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Miami needs to become exceptional, not merely excessive

Miami needs to become exceptional, not merely excessive

How much is too much, how many too many? When, in fact, is bigger not better? Welcome to Miami, land of excess. This is the place where nobody knows how…

County pilots Airport City toward high-cost crash landing

County pilots Airport City toward high-cost crash landing

Airport City began as a model to help fund a $6.2 billion Miami International Airport expansion. Today it’s the poster boy for failed contracts that raise costs in other bidding…

What goes around comes around–over and over and over

What goes around comes around–over and over and over

Miami news stories don’t end – they merely hibernate. Periodically, they return as reruns for a new audience. That repetition was highlighted when I cleaned off a bookshelf and found…

A trust could protect city assets from the build-now disease

A trust could protect city assets from the build-now disease

As David Beckham tries to pluck a new downtown waterfront site for a soccer stadium, it’s time to create a trust to protect and beautify what little waterfront Miami has…

Garbage in, garbage out at the college and university level

Garbage in, garbage out at the college and university level

It was exciting to read in Miami Today that a county study found annual economic impact of $7.3 billion for Miami-Dade’s colleges and universities. What a sales tool for our…

Power play in the taxi line: protecting low-quality service

Power play in the taxi line: protecting low-quality service

Like anyone who’s frequented Miami cabs, I can reel off horror stories. But I’d never heard of the Uber service until an industry delegation visited to tell me why Uber…

Miami’s condo euphoria treads a historically familiar trail

Miami’s condo euphoria treads a historically familiar trail

If you’ve been around Miami at least a decade you recall the euphoria that’s causing condos to spring up faster than we can count. “At this rate, we’ll have 12,000…

Chokehold on downtown’s traffic is no mobility solution

Chokehold on downtown’s traffic is no mobility solution

As buildings, workers, residents and visitors continue to multiply in the heart of Miami, one thing has not kept pace: the roadways that are the primary means of entering and…

Soccer debate: It’s not ‘What site?’ but ‘Why get involved?’

Soccer debate: It’s not ‘What site?’ but ‘Why get involved?’

Debate over which prime waterfront land to yield to an outside business for a soccer stadium should be recast as a far more logical question: why is government involved at…

Mayor needs to bar more giveaways to Marlins owners

Mayor needs to bar more giveaways to Marlins owners

The Miami Marlins are in their third season in a stadium that cost the public $3 billion. And the county is in its third year of challenging what Marlins owners…

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