Tremont Towing: A Cautionary Tale
A few weeks ago I visited Miami Beach with some of my friends and colleagues. We were doing an audit of various South Florida agencies (including state and local contractors) to test their compliance with Florida’s Public Records Act.
The overall performance of public agencies and contractors acting on their behalf was some of the worst I’ve ever seen. In fact, while we were in Miami-Dade County we did not visit a single entity that complied with the Public Records Act. Not one.
One of the most remarkable encounters we had was at Tremont Towing. Tremont Towing is well known as both the subject of Jennifer Lopez’s “reality” TV show “SOUTH BEACH TOW” and as a wildly controversial vendor for the City of Miami Beach.
Even a brief review of on-line commentary will give you some idea about just how unpopular Tremont Towing is. Seriously, spend a few minutes on Google and you’ll see what I mean.
I’ve heard stories about Tremont Towing for some time and thought it would be interesting to take a look at it myself. As you’ll see in the video that really didn’t work out.