From the Village that brought you our newly hired City Manager, comes a politician almost as despicable and loathed as Myron. Almost, but not quite. Not yet, anyway.
It has come to my attention that Biscayne Park Commissioner Cooper is sponsoring Resolution 2013-39 to be voted on at the Village’s Regular Commission Meeting on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, which reads:
RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COMMISSION OF THE VILLAGE OF BISCAYNE PARK, FLORIDA, VOICING SUPPORT FOR NORTH MIAMI BEACH AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY RESIDENTS WHO OPPOSE RECENT REZONING AND PLANNED DEVELOPMENTS ADJACENT TO BEAUTIFUL AND HISTORIC GREYNOLDS PARK, AND THE RESULTING IMMEDIATE THREAT OF TEN TO FIFTEEN STORY BUILDINGS IMPACTING SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES NEAR THE PARK; AND THE BLOCKING OF SUNLIGHT AND OTHER NEGATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS UPON THE PARK ENVIRONMENT, USERS OF THE PARK AND NEARBY RESIDENTS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE
(Sponsored by Commissioner Cooper)
For starters, I’d love to know what business it is of the Biscayne Park Village Commission what North Miami Beach does about its zoning and rezoning. We don’t even share a border with Biscayne Park. (Another thing to be grateful to North Miami for – it’s a buffer zone between us and the Village. And by extension, its Idiot.) Commissioner Cooper is apparently jumping on the Save Greynolds Park bandwagon. Why he’s doing this escapes me.
My curiosity led me to do some research on Bryan Cooper to see if there is some connection between him and NMB. Other than the fact he seems to be cut from the same mold as our EX-mayor Myron Rosner, I could find none. I did dig up some useful information, however, and thought I’d share them with you.
The Biscayne Park blogger (every city needs one!) known as A Village Voice, seems to have Cooper’s number. A column from December 16, 2011 is devoted almost entirely to describing the Commissioner’s behavior, both on and off the dais. I love this passage:
“Cooper was also more combative with the Commission and the neighborhood. He tended to blame and accuse on a more or less regular basis, and he has been prone to wanting investigations of the behavior of others. On one occasion, he demanded an investigation of the Manager, didn’t mind spending $5000 on this investigation, and when the investigation concluded that he was the problem, he wanted the report vacated. He has since suggested another investigation of the Manager. So he wastes Village money on empty campaigns. He also takes leading responsibility for extra legal consultation for the Village, so he has handed us inflated legal fees.”
I dare anyone in North Miami Beach to say he’s not Myron’s Mini Me!
If you believe the blogger’s account, and I have no reason not to, Biscayne Park Commissioner Bryan Cooper sounds like a real schmuck. I can totally picture this scenario:
“Cooper is quite regularly argumentative and rude in his dealings with his colleagues, overtalking, interrupting, provoking, and sometimes threatening. In his dealings with the public, he is likewise argumentative. He tends to be the only Commissioner who requests opportunities to debate his neighbors. In the last Commission meeting, he refused to answer a direct and simple question from one speaker, simply staring at her instead, and conspicuously ignored another, who pleaded with him to stop texting and pay attention to her while she was addressing the Commission. He eventually alleged that his activities with his cell phone represented doing “research,” and he still refused to do the speaker the courtesy of suspending whatever it was he was doing, so he could even appear to care what she was saying.”
A real charmer, huh?
The column goes on to say, “Because of his persistent complaints that the Village, and the Commission, and the managerial staff, do not do as he personally would like them to, he has declared a strike against the Village and its residents, and he refuses to attend any community events.” It sure seems that Cooper, much like Myron, is prone to temper tantrums when he doesn’t get his way. I wonder if he’s sicced Code Enforcement on anyone yet? If not, give him time.
In another column from February 12, 2013, the Village Voice discussed the contract renewal of their then (and now our) City Manager, Ana Garcia. About the debate, the article states, “It was frankly a bit painful to see these decisions about the Village entrusted to Bryan Cooper, who doesn’t care about anyone or anything, and only wants to withhold and insult.”
Okay, so we totally get the picture now, right? Commissioner Cooper is a real piece of work.
And now he’s coming after North Miami Beach with his ridiculous Resolution, “Voicing support for North Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County residents who oppose recent rezoning and planned developments adjacent to beautiful and historic Greynolds Park…”
In case he isn’t aware that his “support” of the No-Development Gang amounts to nothing more than meaningless bluster, I thought I’d take this opportunity to clue him in.
Dear Commissioner Cooper,
North Miami Beach is our city, not yours. What we do within our borders is none of your business. I strongly advise you to you keep your nose out of our city’s plans for future growth and development. It’s quite apparent that you have your own problems to deal with, and unless you want me to start going through your closet looking for skeletons, I suggest you back off.
Should you manage to obtain a consensus for the passage of your ridiculous Resolution, which appears highly unlikely considering the Village voting record, it will mean absolutely nothing. Our city will still move forward with its development and redevelopment plans, with or without comments from your peanut gallery.
Seems to me you’re still smarting over the fact that we lured Ana Garcia away from you. Maybe you shouldn’t have been so stingy with her salary, Bryan. Oh, well, you lose!
Up until now, I never paid Biscayne Park any mind. I couldn’t have cared less about your Village. Or its Idiot. That’d be you, Bryan.
Unfortunately, your dumbass Resolution got my attention. Bad move, Dude. Trust me, you do not want to go there. Just ask Myron, or even NMB councilcritter Frantz Pierre, if you don’t believe me.
Your Worst Nightmare
Biscayne Park Commissioner Bryan Cooper, you have just been smacked by the Gadfly. Consider this your warning shot.
“Spreading the Wealth”