. District Attorney Leon Kellner wrote in an op-ed piece published in Community Newspapers and Gables Insider.

“At the commission meeting he blurted out that his vote would not make a difference because he said he knew there were four ‘yes’ votes from the mayor and three other commissioners. That’s uncanny,” Kellner wrote, “given Florida’s strict Sunshine Laws which prohibit commissioners from speaking to each other in private about city business.

“So, how did he know the other commissioners would vote in favor of the sale?”

Mike Mena’s Coral Gables land deal looks shady; residents ask for his head – Political Cortadito

About Stephen E. McGaughey
Resident of the City of Coral Gables

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