If former Gov. Rick Scott had not swiped Carlos Lopez-Cantera from the Miami-Dade property appraiser’s office to be his lieutenant governor in 2012, we might not be making the recommendation that we are today.
And that is, Marisol Zenteno should be the county’s new property appraiser. She stands ready to take up where Lopez-Cantera left off.
He was committed to updating the stodgy office with 21st century technology to make it more efficient, cost-effective and accessible. Zenteno says that’s her commitment, too, because under the incumbent, Pedro Garcia — who, by the way, is Zenteno’s boss — such progress has stalled.
In their joint interview with the Miami Herald Editorial Board, Zenteno made clear that her goal is to make the office accessible and relevant to residents’ lives. “Our programs work in silos. The systems don’t communicate,” she said. “It takes a worker double the time to search in