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Bad as downtown traffic is, planners try to make it worse

Bad as downtown traffic is, planners try to make it worse

Nobody should be surprised by our lead story last week that that Miami’s downtown developers are urging the powers that be to slice auto traffic lanes out of Biscayne Boulevard…

Drooping heads at public meeting are no napping matter

Drooping heads at public meeting are no napping matter

At the podium former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman was talking about energy, yet hundreds of heads had drooped into a posture that said anything but energy: it seemed…

For county incentives deals, schedule a whole new ballgame

For county incentives deals, schedule a whole new ballgame

Miami-Dade commissioners this week were to set deadlines to negotiate $75 million in tax-funded incentives grants to multiple enterprises for supposedly game-changing economic catalysts. As they plan for future grants…

A Miami day of achievements that mostly went unheralded

A Miami day of achievements that mostly went unheralded

The barrage of bad news that hits us from every side every day has so jaundiced Miamians that it’s hard to realize that most of what is going on around…

Weak goals for incentives achieve little, distort competition

Weak goals for incentives achieve little, distort competition

Vast downtown projects are each spending $1.75 billion to create retail, residences, hotels, garages and more in multi-block swaths. But government is treating them differently as they compete in the…

It’s time to get back to core beliefs – or to belatedly list them

It’s time to get back to core beliefs – or to belatedly list them

Organizations need periodic wakeup calls to tend to their own core principles, the ones that underpin the game they’re playing and the results they expect. Whether in business, a nonprofit…

County should carefully vet Miami Worldcenter incentives

County should carefully vet Miami Worldcenter incentives

Incentives that Miami commissioners OK’d unanimously last week could hand Miami Worldcenter up to $90 million in tax rebates at almost no cost to them. That’s a giveaway to people…

How county officials prioritize top needs (they really don’t)

How county officials prioritize top needs (they really don’t)

Miami-Dade County sorely needs to get its act together to maximize help from the legislature. County officials complain we send far more money to the state than we get back…

Our future’s easy to forecast if nothing happens (but it will)

Our future’s easy to forecast if nothing happens (but it will)

Two weeks ago – before the Obama-Castro deal – a friend at dinner asked how I saw Miami in five years. Not having a crystal ball, my forecast began “I’m…

In madcap development boom, a little less Christmas spirit

In madcap development boom, a little less Christmas spirit

US consumer confidence charged to a post-recession high this month. In Miami, we didn’t need the uptick report in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal – we could see the confidence written…

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