Written by Miami Today on December 2, 2010
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BALLPARK BATTLES: The clock is ticking. Miami-Dade is seeking reimbursement for the nearly $50 million in general obligation bond proceeds it has spent to help finance construction of the new Florida Marlins stadium. But while the county commission has given Mayor Carlos Alvarez 60 days to initiate dialogue, negotiations are nil. In order for terms to be addressed, the county, the City of Miami and the team would have to agree to reopen the concluded contract package. County spokeswoman Suzy Trutie said the mayor plans to meet with the county attorney’s office to discuss legal options but has yet to do so.
SAFE KIDS: Adults can no longer visit "designated children’s play areas" in the City of Miami without a minor under a measure adopted by the city commission. Miami Beach has adopted a similar measure.
LAME DUCK LUNCHEON: A Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce luncheon was to focus on Jackson Health System on Wednesday and feature a year-end review by Eneida Roldan, outgoing president and chief executive officer. Barbara Kahn, outgoing dean for the School of Business Administration for the University of Miami, was to discuss this year’s UM Global Business Forum, "The Business of Healthcare: Defining the Future."
PERU BOUND: Non-stop passenger service between Miami International Airport and Lima on TACA PERU was to launch Wednesday. The airline is to operate one roundtrip flight daily on a 150-passenger Airbus A320.
THOUGHTS?: Learn, ask questions and voice your opinions on Florida Department of Transportation plans to improve Miami-Dade County infrastructure at a hearing at 7 tonight (12/2) at the Florida Department of Transportation District Six Auditorium, 1000 NW 111th Ave., Doral. Or new this year, residents can take part in an online version by watching live on the department’s website. Online viewers — who are asked to pre-register — can submit questions via e-mail or phone that are to be read by the moderator during the live session. Details: (305) 470-5277 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.fdotmiamidade.com/workprogram.
PANHANDLING: Downtown Miami’s no-panhandling boundaries were expanded by Miami commissioners, pushing it north to Northeast 12th Street east of Miami Avenue. This includes Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus and the area west of the AmericanAirlines Arena.
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