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This Week in South Florida: Joe Carollo

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Last week Miami Dade County leaders blasted a proposal to house as many as 100 homeless people in a cluster of tiny homes on Virginia Key. The opposition started with bikers and boaters who use the park and the beaches that are critical to the history of Black Miami.
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Miami New Times

Joe Carollo Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Reverse Ruling in Ball & Chain Owner's 2018 Lawsuit

In October 2018, Ball & Chain owners Bill Fuller and Martin Pinilla filed a federal lawsuit against City of Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo in the latter's personal capacity, alleging that he engaged in targeted harassment by stalking Fuller's businesses and siccing code enforcement and city employees on them in retaliation after Fuller supported Carollo's opponent in the 2017 run-off election for city commission.
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Emergency Restraining Order Seeks to Bar Joe Carollo From Redistricting Vote UPDATED

Update 4:50 p.m.: This morning, District Judge Rodney Smith denied Bill Fuller and Martin Pinilla's emergency motion for a temporary restraining order against Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo and canceled tomorrow's hearing on the grounds that the plaintiffs "cannot establish irreparable harm." The judge deemed it "pure speculation" that the plaintiffs would "suffer irreparable harm...once Defendant’s home is protected through the homestead exemption," adding that "generally courts do not issue preliminary injunctions in order to maintain assets which could be used to satisfy a potential money judgment."
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Miami New Times

Joe Carollo: "So What?" If Redistricting Puts His Coconut Grove Home in District 3

As Coconut Grove residents fight what has been called a "blatantly racist" redistricting proposal that would split the close-knit neighborhood into three Miami City Commission districts, there's one curiously-shaped carveout that has some residents raising their eyebrows: The chunk on the Grove's northern end that would be subsumed into District 3, which is represented by Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo, just so happens to include a $2 million home on Morris Lane owned by none other than...Joe Carollo.
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Miami New Times

Qualified Immunity Can't Shield Joe Carollo From Ball & Chain Lawsuit

Turns out siccing code enforcement and city employees on a political enemy doesn't fall within the scope of a city commissioner's duties — at least according to a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit it doesn't. The road to the ruling can be...
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Miami New Times

Joe Carollo Campaign Donor Tapped for Miami Commission Corruption Probe Tied to...Joe Carollo

Last September, at the end of the shortest tenure of a Miami Police Department (MPD) chief in city history, former top cop Art Acevedo authored an eight-page memo alleging rampant corruption among three Cuban-American city commissioners: Joe Carollo, Alex Diaz de la Portilla, and Manolo Reyes. Specifically, Acevedo alleged that the trio, often referred to by dais-watchers as "the Three Amigos," had attempted to "weaponize" MPD personnel to satisfy personal vendettas and at times obstructed police business and investigations. The memo was addressed to Miami City Manager Art Noriega, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, and federal authorities.
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Commissioner Joe Carollo Speaks Out After Former Police Chief Art Acevedo Files Lawsuit Against City

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – City of Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo is speaking out after former Police Chief Art Acevedo filed a lawsuit against him and several other city leaders. Acevedo filed suit against the city, saying he was fired out of retaliation for speaking up against the corruption he says he saw at city hall. The suit specifically names Commissioners Alex Diaz de la Portilla, Manolo Reyes and Carollo. Carollo says Acevedo is one of biggest frauds that has ever been behind a badge. “Not one thing that he put down in that lawsuit can he prove – nothing. It’s all based on the word of Acevedo and the lies of Acevedo, and that’s the bottom line. This man is not believable. And when the time comes for attorneys going forward, that will be proven,” Carollo said. Acevedo was fired after a series of lengthy commission meetings back in October after only six months on the job.
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Joe Carollo wins reelection as Miami commissioner for District 3

MIAMI – Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo was reelected on Tuesday night to continue representing District 3. With 65% of the votes, the 66-year-old former Miami mayor and Doral city manager defeated Quinn Smith, Adriana Oliva, and Miguel Solima. His victory comes amid a trail of scandals. Carollo led the effort...
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Christine King unseats Jeffrey Watson on Miami Commission; Joe Carollo holds onto office

Carollo and King both far outpaced their opponents with about 65% of the vote each. Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo successfully defended his District 3 seat Tuesday, staving off several challengers. Jeffrey Watson, who was appointed to the Commission last year, fared far worse, losing soundly in his first election bid to challenger Christine King.
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