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County To Consider Stripping Powers From Transit Watchdog Panel

Miami-Dade County commissioners today (3/18) are to consider reducing the powers of a voter-mandated watchdog group that oversees spending of a half-cent sales tax.…

County Mulls Salestax Breaks For Businesses In Underdeveloped Areas

Local officials are studying an economic development program in New Jersey that includes sales-tax breaks in certain areas and a redistribution of state sales tax to determine if a similar…

Sales Tax Not Enough To Pay For Transit Projects County Says

Mass-transit expansions promised to voters when they approved a half-cent sales-tax increase will be impossible without significant federal and state funding and a fare increase voters never learned about, according…

Value Of Proposed County Bond Issue Could Hit 2 Billion

The value of Miami-Dade County's proposed general obligation bond issue could hit $2 billion if interest rates stay low and growth in property values continue rising.…

Performingarts Centers Opening Pushed Back To October 2006

Completion of the Miami Performing Arts Center has been pushed back again, this time to October 2006, Assistant Miami-Dade County Manager Bill Johnson said, threatening sanctions for the builders if…

Gables Considers Expanding Popular Trolley Service

Coral Gables officials are considering expanding the city's trolley service, which began rolling three months ago, to meet greater demand.…

Skeptics Say Developers Might Be Too Hasty In Little Havana

Land banking and a significant amount of development is taking place in Miami's Little Havana, but some say building there now might be premature.…

Regionalizing Three Seaports Would Attract Federal Funds

Recognizing the strip between Miami and Palm Beach as a high-priority trade corridor would make the regions' three ports, the Florida East Coast Railway and roadways connecting them highly competitive…

Miamimiami Beach Link Put On Back Burner

A mass-transit link of downtown Miami and Miami Beach is taking a back seat to other projects as Miami-Dade County sets priorities for spending a half-percent sales surtax.…

Countys New Sports Commission Hires Director

Miami-Dade County's recently formed sports commission has selected an executive director to attract more sporting events to the area and develop community athletic programs.…

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