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Monday, February 18, 2013

PRESIDENT DAY PARKING LOT POWER GRAB

Over the weekend, very quietly and without announcement (at least no one told us) the Miami Dade Department of Health that boarders one part of the parking lot that attorneys and police officers use, broke down the fence line, and constructed a new fence line taking the entire first row out of parking lot 26. You can see in the pictures that an alert reader emailed us over the weekend, that workers were busy all weekend. By the time you arrive on Tuesday, your ability to park will have been reduced by approximately 33%. And in a parking lot that often runs out of spaces on Mondays and Tuesdays, the loss of spaces is a big deal. 


In this photo you can see the yellow tape where the workers were installing a fence. The entrance to the lot is on the left.  The parking spots lost would be everything above the tape- the first row as you enter the lot. 


In this photo- facing the entrance of the lot and the courthouse behind the photographer- you can see where the fence has already been installed on the right, taking away the first row. By Tuesday, the deed will probably already have been done. 


Another shot showing the fence installed on the far right of the photo and where the fence will be going. All of the spots above the fence in the photo- the first row- will be lost. 

Who did this? Who authorized this and why? Does Judge Soto- the hero of the initial (and infamous) parking lot crisis about a year ago- know about this? Where will we park? Where will young ASA's toting their carts from County Court while gripping their Starbucks latte's walk? 
Stay tuned for the answers to these and other questions. And for those of you following us over the long weekend on Twitter @justicebuilding and were expecting our story on the proposed new development of the "gritty" neighborhood around the  courthouse, it has been delayed a day based on these photos which were sent to us by a Rumpole spy. 

See You In Court, once we find parking. 

17 comments:

DS said...

The Miami Beach cop and the meth dealers: a tawdry tale

A great story about bad MB vcops and 2 of our brother defense attorneys

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/16/3239071_the-miami-beach-cop-and-the-meth.html#storylink=addthis#storylink=cpy

DS said...

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Anonymous said...

WE NEED TO HIRE THE Q. QUICKLY!

Anonymous said...

Rumor was that Judge Soto's wise counsel and mediation of this contentious issue- working her brand of shuttle diplomacy between several police departments, the City and disgruntled defense attorneys brought her safe resolution of the great 2012 Miami Parking Crisis that many in the Obama Administration thought she would be the ideal surprise candidate for Secretary of State. But Soto quietly put the Kibosh on speculation when she realized that Brown would be leaving and she could be Chief Judge.

Fake Peckins said...

I could care less- I get there every day at 7am. Plenty of parking. Hahahha.

DS said...

CBS News reports:

After 148 years, Mississippi finally ratifies 13th Amendment.

Trivia: Who is excepted in the 13th admendment from the ban on involuntary servitude ? No Checking Westlaw nor your Constitutions.

Anonymous said...

And parking will only get worse if that deal for the Mahi Shrine buliding goes through. Did you see DBR article?
Multi-story retail with 400 condos.
Maybe it will give us some good places for lunch.
Would be a good idea....If it weren't for the fact that we have an already overcrowded courthouse right across street that relies on that lot for parking.

Anonymous said...

Parking is getting dire

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, I really really want to purchase an apartment on the Miami river one block from the DCJ.

When I am sick of being asked for money from recently released inmates in deep blue hospital gowns; being robbed by their friends waiting to bail them out; stuck in God awful traffic because of the nightmare that is called the 17th Av. bridge; counting the rats going in and out of the jail and REG building at sunset; and, watching a-hole lawyers drive by in their porches (that are about to be repossessed because JAC rates are going nowhere)...I can retire to my riverfront porch to count the headless chickens and other Santeria sacraments float by on their way to beautiful Biscayne Bay!

Please, where do I lay my deposit.

Anonymous said...

Parking wouldn't be a problem if we all arrived by helicopters. Think about it.

Anonymous said...

2:03 pm: nominee (already) for best post of the year.

Anonymous said...

Ditto! 2:03...best post ever!!!!

Anonymous said...

2:03 pm: for best post! if the psychos do get you toxic waste in the river will.

Anonymous said...

If you build it section 8 will come

Anonymous said...

Ever think of public transportation a--holes?

Anonymous said...

Best thing that could happen would be the construction of an actual parking garage on that lot. 5 or 6 stories, give ASAs and PDs a pass to the top two floors, sell the rest of the passes. Give jurors a discounted rate.

That's how it's done in Chicago.

DS said...

Here is the link to the New Times Story on the ASA & Goldrush.
really who uses caredit cards at strip clubs?

http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2013/02/miami-dade_prosecutor_loses_jo.php