Friday, October 3, 2014

Your qualifying test drive raises $20 for Miami Palmetto Senior High School PTSA at Gus Machado Ford

The Miami Palmetto Senior High School PTSA receives $20 with a qualifying drive. See you there on Oct. 10 from 3-7 PM

What:     $20 for Palmetto High School. 
                 For every test-drive taken, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the school
Where:   Gus Machado Ford in Palmetto Bay
When:    October 10, 2014
Time:     3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Facebook members - students, parents of a student, alums or a friends/supporters of Miami Palmetto Senior High should CLICK HERE to view the official Palmetto Facebook page.  Like the page to stay current on the happenings.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Miami Hal’s video - Palmetto Bay candidate’s forum held 9/30/14

CLICK HERE to view the full Miami Hal site. Over the past six years, Hal "MiamiHal" Feldman, a Realtor and resident of Palmetto Bay has covered our community events in video, newspapers and on his own blog ( to educate and enrich fellow Villagers. He covered the Candidates' Forum LIVE on the web (real time 9-30-14) as well as posting the video on-demand (CLICK HERE) for those of you who could not attend. Hal deserves much appreciation for his commitment to our community.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Palmetto Bay News - Candidate profiles article now online

CLICK HERE (or the additional link below) to view the Community Newspapers - Palmetto Bay News edition with the Candidates Profiles.
I humbly ask for your vote and continued support.  We need to work together to complete the projects we began, moving Palmetto Bay forward; reestablish the original fiscal method of governance I created, that of “Government Lite” which was how we won awards for our budgets and received flawless audits under my original leadership, resulting in AA- bond rating. We need to invest in properly maintaining our roads, drainage and park improvements as delays will cost us more money when these items can no longer be put off. 

Too many people have asked me why the traffic calming program has come to a screeching halt since I left office.  I will restart our public safety traffic calming initiatives.

It is time to initiate a new long range plan process. 

I will also meet with parents about what playground equipment they want restored to our playgrounds and work to reinvigorate parks activities for all ages. We must take steps necessary to guarantee free public access at Thalatta Estate. We have more than ample village employees, so we should make sure our park concessions stands and buildings are open. We need to be reasonable in addressing renovating the building at Coral Reef Park.  

But this is such a small part.  I want to get you involved.  Please call me at (305) 302-3713 or e-mail me at More information and specifics are available on my campaign website:

Thank you!

Your neighbor and friend,

Eugene Flinn

Monday, September 29, 2014

Miami-Dade County - Miami-Dade County Elections - Absentee Voting - the deadline to request an absentee ballot for the Nov 4 General Election is Oct.29.

Miami-Dade County - Miami-Dade County Elections - Absentee Voting

Click the link immediately above to be taking to the Miami-Dade County Elections Department website.

Requesting & submitting a ballot

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the November 4 General Election is Wednesday, October 29.

Any registered voter eligible to vote may request an absentee ballot online.

An absentee ballot can also be requested by email, fax, telephone or in writing at the following:

  • Email:
  • Fax: 305-499-8401
  • Telephone: 305-499-8444
    TTY Number: 305-499-8480
  • Mail:
    Supervisor of Elections
    Attn: Absentee Ballot Section
    PO BOX 521250
    MIAMI, FL 33152
Notice: Absentee ballots mailed to an address other than the one on file in the Florida Voter Registration System require a written request signed by the voter.

Monday, September 8, 2014

EYE ON MIAMI: Picture of the Day: Purple Heart Men. By Geniusofd...

EYE ON MIAMI: Picture of the Day: Purple Heart Men. By Geniusofd...: Click on Eye on Miami for the full story and photos. How often do you go to dinner and have the opportunity to meet up with not one, but two Purple Hear Recipients?  Now that is 'rare air' in the company of two heros. A birthday dinner at local Palmetto Bay establishment French Bistro results in Bob Messer (Vietnam) meeting up with Robert Bohm (WW II). 

By the way, I cannot reveal the name of the blogger who celebrated the birthday, but let's just say that for this one special day, the "Eye" was on the blogger.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Eugene Flinn | Mayor | Palmetto Bay FL - Hal Feldman and I discuss moving Palmetto Bay forward

Eugene Flinn | Mayor | Palmetto Bay FL -

Thank you Hal Feldman for your time and interest in meeting up with me at Lots of Lox, one of Palmetto Bay's local gathering places.

A Breakfast Chat with Former Mayor. Next Mayor? August 24, 2014

Click the link above to view our short discussion on moving Palmetto Bay forward.

Political advertisement paid for and approved by Eugene Flinn for Mayor, Palmetto Bay.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Photo of the day - Katherine's first vote!

The August 26, 2014, primary election was the first election that our daughter Katherine was eligible to vote.  Both her mother and I had to be there to witnesses this milestone. 

We vote at Precinct 810 where she was actually able to greet some of the very candidates she voted for.
Thank you all who took the time to participate in the August election. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hurricane Andrew landfall - 5 AM August 24, 1992. 22 years ago today

Has it been that long?  Where were you? It was a defining moment for our South Dade Communities.  The Burger King World Headquarters (now Palmetto Bay Village Center) was one of the hardest struck areas.

Life changed forever.
Andrew came ashore near high tide with a near 17 foot storm tide on August 24, 1992.  Bye, bye Burger King World Headquarters in (pre) Palmetto Bay, one of the featured corporate victims of the storm. I recall the huge damage to the Datran Center and the inability to navigate back home immediately after the storm.


  • Andrew was born as a result of a tropical wave which moved off the west coast of Africa wave and passed south of the Cape Verde Islands (Cape  Verde Storms are often known as the most intense) 
  • Andrew became a tropical storm on August 17, 1992 and became a hurricane on August 22.  It strengthened to a strong category 4 hurricane the next day. 
  • The central pressure was 922 millibars at landfall in southern Miami-Dade County. 
  • Andrew caused an estimated $25 billion in damage in Miami-Dade County. 
  • Andrew moved northwest across the Gulf of Mexico to make a second landfall in Louisiana as a Category 3 storm on August 26. 
  • Andrew directly caused 23 deaths in the U.S. and indirectly caused 38 more. 
  • 25,524 homes were deemed destroyed 
  • 101,241 homes were damaged. 
  • And, as a lasting legacy of Hurricane Andrew, Windstorm Coverage was created, eventually bringing us Citizen’s. Homeowner’s insurance has never been the same.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Our First 100 Days - the expanded plan for improving the success of Palmetto Bay by Eugene Flinn

Our First 100 Days -

Our first 100 days – The team approach to improving the success of Palmetto Bay – Building a greater sense of Community.
by Eugene Flinn

FDR coined the term, “First 100 Days,” and in that time, he passed fifteen bills which formed the basis of the New Deal.  My first 100 days will be critical to this community, and I have a solid record of experience in my eight years as Palmetto Bay’s founding mayor to bring our community together.

Politicians promise the world in every political campaign. This campaign for mayor has been no different. Each candidate promises to make our streets safe, protect our neighborhoods, and keep taxes low. Each has vowed to bring good government and transparency to village hall.

But the real measure of the candidate is not in what is said, but what is done. I have a solid record of establishing this village.  I will put my experience to work for us to guide this village through its next critical steps. I want to tell you exactly what will happen in the first 100 days of a Flinn administration. Working together and engaging our fellow residents and businesses, we will:
CLICK HERE to read the full plan.

CLICK HERE to view the posting of all candidates for Palmetto Bay mayor posted on South Dade Matters, including my abridged version.

Miami-Dade County - Miami-Dade County Elections - Absentee Voting

Miami-Dade County - Miami-Dade County Elections - Absentee Voting

NOTICE:  The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the August 26 Primary Election is August 20. THAT IS TODAY, Thursday. Click the link above (or CLICK HERE) to be directed to the official Miami-Dade County Elections website for complete information regarding requesting an absentee ballot.

Miami-Dade County voters may choose to receive an absentee ballot for a specific election, or for all elections in which they are eligible to vote through the end of the second regularly scheduled general election.

You have until 5:00 PM today (Thursday, 8/21/14) to submit your last-minute request for an absentee ballot.

Confidential Informant In FBI Sting Breaks His Silence « CBS Miami

Confidential Informant In FBI Sting Breaks His Silence « CBS Miami

Palmetto Bay's Michael Kesti speaks out on Channel 4: