While Opa-locka’s current financial crisis was inevitable, Mayor “Lady” Myra Taylor‘s outburst at the November 12, 2015 commission meeting was a complete shocker.
In Mayor blasts manager in latest Opa-locka meltdown, the Miami Herald quoted some of her more incendiary remarks:
- “I am the mayor of this city and I will get my respect.”
- “The mayor is the only female on this dais. One would think her male counterparts would look out for her and protect her. It’s done in the animal kingdom, but not in here.”
- “The word will get out that it took this white man to come in and straighten out black folks.”
Taylor uttered that last, and extremely racist, comment while chastising City Manager Steve Shiver for “leaking embarrassing information about the city’s budget woes to the media.” Continue reading