The controversial American Dream “Mega Mall” or amusement park project and a separate project by the Graham Cos are inching closer to seeing that their respective projects realized.
The projects approval hearings are now set for an earlier date in May, but aside from the previously mentioned political implications, could the early approval of the projects influence the 2018 gubernatorial election in Florida?
According to Attorney Joe Goldstein, “the Graham family is one of the great families of Florida,” and “one of the great developers of Florida.’’
With that said, could a project approval turn into a “great” gubernatorial windfall for Team Graham in 2018, or huge burden for her?
Also, if the project goes through, and if Graham becomes the next governor of Florida, major conflicts could arise if state agencies must provide approvals and make funding decision to improve the transportation improvements that the developer (her family) is asking for.
What would Governor Graham do then?