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Alvarez Blasts Plan To Add Elected Sheriff

A plan to replace Miami-Dade County's appointed police chief with an elected county sheriff drew fire this week from Mayor Carlos Alvarez and other civic leaders who fear political fundraising…

County Wants One Thing From Legislature Money

As the Florida Legislature prepares for its regular session next week, Miami-Dade County elected officials say the region's problems boil down to a single word — money. There's just not…

County Officials Still Eye Community Cash For Stadium

Despite a resounding rejection from one local special taxing district, Miami-Dade officials are still eyeing community redevelopment cash to help fund a $500 million baseball stadium for the Florida Marlins…

Commissioners Have Doubts About Stadium Site

Only minutes after a Florida Senate Committee approved two bills Tuesday for a special state tax break to help fund construction of a $500 million baseball stadium for the Florida…

Carrental Firms Threaten To Boycott Intermodal Center

National car-rental chains say they'll back out of lease agreements and sink Miami International Airport's $1.3 billion mass-transit hub if local fleet owners' demands for larger, disproportionate space at the…

County Commissioner To Push For Elected Sheriffs Post

Less than a month after voters gave Miami-Dade County's mayor broad new authority, County Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz on Tuesday unveiled a sweeping proposal to take away the chief executive's…

Alvarez Pushes For Toll Flyovers Stadium In State Of County Speech

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez proposed a new system of elevated toll roads, creation of a special panel to help convicts and a bounty on illegal handguns during his annual…

County Gives Initial Ok For Increase In Impact Fees

Despite heated opposition from builders, the school board's controversial plan to triple impact fees on all new home construction won tentative approval Tuesday from the Miami-Dade County commission.…

County Gives Ultimatum On Opalocka Development

Citing decades of broken promises, bungled negotiations and missed deadlines, Miami-Dade County commissioners last week gave a community development company 90 days to get a deal for Opa-locka Executive Airport…

Mayor Commissioners Begin Battle For Control

A shadow war for control of Miami-Dade County government has begun in earnest as Mayor Carlos Alvarez methodically has tightened his grip on daily operations and commissioners have sought to…

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