South Beach—I was pleased to attend the fundraiser at the
DREAM SOUTH BEACH HOTEL for MARK WEITHORN’s bid for the city commission seat
now occupied by ED TOBIN.
Mr. Weithorn emphasized his concern with the regulation of
traffic before it overwhelms the beach and makes life miserable for its
I asked him if he was interested in my main interest,
breaking up Mayor Philip Levine’s dangerous majority faction, or if the mayor
would purchase a seat for him too.
He said the mayor was not financing his campaign, that he was
independent, and that he would vote his conscience whether in accord or not with the
Former city commissioner Michael Gongora, who lost the mayoral
election to Mr. Levine, spoke briefly before rushing off to a gay event. He
endorsed Mr. Weithorn and praised former mayor Matti Bower, who was standing by
and whom he called The First Lady of Miami Beach.
I asked Ms. Bower if she would get on the commission and help
save the city from the dangerous Levine Majority. She responded that she was
always ready to help the city.
Commissioner Deede Weithorn was also on hand. I asked her if
she would be interested in handling the city’s budget affairs at the end of her
term since she was certainly qualified to do so. She said that that was highly
unlikely, but that other cities were interested in engaging her, and that she
had a good job with her present law firm anyway.
Ms. Weithorn and I discussed old times including some nasty
ones over the tennis center management contract. She reminded me that when a
woman takes a man’s name at marriage, that does not mean she agrees with or is
in cahoots with everyone with that family name. She said I should inspect the North Shore Park
Center, and I could witness some truth about the new management company.
She mentioned Mark Weithorn’s experience with the Holocaust,
the details of which I believe would make a fascinating story.
We shall see if his dream comes true. Perhaps it will. The
hospitality provided by the Dream Hotel South Beach was excellent.
Labels: Deede Weithorn, Mark Weithorn, Matti Bower, Michael Gongora, Philip Levine