A report from “Miami”:http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2006-09-14/news/blight-fight/. Here is a link to an old letter in the “Miami”:http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2006-10-05/news/letters-from-the-issue-of-october-5-2006/ newspaper.

This comment was left on my blog by “Chuck D’Aprix”:http://blog.economicdevelopmentvision.com/

Not all of you may remember the sad pathetic case of “Lisa Mazique”:http://squanderedheritage.com/2006/10/13/lisa-mazique-and-the-clio-street-nightmare/, our former Department Head at NORA.

After she left New Orleans she got another job in Miami.

I was hired by Lisa Mazique to review the Miami Economic Development Department. I have 25 years of economic development experience and have never seen such a mess as that Department.
In a bold move (and one that cost me money) I called for the elimination of the Miami Economic Development Department. Ms. Mazique did not share my report with the City Commission who found out about it just before budget time and they ELIMINATED HER DEPARTMENT! She still has a job,but she no longer is the Director of Economic Development. What a track record this woman has,she has left a lot of in her wake. Thank goodness for a Miami City Commission that saw the handwriting on the wall.

Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led...