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Mayor and manager roles are incompatible – split the job

Mayor and manager roles are incompatible – split the job

Commissioner Rebeca Sosa is moving to rework county hall by splitting the jobs of mayor and manager. Don’t fall asleep on me here. This isn’t minutia. It could be pivotal…

Don’t just plan to plan the planning of transit – get it rolling

Don’t just plan to plan the planning of transit – get it rolling

As planners plan to draw environmental plans that in six to eight months could lead to plans to fund planning for planned additions of actual Miami-Dade mass transit, proponents of…

In Best of Miami, role models to emulate, reasons to smile

In Best of Miami, role models to emulate, reasons to smile

This week’s Best of Miami section rests firmly on a cardinal belief of Miami Today: we like our community and want it to be the best it can possibly be.…

High fives for the high sign in rare nine-way Tri-Rail deal

High fives for the high sign in rare nine-way Tri-Rail deal

In an achievement that took a rare degree of agreement among eight government bodies and a private corporation, three-county commuter rail service seems destined to roll into downtown Miami within…

33 years of Miami Today: What would you do without it?

33 years of Miami Today: What would you do without it?

Thirty-three years ago this week the first copies of Miami Today rolled off a press downtown. That was the easy part of starting a newspaper to serve a growing cosmopolis.…

Soccer fields shouldn’t need detectives or rocket scientists

Soccer fields shouldn’t need detectives or rocket scientists

A brand new Miami advisory board this week may probe “The Case of the Missing Soccer Fields,” the latest volume of government whodunits in which promises to voters vanish. In…

Memo to Genting: no free passes when you break the law

Memo to Genting: no free passes when you break the law

Malaysian steamroller Genting has failed every other way to get OKs for a massive casino in Miami’s downtown, so now it has gone to court seeking to prevent the state…

County buses need more funds even while we push for rail

County buses need more funds even while we push for rail

Two new reports should frighten anyone who complains about it getting harder and harder to get around Miami-Dade. They point to a huge failure of our mass transit linchpin, the…

Would bigger Greater Miami Chamber be as relevant?

Would bigger Greater Miami Chamber be as relevant?

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is on the brink of a sea change. But in which direction will the tide turn? Within weeks the chamber has revealed that its…

Build transit on a smart track with clear focus, paid rides

Build transit on a smart track with clear focus, paid rides

Transit in Miami-Dade might soon roll toward a sidetrack reminiscent of a 2002 trip to a bait-and-switch tax that bought little new rail while roads congested. Some county commissioners are…

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