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Metrorail Makeover Panel Oks 478m For Replacing Fleet

The Miami-Dade County Commission's Transit Committee has reluctantly endorsed a plan to spend nearly a half-billion dollars to replace the county's aging fleet of Metrorail cars.…

Miamidade County Stalls Mobile Home Park Rezoning For 90 Days

The Miami-Dade County Commission Tuesday extended a moratorium on mobile home park conversions another 90 days after a two-hour hearing in which residents from mobile home parks pleaded for the…

Charter Report Draws Fire With Seijas Claims Commission Slighted

A final report by the chairman of the Miami-Dade County Charter Review Task Force Tuesday turned into a lambasting of the panel by a commissioner, who accused the task force…

Cultural Affairs Office Seeks Fixes For Ngelected Program

Miami-Dade County's Department of Cultural Affairs has been at work since last year trying to fix the negligence and mismanagement that has plagued the Art in Public Places program.…

Miamidadepublic Artsprogram In Shambles Auditor Says

Miami-Dade County's $28.2 million Art in Public Program is a mess, with 13 pieces of art worth $12.6 million not recorded in an inventory, 24% of the collection in need…

Audit Management Absent From Art In Public Places Program

An audit that points to a number of questionable practices in Miami-Dade County's Art in Public Places program amounts to "negligence to the point of being criminal," Commissioner Sally A.…

Adrienne Arsht Arts Center On Solid Financial Footing

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami-Dade County is "on solid financial footing," says County Mayor Carlos Alvarez in highlights of his State of the County address.…

Private Developments Rising At Three Airports

Miami International Airport is the big engine in the local economy, but Miami-Dade County's general aviation airports aren't sitting idle, with private development projects underway totaling $363 million.…

Election Changes Could Save Money Increase Voter Turnout

Consolidating municipal elections or holding them in tandem with countywide races could save some cities tens of thousands of dollars and increase voter turnout.…

Florida Marlins Deal Hits Parking Spaces Snag

A parking gap is road-blocking negotiations for a $525 million Florida Marlins stadium. If not resolved quickly, it could topple a tight construction schedule and an anticipated April 2011 opening,…

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