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County Hall travel spending soars 56%

Spending on Miami-Dade County employee travel increased 56% last fiscal year from the prior year. Staff spent about $1.78 million on travel in 2012-13, about $640,000 more than 2011-12. That was funded by the general and special revenue…

Port to raze warehouses, regain land

Port to raze warehouses, regain land

PortMiami intends to tear down and relocate or remodel several of its warehouses. “Nearly every warehouse is destined to be knocked down and relocated in the next five years,” said…

Dolphins’ stadium handoff must tackle money issues

Dolphins’ stadium handoff must tackle money issues

Before the Miami Dolphins would turn over ownership of Sun Life Stadium to Miami-Dade County, the two sides will have to settle a number of money issues – and apparently…

Airport City visions fly on collision course

Airport City visions fly on collision course

Two visions for Airport City, the mixed-use development planned for the entrance to Miami International Airport, are flying on a collision course piloted by county officials using different flight plans.…

Chief judge seeks new county courthouse

Chief judge seeks new county courthouse

By Susan Danseyar Chief Judge Bertila Soto is advocating for a new Dade County courthouse because the one built in 1925 is too small for the 11th Judicial Circuit’s needs.…

Plans laid for Jackson bonds oversight

Plans laid for Jackson bonds oversight

Progress is being made on legislation needed to create a new oversight board for Jackson Health System that would monitor how Jackson spends $830 million in public bond funding. The…

Miami targets lone wall mural to go

Miami targets lone wall mural to go

Miami Commissioner Frank Carollo is convinced wall mural laws in the city are being selectively enforced. This belief played a role in a debate last week about an illegal wall…

Engineers check cracks in courthouse columns

Engineers check cracks in  courthouse columns

By Susan Danseyar Despite cracks in basement columns, the Dade County Courthouse won’t be falling down any time soon as it undergoes 45 days of engineering tests. Officials are keeping…

Curtain rises on work of rebuilding playhouse

Curtain rises on work of rebuilding playhouse

Years ago, Miami-Dade County officials set aside $20 million in bond money to one day revive the historic Coconut Grove Playhouse. That day has finally arrived, thanks to the combined…

City, neighbors end decade of legal squabbles with a deal

City, neighbors end decade of legal squabbles with a deal

More than a decade of legal battles involving the interests of developers, neighboring homeowners and Miami city government have finally come to an end. And aiding in the conclusion of…

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