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Why does our approved affordable housing take so long?

Why does our approved affordable housing take so long?

A report issued quietly Friday should startle anyone who cares about Miami-Dade’s future. In that report, Mayor Carlos Giménez details affordable housing completions and lists projects stuck in the pipeline…

Mayor’s about-face on transit modes is compelling logic

Mayor’s about-face on transit modes is compelling logic

Not everyone can gaze at new facts, realize he’s been chugging hard down the wrong track, admit it, and then start chugging hard in reverse. That’s what Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos…

Startling new facts provide vital perspective on key issues

Startling new facts provide vital perspective on key issues

New federal statistics unveiled last week paint an image of Miami vastly different from the televised pictures of the glistening metropolis that the nation was concurrently viewing during coverage of…

For big picture’s sake, examine cityhood for all of county

For big picture’s sake, examine cityhood for all of county

A tiny item that county commissioners tentatively OK’d last week proves that the Miami-Dade charter needs updating. The vote was to keep alive a study of South Dade cityhood. Almost…

Coalition vital to tell Miami’s story as a home for business

Coalition vital to tell Miami’s story as a home for business

We applaud the county jobs team’s new CEO, who told readers last week that one of his three pillars of strategy is to boost Miami’s image for work and business.…

Tarnishing of good names in housing probe is unaffordable

Tarnishing of good names in housing probe is unaffordable

Headlines trumpet affordable housing’s scarcity – yet some of those headlines deter more affordable housing. As Miami Today has cited zoning to “encourage development of much-needed affordable housing” and civic…

Mayor gutsy in sticking his neck out for 836 extension

Mayor gutsy in sticking his neck out for 836 extension

As road commutes take longer each day yet new mass transit drifts farther and farther off into the unfunded future, Mayor Carlos Giménez has taken the tough but logical step…

Transit plan’s biggest shortage isn’t money, it’s courage

Transit plan’s biggest shortage isn’t money, it’s courage

Almost 14 months after Miami-Dade unveiled with full fanfare a so-called SMART plan to add six transit corridors, all we have is that same empty pledge. The glaring lack of…

10 questions for the team that will review county’s charter

10 questions for the team that will review county’s charter

A 15-member team is nearing the starting line to propose changes to the rulebook under which Miami-Dade County’s government operates. It’s a vital job. Though the task sounds soporific, changes…

Rail cuts put SMART transit plan into the DUMB column

Rail cuts put SMART transit plan into the DUMB column

As Miami-Dade strives to add six transit legs in a so-called SMART plan, it’s a DUMB move to cut service on its newest rail line, the one that carries airport…

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