Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Carlos-O-Meter

Tracking the promises of Carlos A. Gimenez

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PolitiFact Florida has compiled promises that Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez made during the 2011 campaign and is tracking their progress on our Carlos-O-Meter.

We rate their status as Not Yet Rated, In the Works or Stalled. Once we find action is completed, we rate them Promise Kept, Compromise or Promise Broken. (See About the Carlos-O-Meter for details on our ratings.)

The report card at right provides an up-to-the-minute tally of all the promises.

Promises we’ve rated recently

No layoffs for police; no closed fire stations

The Promise:

Gimenez "pledged to maintain services and not lay off police officers" or close fire stations.


Update September 8th, 2014: Miami-Dade averts police layoffs

No layoffs for police; no closed fire stations

The Promise:

Gimenez "pledged to maintain services and not lay off police officers" or close fire stations.


Update July 11th, 2014: Gimenez's budget could lead to police officer layoffs

Attract new investment and create high-paying quality jobs

The Promise:


"My top priority is job creation. My plan is to attract new investment and create high-paying, quality jobs.


Update June 13th, 2014: We take a look at Carlos Gimenez's jobs goal

Make most county records available online

The Promise:


"One of my goals is to move Miami-Dade County government toward a paperless system of record keeping, aided by computer technology, which would make most records available online."

Update January 8th, 2014: Gimenez adds his memos to county website

No layoffs for police; no closed fire stations

The Promise:

Gimenez "pledged to maintain services and not lay off police officers" or close fire stations.


Update December 2nd, 2013: Miami-Dade County gets fire grant

Attract new investment and create high-paying quality jobs

The Promise:


"My top priority is job creation. My plan is to attract new investment and create high-paying, quality jobs.


Update October 24th, 2013: More jobs promised in Miami-Dade

No layoffs for police; no closed fire stations

The Promise:

Gimenez "pledged to maintain services and not lay off police officers" or close fire stations.


Update October 11th, 2013: Federal shutdown puts Miami-Dade fire grant in limbo

No layoffs for police; no closed fire stations

The Promise:

Gimenez "pledged to maintain services and not lay off police officers" or close fire stations.


Update September 16th, 2013: Closing fire stations no longer on the table

No layoffs for police; no closed fire stations

The Promise:

Gimenez "pledged to maintain services and not lay off police officers" or close fire stations.


Update July 18th, 2013: Facing budget pressures, Gimenez proposes cuts to fire units

Attract new investment and create high-paying quality jobs

The Promise:


"My top priority is job creation. My plan is to attract new investment and create high-paying, quality jobs.


Update June 7th, 2013: Early signs of some job growth

Make most county records available online

The Promise:


"One of my goals is to move Miami-Dade County government toward a paperless system of record keeping, aided by computer technology, which would make most records available online."

Update December 5th, 2012: Employee salaries will remain online

Attract new investment and create high-paying quality jobs

The Promise:


"My top priority is job creation. My plan is to attract new investment and create high-paying, quality jobs.


Update November 19th, 2012: Carlos Gimenez says job creation is a top priority in second term

Cut property taxes

The Promise:


“I will cut the tax rate by eliminating the Alvarez tax increases. Our government is just too big and too expensive. Taxpayers want and deserve a government we can afford. We need to eliminate duplication, eliminate unfilled positions and focus on essential services.”

Update November 15th, 2012: Recent budget includes tax reduction

Create Seniors First Trust Fund

The Promise:


“I will create a Seniors First Trust Fund to assure that the elderly continue to have access to warm meals and I will extend the low-income seniors property tax rebate program of $100 for next year.”


Update November 13th, 2012: Gimenez delivers rebate but no senior trust fund in second budget

Create term limits

The Promise:


"For years, I have tried to get before the voters a charter amendment for two 4-year terms. In addition to offering more choices for voters, term limits eliminate the advantages of incumbency, break ties to special interests, improve the tendency for elected officials to vote their conscience rather than engage in quid pro quo, and open the door to fresh thinking and new ideas. In short, term limits inhibit political careerism. One of my goals as county mayor would be to make sure an 'eight is enough' law is irrevocably put in place."


Update November 7th, 2012: Gimenez keeps promise to set term limits thanks to voter approval