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County on road to add to shameful transit funds hijackings

County on road to add to shameful transit funds hijackings

Miami-Dade commissioners are poised for their final hijacking of funds targeted to add vital transit. Flying so low under the radar that a Miami Today article was the sole mention,…

County flies full circle to land a small slice of airport pizza

County flies full circle to land a small slice of airport pizza

In the end, Miami-Dade County got the order right. A pizza maker who was cut out of a lease at Miami International Airport because hot pizza smells like pizza has…

Use technology to make murky ballot issues transparent

Use technology to make murky ballot issues transparent

On election day, reflect on the adage “never buy a pig in a poke” – know what you’re buying before you say yes. We try to do that when we…

There is a way around the bridge that divides our city

There is a way around the bridge that divides our city

A 1942 tune begins “It seems to me I’ve heard that song before.” The lyrics could refer to a bid by Miami’s Downtown Development Authority to keep the Brickell Avenue…

If Marlins’ owners can’t sell rights, pray they can sell team

If Marlins’ owners can’t sell rights, pray they can sell team

The Atlanta Braves, still more than two years from moving into a $622 million suburban ballpark, last week announced a 25-year deal that will see the 41,500-seat stadium branded SunTrust…

UM’s trustees must lead so that a new president does too

UM’s trustees must lead so that a new president does too

University of Miami trustees have a golden opportunity as they replace their retiring president to sharpen the vision of the university’s mission and future and select the person most likely…

Roots of airport contract cheating reach back to county hall

Roots of airport contract cheating reach back to county hall

In a dirty game, many of 400 to 500 firms holding contracts at Miami International Airport routinely underpay the county by as much as $3 million apiece. Now that Commissioner…

Fare’s fair: Metromover rides are too useful to give away

Fare’s fair: Metromover rides are too useful to give away

An old can of worms flew open this week as two county commissioners offered a plan to charge actual cash for the privilege of riding public transit downtown. They’re absolutely…

Yes, Pamela, more true thinkers do come to Miami than flee

Yes, Pamela, more true thinkers do come to Miami than flee

A flock of folks have been all atwitter about an opinion piece by a former Miamian that essentially says we’re a city of birdbrains. Pamela Druckerman carefully researched her piece…

Debate public-private deals before they’re set in concrete

Debate public-private deals before they’re set in concrete

Governments are signing more public-private partnerships, a healthy trend – that is, if deals serve a public interest and don’t crowd out pressing needs. Last week we wrote about two…

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