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County Panels Study Concepts For Water Taxi

The hovercraft safely skims over manatees and seabed grasses as its 50 passengers glide 30 mph across Biscayne Bay. The vessel links commuters and tourists between downtown Miami and both…

Four County Commissioners Appoint Themselves To Charterreview Panel

Four Miami-Dade County commissioners, two former county attorneys and former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre will be among 21 members of the county's Charter Review Task Force, which will meet this…

County Procurement Reform Strives For Fairness Efficiency

A package of recently approved reforms to Miami-Dade County's bidding process has commissioners striving to ensure fairness while avoiding work delays.…

County To Seek Investors For Land At Airports

The Miami-Dade Aviation Department on Tuesday got the go-ahead to begin seeking developers for land it owns at Miami International and Kendall-Tamiami Executive airports.…

Alvarez Orders Restrictions On County Hiring

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez on Tuesday ordered strict hiring restrictions for county positions as the government prepares for lower revenues resulting from property-tax reform.…

Aviation Trade Officials Here Expect Benefits From Uschina Flight Deal

Miami International Airport, its largest airline and South Florida's international-trade community should reap profits from an agreement increasing the number of daily passenger flights between the United States and China,…

County Adds 503 Million To North Terminal Budget

Exasperated Miami-Dade commissioners threw the long-troubled North Terminal project a $503 million lifeline Tuesday, after airport officials assured them that contract changes will let them keep a tighter leash on…

Commissioners Ok Plan To Have Marlins Change Name Springtraining Site

The Florida Marlins would conduct spring training in Homestead and change their name to the Miami Marlins as part of a deal for a new stadium under a county commission…

Commissioners Split On Opalocka Development

A proposal for Miami-Dade County to begin negotiations with the Carrie Meek Foundation for a development lease at Opa-locka Executive Airport failed to pass a divided Miami-Dade Airport and Tourism…

Burgess Contract Is Fine Alvarez Says

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez said Tuesday that he will affirm the terms of County Manager George Burgess' contract when it expires in June, seeking to clarify confusion over how the…

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